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The Launch of the 2019 Harvey Nash / KPMG CIO Survey in Newcastle

Held at the Crowne Plaza, Newcastle, our annual CIO event welcomed more than 100 CIOs and technology leaders to hear the results of the 2019 Harvey Nash / KPMG CIO Survey.Our photographer was there to capture it all.  Take a look in our dedicated photo album.We were delighted to be joined by our panel, chaired by Albert Ellis, Global CEO of Harvey Nash. The panel was made up of:James Homes – CIO – North P&I Association Graeme Fletcher – CIO – Connect HealthLesia Gibbons – Exec Level Transformation Director Kirsten Edmondson – Digital Delivery Director – BGL GroupOliver Davy – Head of Strategy and Architecture – Northgate plc6 things we learnt last night…A time of massive change. 44% of organisations expect to change their product/service offering or business model in a fundamental way in the next 3 yearsTechnology doesn’t stop evolving. Organisations are continuing to invest in emerging technology – 1 in 20 are currently investing in quantum computing, for example.The rise of business-managed IT. Almost two-thirds of organisations allow business-managed IT investment, and approximately 1 in 10 actively encourage itUp to 1 in 5 jobs will go to robots. Typically, survey respondents believe around 10% of their organisation’s workforce will be replaced within 5 years by AI / automationRelentless rise of cyber-crime levels out? After tracking the growth of cyber-crime and confidence in dealing with the threat for some years, this is the first time the incidences have levelled out and confidence has grownCIOs: ready for disruption. Not only is technology disrupting sectors, it’s disrupting the role of the technology leader too.  Executive board membership is down, and an explosion of new job titles and roles have occurred, from Chief Digital Officer to Chief Data Officer and beyondSome interesting quotes…Oliver: “Waterfall gets a bad name, but I think there’s still a place for it especially in digital change when those foundations are being put in place.” Graeme : “I completely agree that there needs to be common sense and there are facets of agile that are great when applied, but it has to be of benefit of the business and that’s when you can apply different methodologies when needed.”Kirsten: “At BGL our bonuses are based on cultural milestones, which for a financial services company is very left-field. I think that outlines how important culture is. We need people who have the customer experience at heart.”Lesia: “Whilst you can bring contractors in for the short term to deliver change, it is worth utilising the skills of your employees from other departments or other roles. This is a benefit to both cost and culture.”James: “Culture for us is absolutely vital and it’s something I have instilled. Some of our more junior people have come in and hit the ground running. One finished university on the Friday and started with us on the Monday. That type of person can be invaluable.”As the North East tech community shared ideas, the 2019 CIO Event was a reminder of the diversity of thought within the region and how we can utilise these discussions to the betterment of businesses in region. Our CIO survey allows organisations of all sizes to compare themselves on a global scale and gain unprecedented insight into issues facing the wider IT landscape. If you missed the event, feel free to contact our Newcastle office to arrange a meeting for a tailored overview of the publication. 

