Tuesday, 25 January 2005, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Part 1 – SFIA – Skills Framework for the Information Age

Terry Hook, Skills Development Executive, e-Skills UK

The Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) provides a common reference model for the identification of the skills needed to develop effective Information Systems (IS) making use of Information Communications Technologies (ICT). SFIA enables employers of IT professionals to carry out a range of HR activities against a common framework of reference – including skill audit, planning future skill requirements, development programmes, standardisation of job titles and functions, and resource allocation.

Terry is a staff member of e-skills UK, the UK Sector Skills Council for IT Telecoms. and Contact Centres. Sector Skills Councils are licensed by UK Government and have the mission to enhance UK productivity through skills development. e-skills UK is an employer led organisation.
With industry experience in Telecommunications and IT Terry is a widely experienced manager of technical staff and is familiar with the practical challenges facing front line industry managers.

Part 2 – Key Trends in IT Skills

Dave Pye, Managing Director, Spring Technical Staffing Services

A look at the key trends in skills across the UK – emerging skills, changing demographics and what this means for IT professionals over the next few years.

STSS is Europe’s largest technology staffing company. A graduate of Western Michigan University, Fellow of the RSA and of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management, Dave has been in the IT staffing arena for 18 years prior to working in the US with a professional soccer team as a sports commentator.


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