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IT Career Opportunities

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    • IT career opportunities Witman Hung Executive Vice President and Co-founder Next Horizon Company Ltd.
      • 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
    • 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 .
    • 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?
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • IT Needs Pyramid Operation Support Reporting Requirements Decision Support Value + Cost$ +
    • 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
    • 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
    • What Employers look for
      • A bility
      • B usiness Sense
      • C ommunication skills
      • I ntegrity
      • I nitiation
      • I ntelligence
    • 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)?
    • 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!
    • Advance to the Next Level
      • Speak the Business Language
      • Improve Communication Skills
      • Understand Challenge & Opportunities in your industry
      • Become the Industry Experts
      • 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
      • Think Business
      • Think China
      • Think Global
    • Thank you! [email_address] Facebook: Witman Hung URL: www.nexthorizon.com