30 October 2014 | Professional Development Event 


What is my next job going to look like & 

how do I prepare for it? 

itSMF Singapore Chapter held its professional event on 30th Oct, 2014 on the topic of "CHANGING TRENDS IN THE IT INDUSTRY - What is my next job going to look like & how do I prepare for it?". The event was well-attended by the itSMF Singapore Chapter members and guests. 

The highlight of the evening was the initial segment of the event where 3 well-known industry experts, 
Mr. Jamie Donoghue (Director and Principal Consultant at UXC Consulting), Mr. Nikhil Datt (Senior Vice President Professional Services at Emerio), and Mr. Ganesh Natarajan (Director at Optimum Solutions)
shared their experiences and views with the audience. 

Their talks covered the key topics related to the industry and local job market, such as, IT industry trends, the expectations from the senior IT executives, and the new skills and knowledge required by IT professionals to sustain and grow in the face of a fast- changing environment.

The speakers' talks were followed by an interactive Q&A session, where the participants pitched numerous questions at the speakers panel asking how to become more valuable in their present jobs and how to position themselves for career progression. The speakers gave their views on those questions and other participants also shared their thoughts during a lively and interactive session. At the end of Q&A, the speakers gave their final closing thoughts on the topic. A few of the key ideas are: IT professionals must learn how to sell themselves; they have to think out of the box; and they need to be flexible in adopting hybrid business-technology roles.       

The event ended with the presentation of tokens of appreciation to the speakers by itSMF council members. It was a memorable event marked by knowledge sharing from industry experts and strong participation from the audience.  

The itSMF Singapore website was enabled for social media in 2011 in an attempt to more speedily linkup and engage with members.  Our initial analysis of the statistics indicate some 200+ members have "made connections".  Be part of the action-get connected by just clicking on the icons created on the top right corner of the itSMF Singapore website main page (www.itsmf.org.sg).


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