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IT Career Opportunities

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

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