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Revitalizing the Enterprise Skill Set – report

As labour markets become more global, the need for individuals to have the right skills will only grow, and many of those skills will involve IT.  Employees, managers and even top executives will need to be increasingly double-deep, skilled in both their own work and the relevant IT.  Such people will remain in high demand.

Similarly, to be competitive, companies must continually reshape their organizational skill set to be prepared for both the technological opportunities and economic challenges of the future. 

In our research, we have examined these changing IT skill requirements from an individual, company and Enterprise IT perspective, drawing on interviews with some 40 firms, as well as our ongoing work into the employee and organization of the future.

Complete a Skills self-assessment designed to determine how well your firm’s overall skill set is evolving from an individual, company and Enterprise IT perspective. 


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David Moschella
Research Fellow
David Moschella, based in the United States, is a Research Fellow for Leading Edge Forum.  David's focus is on industry disruptions, machine intelligence and related business model strategies.  David was previously Global Research Director of the programme. David’s key areas of expertise include globalization, industry restructuring, disruptive technologies, and the co-evolution of business and IT.  He is the author of multiple research reports, including Disrupting the Professions through Machine Learning and Digital Trust, 2016 Study Tour Report: Applying Machine Intelligence, There is Now a Formula for Machine Intelligence Innovation,  Embracing 'the Matrix' and the Machine Intelligence Era and The Myths and Realities of Digital Disruption. An author and columnist, David’s second book, Customer-Driven IT, How Users Are Shaping Technology Industry Growth, was published in 2003 by Harvard Business School Press.  The book predicted the shift from a supplier-driven to today’s customer-led IT environment.  His 1997 book, Waves of Power, assessed global competition within the IT supplier community.  He has written some 200 columns for Computerworld, the IT Industry’s leading publication on Enterprise IT, and has presented at countless industry events all around the world. David previously spent 15 years with International Data Corporation, where he was IDC’s main spokesperson on global IT industry trends and was responsible for its worldwide technology, industry and market forecasts.