Future-proofing the Tech Industry 

Ross Bray leads Alps Education‘s Software Development and Data teams and is responsible for the Product Roadmap. Working closely with Alps clients Ross is passionate about ensuring that Alps products continue to exceed expectations. Prior to Alps Ross has 15 years of technology Senior Management experience across a variety of sectors and has worked with a number of businesses from early-stage start-up through MBO and public listing.

We discuss the challenges of showing young minds the value of technology in our everyday lives, to inspire them to take an interest in seeing tech as a viable career option. We have a skills shortage in tech with 62% of UK business executives say that their tech talent pool doesn’t have the capability to deliver their digital strategy. Schools can’t keep up with the developments in Tech to teach the subject fully, but what they can do is show the possibilities of a career in Tech.

“The problem stems from school and making sure that people are aware of what the opportunities are, what they need to do to go about getting a career in those different areas, and exiting people about it.”

 

Showtimes

0:55 – The background of Alps Education 

2:30 – The motive of Alps Education 

4:45 – Monitoring and mapping individual success in education 

8:00 – The under-reported Tech community in the North 

9:10 – Tech: North vs South 

11:40 – Embracing the remote working culture

14:30 – Adopting a new way of working 

16:00 – Societal impact of remote working 

17:00 – Encouraging young people to take Tech as a career path

18:20 – Tech in schools 

23:00 – Showing the value of tech to inspire young minds

28:00 – Modern apprenticeships 

30:30 – How to be successful in tech 

31:00 – The dangers of getting into Tech for the wrong reasons