Today’s technology professionals
are at an inflection point in their careers.
Common technologies of recent history are still top-of-mind for tech pros. They say they want
to work on hybrid IT, security management, and software-defined skills for current implementation.
However, technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and big data analytics, and career
paths like data science, coding, and programming, fall within the top five technologies or skillsets
these pros are looking to develop.
What’s more, tech pros are eyeing career development
goals like leveraging technology expertise to take part in their organisation’s innovation and
strategy—they’re learning to speak a new business language as they increasingly seek a seat
at the corporate table. They’re also beginning to consider the effects of emerging tech on their
careers yet feel unequipped to implement and manage impending innovations.