SESSION 6

Closing the IT Talent Gap in the Philippines

A knowledge sharing group dedicated to CIOs and IT leaders of prominent enterprises in the Philippines. The group meets every two months to discuss topical issues selected by the members.

Agenda:

8:00 – Welcome breakfast

8:30 – Participants’ introductions

8:45 – Discussion instigated by Lauro Matias and continued by the group

9:30 – “Hot seating” segment

The “hot seating” segment involves selecting a single member of the CIO group and giving all other members the opportunity to ask specific and pertinent questions related to his/her activities. For a summary of our latest hotseater, please click here.

Topic: Closing the IT talent gap in the Philippines

The Philippines is undergoing a shift in its business environment, transitioning itself into paperless processing, electronic platforms and embracing the growth of its Information Technology sector. In fact, according to a study done by KPMG, it now stands as one of the most dynamic industries of the country. With these new developments, companies find themselves suddenly needing an influx of the right people to manage these adjustments and run it to the best of their abilities. One concern, however, is that despite this growth in technology, there is a noticeable gap in today’s talent pool, leaving IT leaders floundering for solutions.

Currently, IT professionals in search of highly technical jobs are plagued with a significant “skills gap”, which is what stands between their current skills set and what their prospective jobs are looking for. With this problem in mind, how can IT leaders help in the closing of this talent gap? How can external institutions prepare to lessen this problem in the future?

We will be discussing the following:

  • What is the right mix of skills needed for the IT sector?
  • How can educational institutions foster a good IT talent pool?
  • What are the biggest challenges faced when hiring IT talent?
  • How can your organization train raw IT talent despite their ‘skills gap’?

Wednesday, June 6th 2018

High Street Cafe, Shangri-La The Fort

What is the CIO Group? CLICK HERE

Other Sessions:

SESSION 1 – JULY 2017

Philippines | 12th of July 2017

SESSION 2 – SEPTEMBER 2017

Philippines | 6th of September 2017

SESSION 3 – NOVEMBER 2017

Philippines | 8th of November 2017

SESSION 4 – FEBRUARY 2018

Manila | 8th of February 2018

SESSION 5 – APRIL 2018

Manila | 18th of April 2018

SESSION 6 – JUNE 2018

Manila | 6th of June 2018

SESSION 7 – AUGUST 2018

Manila | 8th of August 2018

SESSION 8 – OCTOBER 2018

Manila | 23rd of October 2018

SESSION 9 – JANUARY 2019

Philippines | 10th of January 2019

The IT Leaders Luncheon

Hong Kong | 11th of December 2019

Jess CirciSESSION 6 – JUNE 2018