Product SIG Meets EDI

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Feb 16, 2014 (3 years and 7 months ago)

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Closing the Skills Gap





Product SIG Meets EDI



Currently 105,000 IT&T professionals
(2011)


Future demand


+ 45,000 new people by 2018


+ 39,000 new jobs in wider digital economy **


+ 12,000 additional roles in big data


*Source


e
-
skills UK

** Scottish Government





The landscape


Drive for digital
public services





Shared services, cloud


Blending small and larger suppliers


Agile, flexible, responsive


Ever changing





The challenges


A constantly changing environment :




Cloud, Big Data


Mobile as a platform


BYOD


Lean/Agile/Open Source


Internet of things




The challenges
duct SIG

Closing the Skills Gap






An impossible task ?
Link to YouTube








Fewer school pupils taking computing exams




Fewer school leavers taking computing degrees



Fewer computing teachers in schools




(Slightly) More modern apprenticeships



Current supply pipeline
duct








Software Engineering



Commercial skills
eg

sales, product managers


New skills



Skills shortages


Developed by Skills Development Scotland in
partnership with :




ScotlandIS


eskills UK


SFC


HIE




Scottish Enterprise


Scottish Government



Identifies the challenges and seeks to
address these :


Short term


Longer term





Skills Investment Plan

SIG


Action plan

Under development

sector attractiveness, shorter and long term skills
development, leadership.

What are others doing


eg Ireland’s digital skills
academy



Skills Investment Plan

SIG

What would you do?

SIG