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

On "Data Privacy Act Compliance"

SESSION 2 – SEPTEMBER 2017

On "Challenges and Benefits of Handling Digital Transformation"

SESSION 3 – NOVEMBER 2017

On "Modernizing the Legacy Platform in Light of Digital Transformation"

SESSION 4 – FEBRUARY 2018

On "Unravelling the Blockchain"

SESSION 5 – APRIL 2018

On "AI & Customer Experience"

SESSION 6 – JUNE 2018

On "Closing the IT Talent Gap in the Philippines"

SESSION 7 – AUGUST 2018

On "Fighting Data Breaches"

SESSION 8 – OCTOBER 2018

On "Trust in the Digital Age"

SESSION 9 – JANUARY 2019

On "The Changing Role of the CIO"

The Asta Dinner

London | 14th of November 2017

The Vera Dinner

New York City | 22nd of August 2018

The Aerys Dinner

New York City | 17th of January 2019

The Future of Cloud IT Dinner

Singapore | 11th of April 2019

The Mina Dinner

Singapore | 27th of August 2019

Jess CirciSESSION 6 – JUNE 2018