Young IT professionals' group aims to develop future leaders

IT suppliers’ body Intellect has launched a Young Professionals’ Network, aimed at developing future IT leaders and managers.

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IT suppliers’ body Intellect has launched a Young Professionals’ Network, aimed at developing future IT leaders and managers.

The network will provide young IT professionals with an environment to meet and share experiences as well as staging events with industry leaders, public officials and experts who can offer advice and guidance on career and business goals.

The organisation is aimed at IT professionals in their twenties and early thirties and will be chaired by Anu Khurmi, a business area leader at IBM. Its patrons include the government’s chief information officer, John Suffolk, and Karen Price, chief executive of learning and skills council E-Skills UK.

John Suffolk said: “As head of the IT profession for government, I would encourage young professionals across the ICT sector to get involved in this network. This is an excellent opportunity to both develop their careers and see the importance of their roles within a wider context.”

Anu Khurmi added: “It takes a lot to get ahead in today's competitive market, and young business people want to make their mark early. The network is not about targeting the 'top talent' within organisations, it’s about recognising that all young professionals are important contributors to the workplace and our future.

“We hope it will show people who work in all sorts of areas related to technology how important they are to each other and how they can better work together.”

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