Over the many years that I’ve been involved in futures work there are two eras I have noted. First, there is an era where a presentation on a technological theme can be given to virtually any audience.
The discussion at a recent digital leader dinner - hosted by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT - was spiced with perspectives from the worlds of insurance, engineering, utilities, construction, recruitment and transportation.
Step into the Project Eye TARDIS and go back to the beginning of the millennium, when the then Labour government introduced Individual Learning Accounts (ILAs). If you felt that you needed some skills training you could put up £25 to open an ILA which would provide a further £150 to spend on the training course of your choice.