The Launch of the 2019 Harvey Nash / KPMG CIO Survey in Leeds

Held at the Everyman Cinema, Leeds, our annual CIO event welcomed more than 130 CIOs and technology leaders to hear the results of the 2019 Harvey Nash / KPMG CIO Survey.Our photographer was there catching it all. See photos here.We were delighted to be joined by our panel, chaired by Will Parker, Associate Director at Harvey Nash, which included: Mark Rice – CIO – thebigwordBella Abrams – Director of IT – University of SheffieldMike Jolley – Group CISO – Lowell Financial6 things learnt last night A time of massive change. 44% of organisations expect to change their product/service offering or business model in a fundamental way in the next 3 yearsTechnology doesn’t stop evolving. Organisations are continuing to invest in emerging technology – 1 in 20 are currently investing in quantum computing, for exampleThe rise of business-managed IT. Almost two-thirds of organisations allow business-managed IT investment, and approximately 1 in 10 actively encourage itUp to 1 in 5 jobs will go to robots. Typically, survey respondents believe around 10% of their organisation’s workforce will be replaced within 5 years by AI / automationRelentless rise of cyber-crime levels out? After tracking the growth of cyber-crime and confidence in dealing with the threat for some years, this is the first time the incidences have levelled out and confidence has grownCIOs: ready for disruption. Not only is technology disrupting sectors, it’s disrupting the role of the technology leader too.  Executive board membership is down, and an explosion of new job titles and roles have occurred, from Chief Digital Officer to Chief Data Officer and beyondSome interesting quotes…Mark: “Our CIO survey takes a picture of change”Mike: “This year has been the highest number of technology leaders who have said they’ve had a budget increase (55%)”Mark: “20% [of roles expect to be automated in the next 5 years] - however there will be many new roles which will come in the future that people can take through”Mike: “We have seen a significant amount of progress to become IT literates and push this [business-managed IT] forward”Bella: “it starts and ends with what your principles are. ‘We value trust significantly more than we value control’”Mark: “The issue is you need to be able to demonstrate that you are interested. Creation of decent working environment is important.” – when discussing why there aren’t more women in ITMark: “It is so obvious if having a diverse workforce is just a ticking box exercise.”Bella: “For as long as people feel diverse work environments is a choice, the longer it will be an issue and won’t change.”Bella: “Don’t tackle it as a problem. Think of it as a solution”

The Launch of the 2019 Harvey Nash / KPMG CIO Survey in Birmingham

Held at the scenic Library of Birmingham, our annual CIO event welcomed around a hundred CIOs and technology leaders to launch the results of the 2019 Harvey Nash/ KPMG CIO Survey.Our photographer was there to capture it all.  Take a look in our dedicated photo album.CEO of Harvey Nash, Albert Ellis took us through the agenda followed by the CIO Practice’s very own Natalie Whittlesey and Lily Haake sharing the fascinating results of the survey.We were delighted to be joined by our fantastic panel, chaired by Chris Seel, Director at Harvey Nash, which included:Sian Jones – CEO, XoserveChris Leggett – COO, Invenio Business SolutionsDavid Leach – Director of IT & Transformation, Orbit Group6 things we learnt last night…A time of massive change. 44% of organisations expect to change their product/service offering or business model in a fundamental way in the next 3 yearsTechnology doesn’t stop evolving. Organisations are continuing to invest in emerging technology – 1 in 20 are currently investing in quantum computing, for example.The rise of business-managed IT. Almost two-thirds of organisations allow business-managed IT investment, and approximately 1 in 10 actively encourage itUp to 1 in 5 jobs will go to robots. Typically, survey respondents believe around 10% of their organisation’s workforce will be replaced within 5 years by AI / automationRelentless rise of cyber-crime levels out? After tracking the growth of cyber-crime and confidence in dealing with the threat for some years, this is the first time the incidences have levelled out and confidence has grownCIOs: ready for disruption. Not only is technology disrupting sectors, it’s disrupting the role of the technology leader too.  Executive board membership is down, and an explosion of new job titles and roles have occurred, from Chief Digital Officer to Chief Data Officer and beyondSome interesting quotes…Sian: “We have a motto at Xoserve that Everyone’s a CIO… It’s completely inconceivable that we’d put anyone in a C-Suite job that a) isn’t a great leader and b) isn’t a commercially savvy individual. I think the world is very quickly going to get to the point where you need to be a great leader… commercially savvy AND you need to be a technology leader.”Chris: “CEOs of the past should be looking over their shoulders.”David: “With governance, I like a nice healthy tension. If you haven’t got the tension… you have the balance wrong.”Sian: “It’s a war on talent. You need to have a clear vision and a sense of why.” Chris: (governance is) “Fundamentally about engagement from the outset; trust needs to be in the rhythm of what IT does”David: “A lot of technology transformation is less about the technology and it’s about how you are as a business.”Sian: “You can be whatever you want to be. Actually tech skills that you have are the base level entry point, so the question is: what do you care about the most? – Employees? Customers? The worlds your oyster. ”Chris: “The successful organisations will be the ones where the technology leader IS the CEO, is driving those right conversations, driving change… transforming the organisation, not just from the balance sheet… but also making sure the underlying fundamentals are right.” David: “With platform based businesses, we trust somebody we’ve never met and there is a group of people who are growing up with that in their mind. Would they have a different perspective on what trust is?”

