IT career opportunities   Witman Hung Executive Vice President and  Co-founder Next Horizon Company Ltd.
<ul><li>BA(Hons) MBA MA FHKIoD FFA FiProA FHKCS MBCS MCMI </li></ul><ul><li>Chartered IT Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Vi...
Network Hardware Software Security In-house Vendor Service  Provider Consultant MNC Local  Employer Government Start your ...
Network Hardware Software Security In-house Vendor Service  Provider Consultant MNC Local  Employer Government Start your ...
The IT Trend 1950  1960  1970  1980  1990  2000  2010  2020 Ubiquitous Information Access Era I:   Automation, Cost Contro...
Changing Role of IT <ul><ul><li>IT skills has become necessary but not sufficient in any business.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Changes brought from IT <ul><li>The World is Flat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7x24x365 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some Jobs are Disa...
IT Needs Pyramid Operation Support Reporting Requirements Decision Support Value + Cost$ +
Vendor/Service Provider  v.s.  In-house <ul><li>Longer working hours </li></ul><ul><li>Higher pressure on performance and ...
Multinationals  v.s.  Local <ul><li>Better career path </li></ul><ul><li>Better exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Better pay </li...
What Employers look for <ul><li>A bility  </li></ul><ul><li>B usiness Sense </li></ul><ul><li>C ommunication skills </li><...
The Value 3 <ul><ul><li>What value do you get? (Value) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What value can you bring to the Boss ? (...
What Value – The So What Test? <ul><li>For any business, the creation of additional value can only be achieved through </l...
Advance to the Next Level <ul><li>Speak the Business Language </li></ul><ul><li>Improve Communication Skills </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Strategist </li></ul><ul><li>Understand strategic value of IT and its impact to business </li></ul><ul><li>Coach <...
<ul><li>Think Business </li></ul><ul><li>Think China </li></ul><ul><li>Think Global </li></ul>
Thank you! [email_address] Facebook: Witman Hung URL: www.nexthorizon.com
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IT skills has become necessary but not sufficient in any business. IT has become the 2nd language of Business
Pure IT players will become like translators and copywriters
End-user Computing + Business Analyst.The World is Flat now. Some Jobs are Disappearing, like secretary, reception etc. Some New Jobs Appearing, like content manager/web master etc. Some Jobs are changing.
Change in competitive landscape. David and Goliath, which one is you? Winners Takes All!

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IT Career Opportunities

  1. 1. IT career opportunities Witman Hung Executive Vice President and Co-founder Next Horizon Company Ltd.
  2. 2. <ul><li>BA(Hons) MBA MA FHKIoD FFA FiProA FHKCS MBCS MCMI </li></ul><ul><li>Chartered IT Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Vice President of Hong Kong Internet Professionals Association </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Vice President and Co-founder, Next Horizon Co. Ltd. </li></ul><ul><li>20 years experience in IT </li></ul><ul><li>Director – Corporate Markets, Jardine OneSolution </li></ul><ul><li>Regional VP North Asia and Country Manager Hong Kong, Atos Origin (Largest European IT Services Firm) </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Manager, Systems Integration, AT&T Asia Pacific </li></ul><ul><li>MIS Consultant - KPMG </li></ul>[email_address]
  3. 3. Network Hardware Software Security In-house Vendor Service Provider Consultant MNC Local Employer Government Start your own business Specialization Job Nature Employer <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why are you in IT? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If you cannot do what you like, try to like what you do . </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Network Hardware Software Security In-house Vendor Service Provider Consultant MNC Local Employer Government Start your own business Specialization Job Nature Employer What are my options?
