We invite you to attend the second in the series of Real IT Bites Early Career Professionals - Essential Future Competencies within IT.

Watch the video



Technical skills and data literacy are obviously important in this age of AI, big data, and automation. But that doesn’t mean we should ignore the human side of work – skills in areas that robots can’t do so well. I believe these softer skills will become even more critical for success as the nature of work evolves, and as machines take on more of the easily automated aspects of work. In other words, the work of humans is going to become altogether more, well, human. (Bernard Marr, Forbes, 2020)

In this session, Jag will expand on this topic to convey the importance of non-technical skills essential to the future of work.

This webinar series consists of career stories and a forum to ask questions to industry professionals. We expect to run at least a webinar every fortnight starting from January 2021.

It is aimed at university students seeking a broader understanding of the types of roles plus essential soft skills in demand today.

About the speakers

Jag Sohal - Senior Business Relationship Manager at NFU Mutual

Jag is an experienced Senior IT Business Relationship Manager (BRM) with a demonstrated history of working in financial services, premium automotive and facilities support services industry both at a strategic and tactical level. An excellent record of working as a trusted partner with executive stakeholders. Skilled in strategic planning and working with all tiers of IT to achieve shared business goals & objectives. Jag has strong commercial business acumen combined with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.

Jag is interested in sciences, mindfulness, innovation and sustainability.

Nathan Bignold - Technology Recruiter - IT Leadership

Nathan is a technology recruiter who specialises in the IT Leadership market. He has been recruiting within this space for just shy of two years. Nathan is industry agnostic having placed Heads of IT, BRM’s, IT Directors into various organisations from Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Finance, Education, Public Sector, Consultancies, Oil & Gas etc...Therefore, he has a good understanding of the various challenges that are specific to said industries. Furthermore, Nathan also has a good oversight of how different cultures can impact the hiring process, having worked roles in the UK, USA, Mexico, Indonesia, Germany, and the Netherlands.

Prior to working in the recruitment industry, Nathan studied Economics at Surrey University, before having to give his studies up due to illness, which plunged him headfirst into the sales world. With a love for people and less of a favourable outlook on transactional sales, Nathan found a passion for the perfect middle ground; the recruitment industry.

Nathan’s interests vary from networking, documentaries, video games, fitness, boxing, mountain biking.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

This event is brought to you by: BCS Birmingham branch

Webinar: Essential Future Competencies within IT
Date and time
Thursday 11 February, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
This event is sold out