The Launch of the 2019 Harvey Nash / KPMG CIO Survey in London

Held at the Shangri-La in The Shard, London, our exclusive London CIO event welcomed just under 100 CIOs and technology leaders to hear the results of the 2019 Harvey Nash / KPMG CIO Survey.Our photographer was there to capture it all.  Take a look in our dedicated photo album.We were delighted to be joined by our panel, chaired by David Savage, Director from Harvey Nash, who were:Charlotte Baldwin – Chief Digital and Technology Officer – Freshfields Bruckhaus DeringerBen Lavender – Chief Product Officer – DAZNPaul Schulz – Chief Technology & Product Officer – PerkboxDiarmaid Crean – Chief Digital and Technology Officer – Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust6 things we learnt last night…A time of massive change. 44% of organisations expect to change their product/service offering or business model in a fundamental way in the next 3 yearsTechnology doesn’t stop evolving. Organisations are continuing to invest in emerging technology – 1 in 20 are currently investing in quantum computing, for exampleThe rise of business-managed IT. Almost two-thirds of organisations allow business-managed IT investment, and approximately 1 in 10 actively encourage itUp to 1 in 5 jobs will go to robots. Typically, survey respondents believe around 10% of their organisation’s workforce will be replaced within 5 years by AI / automationRelentless rise of cyber-crime levels out? After tracking the growth of cyber-crime and confidence in dealing with the threat for some years, this is the first time the incidences have levelled out and confidence has grownCIOs: ready for disruption. Not only is technology disrupting sectors, it’s disrupting the role of the technology leader too.  Executive board membership is down, and an explosion of new job titles and roles have occurred, from Chief Digital Officer to Chief Data Officer and beyondSome interesting quotes…Charlotte: ‘Transformation doesn’t have a start and end date; it’s always evolving’Paul: ‘From next year, 46% of the workforce will be millennials – they demand change quickly and expect their work to reflect their personal life when it comes to apps and instant messaging’Diarmaid: ‘It’s much easier to hire people once you meet them and can sell them the purpose of your organisation’Charlotte: ‘Security has to be built in from the beginning; it’s critical it’s not thought of too late’Diarmaid: ‘Once you’ve caught up with security, it will actually help you with transformation’Ben: ‘We use machine learning to help with big data and analytics as we just have too much data and not enough analysts’David: ‘Quantum computing is the new space race’Paul: ‘Data is an asset; the speed we process it is important’Paul: ‘There are 2 challenges with transformation as BAU. 1) it’s difficult to control budgets when there will be tech you haven’t forecast, and 2) people hate change – they see it as unsettling, when really it should be freeing’Charlotte: ‘Technology is an enabler for the business strategy – do you attract strong talent if you don’t have a seat at the table?’Ben: ‘Attracting talent in the UK is a real challenge, unlike in other countries where we have staff’Paul: ‘I hire people who are passionate, flexible and hungry to learn and hungry to be repurposed’Ben: ‘The majority of our development was done via partnering. While scaling up, we are still dependent on it’

GL Education CTO, Ian Tufts, discusses a new approach to learning with Tech Talks podcast

