The Great Debate UK
-Steve Ranger is the editor of silicon.com. The opinions expressed are his own. Join Reuters for a live discussion with guests as Chancellor George Osborne makes an emergency budget statement at 12:30 p.m. British time on Tuesday, June 22, 2010. -
There has never been a more important time for chief information officers to raise their profiles and make their worth clear – especially in the public sector, where over the next few years budgets will be under attack like never before.
We were particularly pleased that in this year’s silicon.com CIO50, an annual programme which celebrates the best technology chiefs in the UK, we saw more CIOs voting, and more CIOs being nominated to date.
This year’s winner was John Suffolk, the UK government CIO, who is in charge of setting the technology strategy for the entire public sector.
-Lavinia Carey is Chair of the Alliance Against IP Theft, and Director General of the British Video Association. The opinions expressed are her own. -
The proposals contained within the much anticipated Digital Economy Bill have prompted lively debate among politicians, industry and consumer groups. Unfortunately, some have characterised the debate as industry versus consumer, when in fact both industry and the consumer have an interest in reducing copyright theft.
-Ted Higase is managing director Europe, Middle East and Asia at Global Crossing. The opinions expressed are his own.-
The government-proposed Digital Britain initiative is living in the dark ages, especially if its authors expect UK businesses to believe that a transmission of two megabits per second is “superfast”.