  5. 5. The IT Trend 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 Ubiquitous Information Access Era I: Automation, Cost Control and Efficiency Era II: Productivity and End-User Empowerment Era III: Value Creation and Business Effectiveness Internet/Network Computing Mainframe/Midrange Computing Client/Server Computing IT’s Impact on Business Structure Low High Era IV: IT Enabling New Business Models Internally Focused Externally Focused Source: Gartner Group Era V: Web 2.0
  6. 6. Changing Role of IT <ul><ul><li>IT skills has become necessary but not sufficient in any business. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT has become the 2 nd language of Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pure IT players will become like translators and copywriters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>End-user Computing + </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Analyst </li></ul></ul><ul><li>何東爵士 </li></ul><ul><li>怡和洋行 翻譯 ~1880 </li></ul><ul><li>怡和火險公司經理 1882 (20 歲 ) </li></ul><ul><li>華人首富 ~1930 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Changes brought from IT <ul><li>The World is Flat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7x24x365 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some Jobs are Disappearing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Secretary, Reception etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some New Jobs Appearing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content Manager/Web Master etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some Jobs are changing </li></ul><ul><li>Change in competitive landscape </li></ul><ul><ul><li>David and Goliath, which one is you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Winners Takes All </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. IT Needs Pyramid Operation Support Reporting Requirements Decision Support Value + Cost$ +
  9. 9. Vendor/Service Provider v.s. In-house <ul><li>Longer working hours </li></ul><ul><li>Higher pressure on performance and quality </li></ul><ul><li>Better exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Better pay </li></ul><ul><li>Broader future opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Better career path </li></ul><ul><li>Better career security </li></ul><ul><li>Less Pressure </li></ul><ul><li>In-depth understanding of a business and industry </li></ul><ul><li>Can get into business if you can think like them </li></ul>
  10. 10. Multinationals v.s. Local <ul><li>Better career path </li></ul><ul><li>Better exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Better pay </li></ul><ul><li>Better career security </li></ul><ul><li>Same culture </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural conflicts </li></ul><ul><li>Career insecurity </li></ul><ul><li>Less IT spending </li></ul><ul><li>Limited growth </li></ul>
  11. 11. What Employers look for <ul><li>A bility </li></ul><ul><li>B usiness Sense </li></ul><ul><li>C ommunication skills </li></ul><ul><li>I ntegrity </li></ul><ul><li>I nitiation </li></ul><ul><li>I ntelligence </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Value 3 <ul><ul><li>What value do you get? (Value) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What value can you bring to the Boss ? (Value 2 ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What value can you bring to their customers ? (Value 3 ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WIIIFM (What Is In It For Me)? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WIIIFM (What Is In It For Me)? </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. What Value – The So What Test? <ul><li>For any business, the creation of additional value can only be achieved through </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional Revenue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decreased Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All other value (customer satisfaction, image, efficiency, effectiveness, accuracy etc.) can be translated into the above 2. </li></ul><ul><li>And this is the only thing business people care! – Otherwise SO WHAT! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Advance to the Next Level <ul><li>Speak the Business Language </li></ul><ul><li>Improve Communication Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Understand Challenge & Opportunities in your industry </li></ul><ul><li>Become the Industry Experts </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Strategist </li></ul><ul><li>Understand strategic value of IT and its impact to business </li></ul><ul><li>Coach </li></ul><ul><li>Coach team and oneself </li></ul><ul><li>Skill up / train up </li></ul><ul><li>Resource planning </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor progress </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate </li></ul><ul><li>Explain the value of IT </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate change </li></ul><ul><li>Listener </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to business </li></ul><ul><li>Seek first to understand then to be understood </li></ul><ul><li>Team Player </li></ul><ul><li>Work with other teams in new organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Follower </li></ul><ul><li>Follow business direction </li></ul><ul><li>Alignment </li></ul><ul><li>Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Lead change through the use of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Understand trends and new development </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge between business and technology </li></ul>The New IT Professional
  16. 16. <ul><li>Think Business </li></ul><ul><li>Think China </li></ul><ul><li>Think Global </li></ul>
  17. 17. Thank you! [email_address] Facebook: Witman Hung URL: www.nexthorizon.com
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