Spent a few days in Milan and Stuttgart this week. Discussed the finer details of a partnership in Italy and two evenings of the finest salamis, cheeses and pasta in the heart of Milan. The cathedral (Duomo) is the second largest in the world and simply stunning. Onto to Stuttgart, and an excellent first meet with the CIO of Daimler-Benz. Great conversation and very much on common ground for the improvement of IT skills across Europe – I keep harping on about this, but everyone is interested in skills, to make our people more productive and our companies more competitive. The photo is of one of the earliest Mercedes Benz cars on show at their headquarters.