For the last few weeks, I’ve been vigorously wrestling with the changing nature of IT and the role of the CIO. I seriously believe IT is in some sort of mid-life crisis. Or possibly, it’s just about to grow up and get some long trousers.
Workforce of the future
I didn’t think it would happen to me.
I’ve had a really interesting journey this past few months. I’m fortunate to be ‘in demand’ and to take my work to wherever it finds me. Interesting projects are not in short supply and my network brings me into collaboration with great teams. Yet I can’t help but notice some uncomfortable trends in the sector and a couple of recent experiences have also inspired me to write this. I’ve seen ageism for the first time and it’s truly shocked me.
88% organisations are undergoing digital transformation BUT just 25% understand what it really means. Many companies mistake digital transformation as synonymous with AI, IoT, Blockchain, Deep Learning, Virtual Reality or any other new age technology. As predictions abound that machines will run the world in the future, it’s no surprise then that the most crucial element, people, is often subsumed to give technology a larger-than-life image.