The UK faces an increasing threat of having insufficient skilled IT leaders to take the technology profession forward, according to a growing number of industry experts.
The wave of redundancies prompted by the recession, the growth in outsourcing and technology changes have created a potential time bomb as traditional career paths to IT management disappear.
For these reasons, Computing has launched Tomorrow’s IT Leaders, a campaign aimed at analysing the impact of these changes and providing a career roadmap for aspiring IT managers.
This online special report collects all out campaign content into one place - and gives you an opportunity to tell us what you think. Join the debate by clicking on the red "Add your comments" button at the end of this article.
We kick-off the campaign by looking at the latest research and expert opinion on the scale of the challenges faced by UK IT.
Computing's leader article explains why we have launched the Tomorrow's IT Leaders campaign and what we hope to achieve.
We look at how BA is maintaining its focus on IT staff development despite huge budget cuts caused by the downturn.
Computing senior reporter Angelica Mari talks exclusively to BA's IT chief about developing the IT leaders of the future.
Two influential IT leaders give their views on the challenges facing their profession.
IT leadership expert David Chan explains how changes in the way firms are organised will affect CIOs.
Tomorrow's IT Leaders: Whitbread Group IT director Ben Wishart gives his views.
means managing staff commitment and motivation
Tomorrow's IT Leaders - Domino's Pizza IT director Jane Kimberlin gives her views.
long and hard before deciding
IT leaders must adapt their decision-making processes to the current economic turmoil, says Nick Smith of CIOnet.
Computing's Tomorrow's IT Leaders campaign gains support.
Domino's Pizza IT director Jane Kimberlin talks to Computing senior reporter Angelica Mari and George Lawrie, principal analyst at Forrester Research.
On IT staff development at his firm and career advice to technology professionals.
On the future of IT leadership, industry trends, and innovation.
Current staff development strategies are not good enough to solve the IT leadership skills gap, according to a global study by Deloitte.
Virgin Media’s chief technology and information officer talks about his ambitious plans to converge IT.
An integral role that sits at the intersection between business, information systems and the outside world, says Dr Debra Paul, Chief Examiner for BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT and MD of Assist Knowledge Development
The FT's Angelique Vu on how she switched from the creative arts to software engineering
Time to stop just talking the talk, says commercial director Dominic Harvey. More diverse companies do better
Diversity is not economics - you need to start from the top, says Pitney Bowes' Sheryl Battles
And three things they don't, writes Holly Brockwell