Systems

“Systems” covers a multiplicity of activities, initially Hardware and Software and then naturally followed Integration and Management.

Telecoms

In 1970 the telephone and computer seemed to have little in common.  By 2006 they were indistinguishable

Government

Government occupies a unique place in the IT industry, as one of its biggest users, with a unique scale of systems and ability to influence through policy.  Still true?

 

Security (& Defence)

Security and Technology are now intimately and irrevocably entwined as Communications and Computers both pose both threats and solutions to security of all kinds

Diversity & Inclusion

Why does an industry that has been built by notable women and men from around the world and all backgrounds, classes and lifestyles and in which achievement is entirely dependent on ability, struggle to attract a representative workforce?

Services

While the industry initially consisted of people who made things, like much of the UK economy it turned out that there was more potential in designing, using and advising.

Education

A key contributor to the development of technology and increasingly dependent on IT in its future.

Financial Services

The financial services industry possibly vies with Government as the most influential sector in the development and use of IT.

Internet

In the twenty first century the Internet is an ubiquitous, enabling technology, so we highlight here interviewees linked to some of its especially notable developments, applications and issues.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The history of AI predates the first commercial application of IT but has taken longer to materially affect our lives than many anticipated and will probably have an impact that most of us cannot imagine

Entertainment

If industry and commerce were revolutionised by IT in the twentieth century, surely the twenty-first is notable for the effect of IT and comms on leisure: retail, gaming, gambling, music, film, and so the list goes on.

Data Analytics

Data analytics is the science of analysing raw data in order to make conclusions about that information.