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Agilisys joins Microsoft

Agilisys joins Microsoft in pledge to boost UK’s digital literacy and skills

28 Aug 2018

Agilisys, the cloud and digital transformation specialist for the public sector, is delighted to announce that the company has joined with Microsoft in a campaign to improve digital skills across the UK.

The Partnership Pledge will see Agilisys work together with Microsoft and a group of other leading technology and digital transformation providers to support three critical goals:

  • Helping the UK prepare for the challenges of the fourth industrial revolution through joining efforts to create more digital apprenticeships.

  • Improving the diversity of the UK technology workforce.

  • Ensuring Artificial Intelligence is developed and implemented in responsible and ethical ways.

Andrew Mindenhall, Chief Executive at Agilisys, commented: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Microsoft to support this Pledge. There is no doubt that we are entering a second era of digital disruption. The advent of AI and robotics is taking us all into new and unchartered territories, where we have yet to fully understand the social impact and the value that can be created.

In addition to making this pledge, we strongly support both local digital initiatives and national strategies, such as the Government’s Digital Charter, and are working with our customers to ensure they are able to harness new technology to deliver benefits for their communities across the UK.”

Agilisys’ 1,300 employees play an active role in helping to increase the digital skills base across the UK and to date have been responsible for creating more than 300 digital apprenticeships.

As one of the UK’s largest employee owned company, Agilisys is committed to enabling a more diverse digital workforce and is directly involved in several initiatives at national and local level, including outreach programmes to schools and the new Female GovTech Leaders ranking, which celebrates the achievements of women in technology across the UK public sector.