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Podcast: The Computer Weekly Downtime Upload – Episode 13

In this week’s episode of the Computer Weekly Downtime Upload podcast, the team are joined by security editor Warwick Ashford to talk about his time at the CyberUK conferences, as well as connected cars, education in the UK, and Brian McKenna’s trip to China

In this week’s episode of the Computer Weekly Downtime Upload podcast, Warwick Ashford joins Brian McKenna, Caroline Donnelly and Clare McDonald to talk about CyberUK, the current state of technology in schools, and Brian’s trip with Huawei in China.

Warwick discusses his time at the CyberUK conference in Glasgow, including the rule surrounding the identity of its attendees, and government plans to declassify certain information more quickly so it can exchange threat details with other organisations to make sure people are prepared for current risks.  

Caroline talks about connected cars – as the automotive industry evolves, and people become less dependent on driving their own vehicles, developing digital features in cars is becoming the new norm to appeal to consumers.

Clare talks about the UK education system – children will need digital skills for the workplace of these future, but these are not necessarily skills that teachers know how to teach. Alongside this, technology adoption in schools across the UK is disparate, leaving teachers in a desperate state.

Brian talks about his time in China with current talk of the industry Huawei, including what its executives had to say and his experience at the firm’s research and development facility.

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