Resource your tech team with an extended ecosystem of skills

Steve Bates and Cameron Craig talk about how to resource your tech team when skills shortages are at an all-time high.

It’s an understatement to say that businesses around the world, in virtually every industry, are struggling to fill gaps in their tech talent portfolios. But how severe is the problem today? The Harvey Nash / KPMG CIO Survey 2019 found that skills shortages are at an all-time high since 2008.

And it’s going to become even more problematic in the near future, as IT groups will simply not be able to grow fast enough to support all the different products and services their businesses are spinning up to stake their competitive claim and deliver better customer experiences.

A solution is creating an extended ecosystem of skills wherein IT skills don’t reside just in IT, but are instead distributed across IT, internal business units, and external partners.

During this podcast, Cameron Craig, a manager in KPMG’s CIO Advisory practice, sat down with Steve Bates to discuss:

  • why companies with smaller IT budgets are faring much better than their larger peers in retaining their key IT talent. Hint: the reasons center around innovation, flexibility, and agility
  • why data and analytics, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, enterprise architecture, and business analysis are today’s scarcest IT talents
  • why enterprises need to immediately begin defining the IT skillsets they need, determining where those skillsets need to reside inside and outside of their own four walls, and creating valuable long-term partnerships with external organizations.

Harvey Nash / KPMG CIO Survey 2019 results

Explore how digital leaders are outpacing their competitors in delivering real business results. Take a look at the survey results, and access the webcast replay.

Cameron Craig

Cameron Craig

Manager, CIO Advisory, KPMG US

Steve Bates

Steve Bates

Principal, Global Lead, CIO Center of Excellence, KPMG US

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