THE 4 TYPES OF LEADER WHO WILL THRIVE IN THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

THE 4 TYPES OF LEADER WHO WILL THRIVE IN THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

 

The skills challenge has become clearer. The breadth of the skills gap is more evident to leaders, as is a sobering awareness that current education systems will be inadequate to meet the challenge. Nearly twice as many leaders said their organizations will strive to train existing employees rather than look to hire new ones. But research from Deloitte’s annual Millennial Survey suggests that leaders and young employees differ on which skills are most needed and who is responsible for developing them.

With those findings as context, we found some leaders are making better progress than others in dealing with challenges within the areas of society, strategy, technology, and talent. We grouped the leaders who seem to be getting it right into four personas:

  1. Social Supers.
  2. Data-Driven Decisives.
  3. Disruption Drivers.
  4. Talent Champions.

Source: World Economic Forum

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NEXT-GENERATION IT: WHAT DOES IT REALLY LOOK LIKE?

NEXT-GENERATION IT: WHAT DOES IT REALLY LOOK LIKE?

 

As IT leaders face unrelenting pressure to elevate their infrastructure, next-generation IT has emerged as a way to enable advanced new capabilities and support ever-growing business needs. But what does it consist of? Well, many things. The way we see it, however, next-generation IT is defined by four core elements: secure mobility, any-cloud deployment (more software), omnichannel and big data analytics—all of which are supported by a next-generation platform built on open communications architecture.

Source: Avaya

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HOW TO (FINALLY) BREAK THE LONGSTANDING HOLD OF LEGACY TECHNOLOGY

HOW TO (FINALLY) BREAK THE LONGSTANDING HOLD OF LEGACY TECHNOLOGY

 

Without question, we’ve seen more technological innovation in the last 30 years than we have in the last century. We now live in a reality of seemingly limitless possibilities and outcomes. Today, virtually any object can be considered part of an advanced, interconnected ecosystem. Companies across every sector are competing to reimagine customer engagement. The user experience is fundamentally changing as people, processes and services become more dynamically connected. Today’s smart, digital era represents an unmatched opportunity for forward-thinking business leaders everywhere.

At the same time, however, it poses some challenges. Specifically, this rapid pace of innovation means businesses must find a way to quickly and efficiently modernize to competitively differentiate. In a time where digital disruptors are building custom IT environments on the fly, companies can no longer let legacy architecture dampen innovation and agility

Source: Avaya

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TOP BLOCKCHAIN MARKET RESEARCH WEBSITES 2019

TOP BLOCKCHAIN MARKET RESEARCH WEBSITES 2019

 

In the fast-changing blockchain landscape, it is essential as an investor to stay informed about the latest industry trends, insightful market data, and expert views.

To help you with that, Bitcoin Market Journal has compiled a list of the best blockchain market research websites that you can visit to find the latest blockchain market research reports in 2019.

Source: Bitcoin Market Journal

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WHAT BLOCKCHAIN SKILLS ARE IN HIGH DEMAND: DIGITAL HEADHUNTER


WHAT BLOCKCHAIN SKILLS ARE IN HIGH DEMAND: DIGITAL HEADHUNTER

 

There are multiple stages of Blockchain adoption which impacts the skills requirements coupled with demand in start-ups. The big technology vendors and now larger businesses are starting to wake up and are wanting to get involved in Blockchain. Demand is up massively but there is not enough talent to go around. Smarter organizations are looking at training staff in a variety of Blockchain skills and this also has important ramifications for the recruitment market who may need to look at training options for creating the next wave of developers.

The shortage is in people who know Solidity, a relatively new language that along with LLL and Serpent is associated with programming smart contracts. Java, C++, Go and Python are other skills associated with Blockchain where it is easier to convert or upgrade core developers and put them on the Blockchain path. This is such a competitive area that developers on the West Coast in the US can get paid $250,000 per annum.

The bigger shortage is not actually developers but business architects, people that can understand the complexity of the new technologies – Blockchain, AI, IoT and robotic processing and apply these to solving real business problems and creating new Blockchain operating models.

Source: COINTELEGRAPH

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AS CRYPTOCURRENCIES FLOURISH, EMPLOYERS HUNT FOR WORKERS WITH BLOCKCHAIN SKILLS

AS CRYPTOCURRENCIES FLOURISH, EMPLOYERS HUNT FOR WORKERS WITH BLOCKCHAIN SKILLS

 

Getting a blockchain professional is not cheap. The hourly pay rate ranges from $50 to more than $200.

Chris Barber, 39, who previously worked at an engineering firm as a project manager but for the past year has been working as a blockchain consultant, charges $225 an hour.

Source: CNBC

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BLOCKCHAIN ENGINEERS ARE IN DEMAND

BLOCKCHAIN ENGINEERS ARE IN DEMAND

 

Since January 2017, the demand for blockchain engineering talent on Toptal has grown 700 percent, and 40 percent of the fully managed software development projects requested in the last month require blockchain skills. By diving into the requests Toptal sees, we can start to paint a better picture of the blockchain development languages and knowledge areas increasing in demand.

Source: Techcrunch

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HERE ARE 10 INDUSTRIES BLOCKCHAIN IS LIKELY TO DISRUPT


HERE ARE 10 INDUSTRIES BLOCKCHAIN IS LIKELY TO DISRUPT

 

You’ve probably heard that blockchain technology is going to revolutionize… fill in the blank. But what actually is it and how is it going to disrupt these industries?

  1. Banking
  2. Healthcare
  3. Politics
  4. Real Estate
  5. Legal Industry
  6. Security
  7. Government
  8. Rentals and Ride Sharing
  9. Charities and Aid Organizations
  10. Education

 

Source: Forbes

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THE BLOCKCHAIN: WHAT IT IS AND WHY IT MATTERS


THE BLOCKCHAIN: WHAT IT IS AND WHY IT MATTERS

 

The Blockchain is a secure transaction ledger database that is shared by all parties participating in an established, distributed network of computers. It records and stores every transaction that occurs in the network, essentially eliminating the need for “trusted” third parties such as payment processors. Blockchain proponents often describe the innovation as a “transfer of trust in a trustless world,” referring to the fact that the entities participating in a transaction are not necessarily known to each other yet they exchange value with surety and no third-party validation. For this reason, the Blockchain is a potential game changer.

Source: Brookings

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