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The need to attract more women into the tech industry

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I was struck by a quote I read recently from Sky's Group Chief Information Security Officer, Elaine Bucknor.

Launching the latest round of the company's Women in Tech Scholars Scheme, she claimed that boys in the UK are still more than twice as likely to be encouraged to work in tech than girls. And she said that it's little wonder half of girls Sky spoke with had ruled out working in the industry by the time they reached 18 years old.

Initially unveiled last year, Sky's scheme offers £25,000 in funding to five women in order to fund their tech idea along with support and mentorship.

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Utilising emerging technology to improve the customer experience

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In 2018 ServiceNow was voted the world's most innovative company by Forbes, ahead of Tesla and Workday, with company revenues growing to more than $2.6 billion in 2018. The company is already established as the market leader in IT Service Desk and Service Management software and is making strong inroads into the HR and Customer Service Management segments with it's Now platform. But it is the digital platform's capability around rapid custom application development and modernisation of legacy applications which perhaps holds the greatest potential for growth.

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10 minutes with... Kevin Graham

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Kevin loves GAA and is a huge Dublin supporter, he even takes time out to coach at underage level. In his spare time he plays the guitar and saxophone however, according to Kevin both badly. Also, when it all gets a bit hectic Kevin loves to jet off to his holiday home in Spain, as you do! 

Question: Kevin, you’re a pre-sales technical consultant, what does that actually mean?


Kevin: I work with the Sales Team and customers in translating the customer’s needs and required outcomes into a technical solution.

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