21st Century Knowledge Economy Fall 07(03)


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21st Century Knowledge Economy Fall 07(03)

  1. 1. Technology Trends The 21st Century Knowledge Economy: DeVaris Brown , Academic Relations Manager, Microsoft Corporation Contact information: debrown@microsoft.com
  2. 2. Technology Trends Preparing for the 21st Century Knowledge Economy.
  3. 3. Technology Trends Preparing for the 21st Century Knowledge Economy <ul><li>The Value Computer and Information Technology and You! </li></ul><ul><li>Impact of Technology and your Educational Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Why a Technology Related Degree Matters </li></ul><ul><li>Where are the Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Questions and Answers </li></ul>
  4. 4. Technology Trends The Impact of Technology Education <ul><li>“… the software industry is going to make more breakthroughs in these next 10 years than it's made in the last 30 … software is really going to transform not just what we think about as the computer industry, but the way that everything is done …” </li></ul><ul><li> - Bill Gates </li></ul>
  5. 5. Technology Trends Social and Economic Relevance of Technology Technology Has Impacted Everyone! Business Computing Digital Entertainment Technology Part of Daily Experience
  6. 6. Technology Trends Information Workplace is Rapidly Changing Analysis Digital workstyle, lifestyle Technology Performance Knowledge Creation Collaboration and Communication Digital Work Style and Lifestyle Digitization of the economy Software Breakthroughs
  7. 7. Technology Trends Innovation You Think Of? <ul><li>Emerging Technologies and Their Implications on the Future. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Technology Trends Myth: The Value of Technology Degrees <ul><li>MYTH: A degree in computing and </li></ul><ul><li>information technology doesn’t hold </li></ul><ul><li>the value it did before the tech boom. </li></ul><ul><li>FACT: According to the winter 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>salary survey by the National Association </li></ul><ul><li>of Colleges and Employers (NACE). </li></ul><ul><li>College grads with technology related degrees will earn significantly higher starting pay than their peers in liberal arts disciplines. </li></ul><ul><li>Starting Salaries Survey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mechanical Engineers $54,600 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Science $ 51,700 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accounting $46,500 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economics $47,900 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liberal Arts $32,500 </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Technology Trends Understanding the Future of Technology
  10. 10. Technology Trends Bachelor’s Degree Yearly Salary KEY Red = Lowest Salary and Blue = Highest Salary
  11. 11. Technology Trends <ul><li>Information Technology Skills Development: Your Economic Pay Off. </li></ul><ul><li>66% all of the growth in labor productivity is technology related </li></ul><ul><li>84% above average pay for technology jobs </li></ul><ul><li>72% of the US production output is technology driven </li></ul><ul><li>33% of the US economy is generated from technology </li></ul><ul><li>1 out of 4 jobs will be in technology </li></ul>
  12. 12. IT Enables more People to Work and Boosts Economic Output
  13. 13. Technology Trends Typical Information Technology <ul><li>Program Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Application Developer </li></ul><ul><li>System Analyst </li></ul><ul><li>Business Analyst </li></ul><ul><li>Software Test Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Product Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Support Analyst </li></ul><ul><li>Ops Analyst </li></ul><ul><li>Build Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Messaging Service Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Support Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Technologist </li></ul><ul><li>Business Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Project Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Network Analyst </li></ul><ul><li>Service Manager </li></ul><ul><li>System Engineer </li></ul>
  14. 14. Technology Trends Internship Programs Typical Majors & Timeframes <ul><li>MAJORS: </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Science </li></ul><ul><li>Business Administrations </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Informatics </li></ul><ul><li>Managed Information Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Information Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Information Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Internship Timeframes </li></ul><ul><li>January thru June </li></ul><ul><li>July thru November </li></ul><ul><li>Less Common Timeframes </li></ul><ul><li>May thru August </li></ul><ul><li>(returning and international interns) </li></ul><ul><li>April thru September </li></ul><ul><li>September thru March </li></ul>
  15. 15. Technology Trends Academic Pipeline Continuum <ul><li>Internship Resources </li></ul><ul><li>American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) </li></ul><ul><li>American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) </li></ul><ul><li>National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) </li></ul><ul><li>Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) </li></ul><ul><li>Society of Women in Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Women in Computing Network </li></ul><ul><li>Women in Engineering Organization </li></ul>
  16. 16. Technology Trends Education Matters Most <ul><li>Computer Science </li></ul><ul><li>Business Administrations </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Informatics </li></ul><ul><li>Managed Information Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Information Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Information Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is the tool </li></ul><ul><li>Need to incorporate the technique into the education process. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration and cross-domain expertise. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Technology Trends Find Your Passion be ready <ul><li>Choose the right set skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow your passion. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be opportunistic as appropriate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manage Perception </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employers like to recruit champions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Success breeds success </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find the right match </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look at the local software economy needs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Align with sector opportunities as appropriate. </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Microsoft’s Role <ul><li>How can we help? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MSDNAA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dreamspark </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT Student Academy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online tutorials and training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Imagine Cup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students to Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Partners/Ambassadors </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Summary Points to Leave You With Information jobs are growing faster than ever… <ul><ul><li>Today’s modern economy places an enormous premium on technology brainpower </li></ul></ul>A good education matters the most. Create your future today!
  20. 20. Technology Trends Four P’s of Success <ul><li>The be successful you must be able to stay the course by demonstrating patience , while persevering through adversity and doing what’s right without compromise, which requires consistent performance and above all exhibiting a passion for excellence and instilling a culture of 4 P’s into your daily routine . </li></ul>
  21. 22. © 2005 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. This presentation is for informational purposes only. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, in this summary.