!033_Future Skills

  • Ehlers U
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In conclusion, there are now a rich set of future skills in which to specialise for those entering, or already working in, the IT arena. Whether it's a focus on specifi c technology enablers such as robotics or the IoT, or a focus on specifi c techniques such as agile and DevOps, these skills will become more and more critical in the years ahead as organisations invest in scaling up their digital transformation initiatives. These organisations will look to IT professionals to provide compelling, dierentiated solutions that enhance the digital customer experience, improve operations, and which can be designed and deployed in an agile manner. Finally, since business and IT strategy will determine and drive these future skill needs, capabilities in strategic planning, innovation management, enterprise architecture, program management, and change management will also be essential to pull everything together and execute on the overall transformation. IT professionals will be able to choose whether to go deep in terms of specialising in a specifi c technology or capability, or whether to go wide in terms of specialising in the broader perspective of how all these elements come together from a strategy and execution standpoint to enable the next generation of digital business solutions.




Ehlers, U.-D. (2020). !033_Future Skills. Itnow (Vol. 58, pp. 50–51). Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-658-29297-3

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