SkillsTx President, Matthew Burrows, has been invited to run a one-day pre-conference workshop at the Service Management World event in Orlando, Florida on November 11, 2019.   Title: Digital Skills Management: Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA)   Date and Time: November 11, 2019, 9:00am to 3:45pm   Abstract: People, their skills and experience, have become a critical aspect for the operations of companies with a dependency on Information &...

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For those of you who attended my presentation "What skills do you have and what do you need?" at SITS19 in London on 1st May 2019, and for those who didn't make it, here are the presentation slides and the audio for my presentation, and a few suggestions for useful next steps:   Work out where your organisation is starting from FREE Digital Skills Management Maturity Assessment...

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Digital Skills Management maturity is a challenge - find out where you are! Take 5-minutes out of your day to complete our FREE DSM Maturity assessment, and receive a detailed report and guidance for moving up the scale. As with any journey, you need to know where you're starting from. This Digital Skills Management Maturity model helps you to identify where you are now, where you want...

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ISACA have just released part 1 of their 2019 State of Cybersecurity report, which can be downloaded here. Here are a few headlines that yet again demonstrate that it is essential to focus on people and skills, and improve your Digital Skills Management maturity. “Skills gap still not shrinking” “69% say their cybersecurity teams are understaffed” “58% have unfilled (open) cybersecurity positions” “32% say it take...

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Either you already know your Digital, ICT or Cybersecurity skills issues, or you’re going to find out the hard way!   Where are my risks?   Significant business risk exists from the inability to prevent data loss and Cybersecurity incidents if the people and skill risks are unknown. If you don’t know what skills you have or what skills you need, no gap analysis is possible to identify or...

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The 5th Annual Spring UNLEASH Conference & Expo returns to the ExCeL in London to roadmap the Future of Work by gathering a community of thousands of decision-makers, visionaries, technology buyers, and disruptors. Europe’s #1 HR conference will showcase smarter ways of working, powered by innovative HR technology and the latest business transformation insights led by global executives from some of the world’s most exciting...

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Matthew Burrows has been invited to present at the SITS19 event in London on 1st May 2019. What skills do you have and what do you need? The evolving IT landscape means the skills you require are changing – and changing fast. In this session, learn what skills will progress your career and help your organisation and crucially, how to address the gaps.  Matthew’s practical approach can...

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Resolutions Here are a few suggestions for you to consider. 1.     Confirm the skills of my workforce So that I know whether we have any gaps or risks which need addressing. Armed with this information you can also quickly find the resources you require for a project or virtual team. I can’t afford to not know the answer to the “what skills do we have?” question. 2.   Update job...

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ISACA, an independent, non-profit, global association for IT governance professionals, publish an annual report of the results of their global State of Cybersecurity Survey. The 2018 version of this report shows that "Skills challenges remain, but are better understood. The skills gap continues unabated. Enterprises still have open security positions, and the time to fill them appears to have decreased slightly." Unfilled security positions “Fifty-nine percent of enterprises...

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