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Skills You Need to Get Ahead in a Turbulent IT World: A Foote Partners Webinar

IBM Midsize Business

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST)

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Skills You Need to Get Ahead in a Turbulent IT World: A Foote Partners Webinar

Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 12 noon EST (5 p.m. GMT)

There's a shift going on in the IT skills landscape, and every IT professional needs to know about it. Pay premiums for IT certifications have fallen to a 12-year low, and six of eight major categories of non- certified skills lost market value during the last half of 2011, according to Foote Partners research. This continues a multi-year trend that points to significant changes in skills demand and hiring behaviors.

Foote Partners, which has been closely studying the IT skills market for nearly 20 years, believes the IT profession is at a turning point. Its quarterly skills research (2,300 employers) has documented a major shift in the value employers place on business skills and knowledge among its technology professionals. In fact, less than 20% of IT professionals employed in the US today work in what could be considered the traditional IT department. Increasingly, businesses are seeking hybrid workers who have a blend of subject matter expertise, business savvy and technology skills in a wide variety of combinations.

This doesn't mean traditional IT disciplines are irrelevant, but the formula for success in the profession increasingly demands the ability to provide technical skills in context and to help business decision-makers solve business problems.

In this webinar, Foote Partners CEO David Foote provides an overview of the current IT skills market, identifies areas of growth and weakness and helps IT professionals make smart decisions about how to advance their careers in a tumultuous market.


About the Speaker

David Foote

David Foote is an IT industry research pioneer, innovator, and one of the most quoted industry authorities on global IT workforce trends and multiple facets of the human side of technology value creation. His two decades of groundbreaking deep research and analysis on IT-business cross-skilling and the integration of technology and business management, and his leadership in developing innovative compensation benchmarking practices, has won him an unquestioned place on a short list of thought leaders in these areas.

A keen predictive trends analyst, he built his reputation at Gartner, META Group, and at several Silicon Valley technology companies. David’s foundation work defining and benchmarking a new generation of high impact IT/business hybrid workers has grown significantly since 1997 when he assumed leadership of Foote Partners’ analytical/advisory services and proprietary decision support survey research targeting the ‘execution’ side of managing technology resources and capabilities.

A popular opinion columnist, conference speaker, and social media commentator, his contributions appear regularly in dozens of online and print publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Time magazine, and Fortune, to CIO magazine, Computerworld, Information Week, Network World, and World at Work(HR). He has also appeared on television and National Public Radio, and on podcasts and numerous blog sites.

David's research-backed analyses and forecasts reach a weekly global audience of business and technology professionals. Co-founder and CEO of the firm, David leads a senior team of experienced former McKinsey & Company, Gartner, META Group, and Towers Watson analysts and consultants, and former HR, IT, and business executives, in publishing more than 140 quarterly-updated IT benchmark and market trends reports supported by continuous data collection involving 123,400 IT professionals at nearly 2,300 research partner employers in 83 US and Canadian cities. 

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST)

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