Tech parents' perspective on the future of work: techUK

Tech parents' perspective on the future of work


Published, 26 July 2018

techUK are carrying out a survey of parents working in the tech sector or in a tech role. The survey aims to understand how they speak to their children about the future world of work. It seeks their views on how children are being prepared for the future of work and their perspective on the current education system.

The survey is short and should take less than 10 minutes to fill out.

Delivering Digital Skills : Nesta

Delivering Digital Skills


Published 25 April 2018

Nesta has released guidance on preparing the workforce for the digital economy. The report reveals the need to develop digital skills and offers recommendations to build a healthy digital skill ecosystem, highlighting the need for innovative and flexible approaches to learning. The guidance is also supported by ten case studies.

Skill Shift: Automation and the Future of the Workforce: McKinsey & Company

Skill Shift: Automation and the Future of the Workforce

McKinsey & Company

Published, 2 May 2018

This report by the McKinsey Global Institute explores the impact of technology on the economy and work. It focuses on banking, insurance, energy and mining, healthcare, manufacturing and retail. The report includes a survey of business leaders that reveals the ways in which industries will adapt and shows which skills will be in demand in the future.

The AI Growth Capital of Europe : Mayor of London

London: The AI Growth Capital of Europe

Mayor of London

Published, June 2018

The Mayor of London releases a report which highlights London’s strengths to be a European leader in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

The research finds that London already has more AI companies of other urban hubs in Europe and continues to grow at a faster rate than other companies. London also has a good talent pool, increasingly high levels of investment (including from the national government) and a strong network of expertise in AI ethics.

Understanding the areas of London’s strength in developing AI will help the Mayor of London make strategic decisions about how to best support the AI sector.

Smarter London Together : The London Assembly

Smarter London Together

The London Assembly

Published, June 2018

The Smarter London Together roadmap is launched by the Mayor of London which outlines how London can be the world’s smartest city.

The road map encompasses 20 initiatives which are divided into five key areas: creating additional user designed services, developing a new deal for city data, increasing digital skills and leadership, improving collaboration within the city and developing smarter streets and world-class connectivity.

Commission proposes EU digital programme : European Commission

Commission proposes €9.2 billion investment in first ever digital programme

European Commission

Published, 6 June 2018

The European Commission has proposed plans to set up a Digital Europe Programme.

The programme will receive €9.2 billion and will aim to strengthen digital transformation and tackle digital challenges in five main areas: supercomputers, AI, cybersecurity and trust, digital skills and use of digital technology across society and the economy.


Online talent platforms : World Employment Confederation - Europe

Online talent platforms, labour market intermediaries and the changing world of work

World Employment Confederation - Europe

Published, May 2018

This report maps the economy of online talent platforms and makes comparisons between them and temporary agency work.

The report covers a broad range of factors including by not limited to the structure and size of online platforms, the regulatory frameworks used to govern them and skills development.

People, Power and Technology: Doteveryone

People, Power and Technology: the 2018 Digital Understanding Report


Published, 24 April 2018

This report on digital skills from Doteveryone explores the UK's understanding of technology. Five gaps in the public's understanding were identified, such as not knowing how their personal information is collected, highlighting that technologies are not easily understandable in their current state.

Adults’ media use and attitudes : Ofcom

Adults’ media use and attitudes


Published, 30 April 2018

This Ofcom report describes the need for more critical skills in the way that adults engage with online content and other media.

This report details changing online and media usage habits such as the increase in negative experiences online and the amount of time adults spend online, which creates a growing requirement for skills to make critical judgement about media content.