Steve Thompson

Steve Thompson is Director of Business Development for Raytheon Professional Services LLC (RPS).
Steve has held several positions within the RPS management team in the UK and EMEA headquarters over the last 14 years. In his current role as Director of Business Development, he is responsible for expanding RPS’ business in Europe, Middle East and Africa in the commercial segment.
Steve has 25 years of experience with a primary focus on operations, business development, project management, and transition; he is a subject matter expert in project management including implementation and adaptation of processes. He is a qualified Raytheon Six Sigma™ Bronze Specialist and a serving Non Executive Director of the Institute of the Motor Industry Awards Ltd (IMIAL), representing training interests on behalf of dealers and manufacturers in the UK automotive sector.

How blended learning apprenticeships are solving the cyber skills crisis

The ongoing shortage of cyber skills in the UK will reach crisis proportions in the next few years unless trends are reversed. The Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS) conducted by the Centre for Cyber Safety and Education and (ISC)² predicts that by 2022 there will be 350k more cyber security jobs than available practitioners....

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How the Raytheon Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Programme can help your business develop home-grown cyber skills

Cybersecurity has grown to become one of the most pressing business priorities in recent years, but many organisations are struggling to address the challenge. In the face of increasingly numerous and advanced cyberattacks, 45 percent of organisations feel they lack the skills required to protect their assets, according to the 2019 Cybersecurity Training Report. To...

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How can we solve the cyber skills shortage?

With high-profile data breaches being reported on an almost weekly basis, ensuring strong cybersecurity has become an essential business priority today. A single incident can cost an organisation tens of millions of pounds through disrupted operations, lost business, reputational damage, and fines from the EU GDPR and other regulations. Handling the threat posed by the...

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Content Curation and Development in a Digital World

Digital tools have transformed workplace learning. Gone are the days when everyone in a team followed the same learning programme, regardless of what they already knew or what skills they needed for their specific role. Today when we want to know anything – whether it’s work-related or not - we Google it or find it...

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Social Learning: Current Trends and Future Challenges?

No discussion on learning innovation could possibly leave out social learning. This form of learning is fast becoming mainstream as interactions at work increasingly replicate those in our social lives. “Social collaboration is one of the most natural and effective ways people have used to share and apply knowledge, so it is common sense that...

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