5 Skills that CIOs Should Plan For

Updated: Sep 24, 2019

When the World Economic Forum spoke about the Fourth Industrial Revolution it was described to be an era defined by the proliferation of many technologies - from artificial intelligence and robots to machine learning and the Internet of Things. This new world will see the development of new jobs, skills and capabilities that organizations will need in order to keep up.

For CIOs and Chief Talent Officers, now is the time to start giving some thought to how you can update and evolve the IT team’s capabilities and prepare the business for the inevitable next wave of innovations.

Here are 5 skills to start building within your business:

1. Machine Learning

Machine Learning is when computers literally learn by discovering patterns and insights from data. Its applications are widespread – from search algorithms to online advertising, cybersecurity to advanced decision support. Training in Machine Learning lets people architect and implement solutions that involve cognitive services like natural language processing, speech, computer vision and bots.

Get Azure AI engineer training today.

2. Data Science

Data Science allows you to extract meaningful insights from data using a combination of statistical tools and methods, subject matter expertise and machine learning. It is a field that emerged because of the need to make sense of and leverage high volumes of data being produced today – from transactional data in business to consumer behaviors to social media feeds – in order to solve business problems.

Enroll now for Azure Data Science training.

3. Dev Ops

Dev Ops combines certain processes, practices and tools to enhance an organization’s ability to deliver applications and services at a faster and more reliable pace. It bridges the gap between Development and IT Operations so that they can better serve the needs of the business and its customers.

Get trained in Azure Dev Ops by enrolling here.

4. Internet of Things

A lot of “things” today – like sensors, cameras, lights and other devices – are able to connect to the Internet and to each other. IoT applications can go from predictive maintenance to personal health monitoring, to ensuring the quality of food in a manufacturing plant. IoT is only in its early stages, yet its potential is far-reaching, and now is a good time to get ahead of the curve.

Get started on your IoT training with Azure Big Data Engineer here.

5. Security

Because security risks and threats in the tech space will only continue to evolve and spread, the demand for security professionals continues to rise. New technology is always being developed to help mitigate these cyber-risks, and you will need people who know how best to keep your organization’s data and assets protected.

Upgrade your security skills. Enroll in a Microsoft Enterprise Security Administrator or Azure Security Engineer course today.

Start to prepare your business for the capabilities it needs for the future. Jumpstart the learning journey for your team by booking their training with NTT DATA Philippines today.