Three months into his role as CTO of GL Education, Ian Tufts has been an incredibly busy individual, setting out a technology road map for a platform evolution to help further their impact on education. Ian found some time in his active schedule to sit down with Dave Savage of Harvey Nash’s Tech Talks, speaking candidly on why captaining this vital piece of work was too good an opportunity to turn down and why this industry in particular resonated him from the off. Tech Talks is a podcast produced by Harvey Nash, interviewing IT leaders and industry experts to provide invaluable and honest insights into technology and the challenges that face senior IT personnel. Ian Tufts is in very distinguished company, with guests who hold senior positions in Nandos, Wipro and eBay, to name a few. In the 3 years since they were established, Tech Talks has earned a formidable reputation in the industry, which has resulted in sought after tech leaders actively looking to get involved. Ian, who has had an illustrious career at the helm of various successful organisations, spoke to Dave on the importance of education and training in his own life and how this was a programme of work he was keen to take the wheel of. As part of his MSc in Computer Science in 1994, Ian developed an online assessment and training programme for his sister, a Physics teacher, and it was here where an interest developed in how computers could play a part in education. “Technology hasn’t changed in education as much as it has in other sectors and we haven’t seen it realised yet. It’s something that’s always interested me over the last 25 years,” Ian stated. “We’re looking at how we can help technology drive education, make teachers’ lives easier and give them more insight to help every pupil be the best they can be.” As Ian spoke passionately about the importance of education, he went into detail with Dave about how GL Education can realise his vision.  One of the company’s key USPs is how their assessment data is used; it’s paramount to everything their assessments provide.   “The value of it all is in the data we produce,” Ian told Tech Talks. “When we get all of our assessment data together into one place, we can compare and contrast it, so it shows us whether a pupil is achieving to their ability – and if they’re not, we can look at the reasons why and what’s holding them back. This is incredibly powerful information for teachers.” A pillar of their digital transformation is how they can implement highly sophisticated data analytics procedures and Ian is enthusiastic about how they can further enhance the learning experience once their data platforms have been fully evolved. “When we’re at that point, I’m keen to explore what we can do with machine learning, how can we use AI to help refine the statistical methods we’ve got?” Ian spoke ambitiously about the future of data analytics in helping teachers provide a truly personal and learning experience for their students.. “We’re already able to help teachers spot anomalies in an individual’s learning  that might not have been expected – but soon, we’ll be able to do this more effectively and with even more insights to help the teaching and learning process.” It is certain to be an exhilarating programme of work for anyone of a tech inclination or an interest in education and you can be certain that GL Education will have a team to match the drive and ambition of Ian’s targets. The Tech Talks podcast is available on iTunes or directly from the Tech Talks site. https://www.tech-talks.co.uk/podcasts You can also see how you can get involved in a career GL Education by viewing the roles we have an offer via our microsite https://microsites.harveynash.com/gleducation/

Harvey Nash launch GL campaign to help shape the future of education

Benjamin Franklin once famously said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”It is often lost on us is that every child learns best at different times, by different methods and in different environments. The ‘one size fits all’ approach is not adequate to fully equip our children with knowledge and information, and most importantly, to prepare them for adult life.Our partner GL Education realises this and is investing in our children’s futures by offering assessments that improve teachers’ understanding of every student and help them achieve their full potential.. GL Education have put in place a strategy to transform both culture and technologyWith an established global reach and products that are present in over half of UK secondary schools, the company is embarking on a major transformation programme that will change education for the better.GL Education offers assessments that identify ability, measure attainment and pinpoint barriers to learning; their products include the Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4), the New Group Reading Test, and the Progress Test Series in English, Maths and Science. Not only this, but schools who use these assessments are provided with data and analysis to allow them to tailor an approach to suit the needs of every child. Digital delivery means that schools receive this information immediately, meaning they can act immediately, too. Innovative ways of assessment GL Offer are empowering children who would otherwise be left behindSuch is the reputation of GL Education on an international scale, they recently secured a 10-year contract with Shanghai-based General Plan Menco Education Group, to play a pivotal role in fuelling teacher training and consultancy to Chinese state schools using a Mandarin edition of one of their leading digital assessments; a huge, complex and exciting digital project. To enable them to continue shaping the future of education, they are evolving their core business platform to adhere to four key pillars of their long-term digital strategy. These are: to future- proof the organisation, deliver new products, enhance their existing portfolio of products (thereby ensuring improved customer usability), and to utilise data analytics to its full potential.Recently appointed CTO, Ian Tufts, has developed a defined, robust plan from both a technology and cultural perspective, to allow the company to achieve their lofty ambitions and to grant children the greatest possible opportunity to gain real value from their education, the most powerful resource of all.To assure successful delivery of this strategy, we are seeking empowered and creative personnel, who want to make a real difference, to join up with the fantastic technology team as GL look to drive through an industry defining programme of work. To be part of the dynamic team  or to find out more about our GL Education campaign, visit The Harvey Nash/GL Education microsite today.

