Diversity in technology 2017: Bryan Glick, editor in chief, ComputerWeekly
Since Computer Weekly launched its annual list of the most influential women in UK technology in 2011, the number of initiatives championing and encouraging women in IT has grown enormously. Through schools, universities, recruiters and employers, many programmes are now in place to try to address the IT diversity gap that most obviously manifests itself in the proportion of women in the sector stubbornly remaining around 17%. But the tech sector is expected to have 800,000 unfilled jobs by 2020 – a skills shortage that can realistically only be addressed by improving the diversity of IT employment and reflecting the diverse nature of the users of technology that we all seek to serve.
In this video from Computer Weekly’s 2017 diversity in technology event, editor in chief Bryan Glick discusses the challenges for IT.