Hybrid IT tactics and techniques

As companies embrace hybrid IT, they must address both technology and the human side of change. There are several key actions to take: Staff and train differently: As applications move from traditional platforms to the cloud, current IT staff needs to be trained and re-skilled. Companies should recruit developers adept in Agile methodologies. Siloes should […]

2018: The war for digital talent is vigorous and creative

As technology permeates almost all aspects of our lives, corporations and governments are rapidly evolving their operations to support the needs of digitally-savvy consumers. Demand for digital skills has increased rapidly due to the onslaught of connected devices, AR/VR, social media, analytics and automation in an increasingly mobile world. These and other so-called digital technologies […]

6 technology trends for 2018: Guideposts for digital transformation

‘Tis always the season for continuous innovation. As we look ahead to 2018, we see six big trends feeding the next wave of disruption and productivity. And that means opportunity for the digital enterprise. 1. Re-platforming the enterprise In 2018, companies will move to common IT platforms so they can respond to market changes faster […]

Digital disruption: New ways to tackle talent

As I said in my last post, no matter what digital transformation model, strategy or plan an organisation embarks on, it needs people. There are some very new approaches to talent worth exploring. These approaches are described in an article by DXC Technology’s Leading Edge Forum (LEF) that focuses on four “breakthrough techniques” to access […]

How can the insurance industry improve its talent pool?

The report ‘Talent in the London Market – Unique Advantage’ by the London Market Group and Deloitte, came out in 2016 just as I finished my first year working in the insurance industry. Before my career change, I worked in IT and telecoms for a decade, serving multiple vertical industries, large-scale corporates, SMEs and consumers. Needless to say, I saw and helped […]