Michael Grant, Harvey Nash advisor and Associate Director, appointed BCS President

Michael Grant, Harvey Nash advisor and Associate Director, appointed BCS President

London - May 1st, 2019 Michael Grant FBCS, advisor and associate director at the global technology recruitment, IT outsourcing and leadership services organisation Harvey Nash Group, has become the new President of the British Computer Society, The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS). Grant, who was inaugurated in late March 2019, will succeed Chris Rees in the role.He began his technology career more than 35 years ago in the flight simulation industry. Since then, he has held a variety of director and vice-president roles within six IT companies - Gateway, Lotus Development, Commodore, ICL, Prime Computer and Wang. Grant joined Harvey Nash nearly five years ago as an advisor and associate director, primarily working alongside the technology recruitment business in London. Andy Heyes, Managing Director of Harvey Nash Technology Recruitment South said:"Michael has been a great advisor to my business over the past five years, and it comes as no surprise that the BCS hold him in such high regard. We wish him all the best as he takes on the President role."You can find out more about BCS on their website - https://www.bcs.org/.About Harvey NashHarvey Nash has helped over half the world's leading companies recruit, source, manage and develop the highly skilled talent they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive, global and technology driven world.With over 2,500 employees in 36 locations, we have the reach and resources of a global organisation, whilst fostering a culture of innovation and agility that empowers our people across the world to respond to constantly changing client needs. We work with clients, both large and small, to deliver a portfolio of services: executive search, technology recruitment and IT outsourcing.To learn more, please visit www.harveynash.com Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/harveynashgroup

Harvey Nash HR Survey featured on Atlas Cloud blog

Harvey Nash HR Survey featured on Atlas Cloud blog

Atlas Cloud, the UK managed service provider, has posted a blog based on the findings of the 2019 Harvey Nash HR Survey.The blog, entitled 'How enabling flexible working can help HR teams satisfy the wishes of the board', not only shares some of the data points from the survey, but also offers their own perspective on the findings.Read their thoughts here.

Harvey Nash announces publication of eighth annual global HR Survey

Harvey Nash announces publication of eighth annual global HR Survey

April 9th 2019, London: Harvey Nash, the global technology recruitment and IT outsourcing company, publishes its 2019 Human Resources Survey.Now in its eighth year, the report reflects the views and insights of 1132 HR directors and HR professionals from more than thirty countries, and is recognised as one of the leading indicators of global trends in human resources, talent management and people development.To download the report, please visit www.harveynash.com/hrsurvey.Key highlights include• Boards are focused on growth. 27% of HR professionals say their board want them to focus on recruiting high performing talent – the most important aspect of the role for the second year running• How’s your brand? Building an employer brand is very important for nearly two thirds of recruitment teams as they aim to attract staff directly• The future of recruitment. A quarter of organisations rely heavily on social media when it comes to recruitment, but many HR teams are finding success in new areas such as video interviews, automated CV assessments and chatbots• The end of the annual appraisal? Only a third of HR departments carry out annual reviews of their staff, which is closely followed by those that assess performance on an ongoing basis – 23%• Diversity trailblazers and laggers. 22% of HR professionals believe their organisation is playing catch up when it comes to diversity – 6% of these are a long way behind• Help your staff to help themselves. Although internal leadership development programmes accounted for 68% of development opportunities for employees, e-learning came in second, with two thirds of organisations offering this as a way for staff to learn in their own timeFor more information about the survey and to request a full copy of the results, please visit www.harveynash.com/hrsurvey or email michelle.thomas@harveynash.com.About Harvey NashHarvey Nash has helped over half the world's leading companies recruit, source and manage the highly skilled talent they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive, global and technology driven world. With over 7,000 experts in more than 40 offices across Europe, Asia and the USA, we have the reach and resources of a global organisation, whilst fostering a culture of innovation and agility that empowers our people across the world to respond to constantly changing client needs. We work with clients, both large and small, to deliver a portfolio of services: executive search, professional recruitment and IT outsourcing.To learn more, please visit www.harveynash.com.Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/HarveyNashGroup.

