Microsoft CityNext: Rising to the code challenge

Cities are our economic hubs. They’ve long attracted ambitious workers looking for better jobs. So it’s no surprise that today 80% of the world’s economic activity comes from urban areas. But the jobs that will drive our economy tomorrow will be very different from the ones that fuelled the growth of cities in generations past….


Taking on the cyber skills gap with Cyber Security Challenge UK

The cyber security skills gap facing the UK is so severe that it could take as long as 20 years to correct – and could cost the country as much £27 billion each year in the meantime, according to a recent National Audit Office report. UK business are keen to address that problem by supporting…


Glasgow Digital Skills Summit – positive talk and positive action

Yesterday we attended the DoItDigitally Glasgow Digital Skills Summit, in Glasgow’s beautiful City Chambers, run in Partnership with Glasgow City Council and Microsoft. With no less than 7 keynote speakers, 3 panel discussions and 2 ‘unconference’ operational sessions, it was a packed agenda with a lot of great debate.   Attended by around 200 delegates…


Microsoft launches three-year programme to help tackle youth unemployment

Microsoft has launched ‘Get On’, a new programme offering young people in the UK the skills and inspiration they need to succeed in getting that all important first job. With youth unemployment currently at 1.02 million1, Get On aims to help 300,000 16-24 year olds take meaningful steps toward work and the start of a career over…