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  • Technology Association of Georgia Government Technology February 26 2013 Robert Orr, Ed.D Chief Information Officer Howard C. Woodard, Ed.D Professor of Information Systems© 2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D 1
  • Agenda Current environment What does that tell us about the future Skills needed for the future How to survive the Future © 2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D 2
  • What is our current environment? © 2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D 3 View slide
  • Signs of the TimesInformation Overload © 2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D 4 View slide
  • The EnvironmentThe Public Expects Governments to: © 2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D 5
  • The EnvironmentThe Public expects technology to: © 2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D 6
  • Which Means that We Must All: © 2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D 7
  • And© 2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D 8
  • Are Our IT Workforce’s Skills Ready toHandle this Changing Environment? © 2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D 9
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  • Current Workforce Issues © 2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D 13
  • What Does this Tell Us about the Future? © 2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D 14
  • Our In-house IT Skill Needs will be Different © 2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D 15
  • Skills Needed for the Future © 2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D 16
  • Three Group of Skills Employability Technical Skills Foundational Professional © 2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D 17
  • Common Qualities Across All Groups © 2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D 18
  • Future Trends in IT Skills Needs © 2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D 19
  • IT Skills Pyramid Tier I - Foundation Skills (Universal Skills) Tier II - Common Technical Skills Tier III - Industry Specific Technical Skills and organizational knowledge. Tier III Tier II Tier I © 2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D 20
  • Tier I Skills Foundation Skills  Workplace Competencies  Basic Skills  Management of Time  Thinking Skills and Resources  Personal Qualities  Interpersonal Skills  Management and Use of Information  Understanding and Management of Systems  Use of Technology © 2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D 21
  • Tier II Proficient use of Software and Hardware Tools Proficient use of Internet techniques Understanding of Hardware & System Architecture Troubleshooting of Software and Hardware Problems © 2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D 22
  • Tier III Knowledge of and Compliance with Company Practices and Organization Protocols Understanding and Effective Use of Industry Terminology Knowledge of and Compliance with Industry Legal Requirements Knowledge of and Compliance with Company and Product Standards © 2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D 23
  • Employers Want Employees Who Can Apply a systematic, methodical approach to solving a problem Research to see who else knows about the problem Develop a rational set of possible solutions Test the solutions cost-effectively and efficiently Verify that the problem is truly solved Document the solution for others © 2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D 24
  • How to Survive the Future © 2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D 25
  • We Need a Roadmap © 2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D 26
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  • Solutions that you can influence• Expand to use individuals not normally used by offering Alternative Working Conditions.• Work to keep the IT staff you have.• Check with local colleges (Academic & Technical) For Staff Help• Work with local colleges IT department for project and consulting assistance.• Use the Internet to find lessons and webinars that your employees can use to continue enhancing their skills. © 2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D 34
  • Remember! For Workforce Solutions, Be Creative!© 2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D 35
  • What is Your Individual Solutions? © 2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D 36
  • Referencesand Competencies.Allison, D. H. (2010). The Future CIO: Critical SkillsECAR Research Bulletin 15.Economist Intelligence Unit . (2008). The Digital Company 2013: Howtechnology will empower the customer. London, England, UK: TheEconomist.Evans, N. (2002). Information Technology Jobs and Skills Standards. In B.L. Hawkins, Technology Everywhere: A campus Agenda for Education andManaging Workers in the Digital Age. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, AWiley Company.IBM Global Services. (2008). IBM Global Human Capital Study 2008.Somers, NY: IBM Global Services.Pender, L. (2011, 08 01). The Future of IT Skill: What you Need to KeepYour IT Career Alive.2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D © Redmond. 37
  • Robert Orr, Ed.D Howard C. Woodard, Ed.D, CCPChief Information Officer Professor of Information Systems J Whitney Bunting College ofGeorgia College & State University BusinessMilledgeville, GA 31061 Georgia College @ Robins AFBEmail: robert.orr@gcsu.edu Robins AFB, GA 31098 Email: howard.woodard@gcsu.edu J Whitney Bunting College of Business Old Governor’s Mansion © 2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D 38
  • THE END© 2012-2013 Howard C Woodard, Ed.D 39