If leadership is the answer, then what’s the question?
Well, actually, there are a few.
The crucial role that the tech sector increasingly plays in all of our lives has brought with it many advantages. Rapid growth, global investment, the ear of governments and a sometimes bewildering speed of technological developments. It also brings challenges:
- As the consumer’s call for new services and platforms constantly increases, how does the sector find and retain the talent necessary to meet demand?
- With tech now underpinning most of the services we use on a day to day basis, how does the sector ensure that the teams developing these solutions reflect the diverse nature of the society they serve?
- There are 10,000s of unfilled, well-paid vacancies in tech roles on any given day across the UK. Yet women, ethnic minorities and those from socially disadvantaged backgrounds are still significantly under-represented in the digital profession, despite the talents and diversity of experience and thought they could bring to the table. Why?