Manchester Technology Event 2019

Manchester Technology Event 2019

March 27th - Federation House, 2 Federation Street, Manchester M4 4BF, UKFind out what’s bubbling in the Manchester/North West technology start up scene. Contact: Alex Castell-Howard

Q & A with Michael Bartley – Graduate Researcher

‘Find a company whose values match your own. If you do you’ll love your workplace.’ When did you first consider Recruitment as a possible career? When I was coming towards the end of my degree I had made the decision that I didn’t want to proceed down a legal route as a career. This was for a number of reasons including the ridiculously long process/applications they make graduates go through and the realisation that I had fallen out of love with all the reading that it would take to become a top solicitor.  All of the above was just telling me that it was not the route I wanted to pursue and so I had to find something else that fitted my skillset. I believed the pace and excitement offered by recruitment made it a perfect match.What about the Recruitment role appealed to you?The fast paced environment has always fitted well with the way I like to work, but the meritocratic nature of the job was what appealed to me most; this unharnessed ability to earn great money through doing a really good job. The harder we work the more we are rewarded and that is something that is really exciting to a graduate. As a driven individual I was always looking for an environment that rewards those who work hard and do well.What do you love about the job?Each day I get to speak to different people. I’m have the opportunity to speak to candidates and clients from all sorts of different industries and locations. I also love the people I work with. Our office is full of great, like-minded people and whilst we all work hard we have a good time doing it. I’ve made some good friends in my first 6 months and hope to carry on doing so in the future.What made you choose Harvey Nash?The culture of the business. The people really do make this job and what I’ve seen so far Harvey Nash look after their people very well. As soon as I started the recruitment process they were interested in me as a person, not just a graduate. They were interested in my likes and dislikes not just the usual education and work experience background. I had an interview within a couple of days of applying and it felt like a great place to work as soon as I walked in.6 months in what challenges are you currently facing?I’m still very much learning all the technology jargon that is not only used in the office but by clients and candidates alike. This is my first job in the technology space so I guess this will just take some time and a lot of learning.What advice would you give to a graduate considering a career in Recruitment?Go for it! It teaches you brilliant skills and offers you a great career path straight out of University. Find a company whose values match your own. If you do you’ll love your workplace.

The City Job Index

The City Job Index

Last count: 2040Current count: 2090 Change: 2.4% How is the index calculated?Every week we count the number of City tech jobs that are advertised on leading IT recruitment websites, including eFinancial Careers, City Jobs, Jobserve, Jobsite, CW Jobs etc.We also include Harvey Nash's own recruitment website.We then compare the current reading for each website with the inaugural reading on 27th August 2014 and calculate a percentage difference. These percentages are averaged out then fed into an overall index. The Index was set to an arbitrary 1000 on 27th August.So, for example, if the Index goes to 1300, it means there are 30% more City IT jobs advertised in the market compared to 27th August 2014. To see a list of our current vacancies please visit: http://www.harveynash.com/uk/jobs-and-careers/Harvey Nash Finance & Banking are leading recruitment partners to finance professionals and financial services organisations.We provide access to talent from entry-level to Board-level on a permanent, contract and interim basis. Our consultants are true market experts who work across three key areas across Financial Services:Accounting and FinanceRisk, Audit and ComplianceTechnologyIf you would like to speak to someone in our Financial Services Practice please contact Ben Hayes on 020 7333 1523 Our previous City Job Index graph

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