As advanced technologies like #ArtificialIntelligence and #MachineLearning and complex fields like #DataScience continue to be integrated into our daily lives, they’re also changing the way companies do business.
With the number of tech positions in web development, biomedical engineering, cybersecurity, and analysis expected to grow exponentially within the next year, one may find the competition to acquire a skilled job candidate harder than they think.
1. Ability To Adapt To New Tech
One of the most important characteristics of a tech star is the ability to adapt to new technologies. It is almost impossible to predict what will be the norm six months from now. Someone who is constantly learning will be very successful in the future of this unpredictable field. — Arthur Pereless, Pereless Systems
2. Experience With AI and ML
The field of #AI is seriously understaffed. Specifically, finding technology leaders (CIO/CTO, head of product, etc.) who know how to credibly manage teams made up of AI, data science and innovative product specialists will prove to be difficult going forward. — Sultan Meghji, Virtova
#ML — while not all companies are hiring for this skill just yet, the demand is high from those experimenting with and uncovering the possibilities ML-driven solutions provide when it comes to data analysis and AI. As the race to get ML-powered services and solutions to the market heats up, this skill set is expected to become a crucial requirement for companies looking to remain competitive and drive innovation.
Another common skill found on highest-paid lists is the DevOps skill set. While not new, this skill continues to be a top need for companies looking to integrate and develop more internal business applications and produce more client-facing software, apps, and services by minimizing issues within development teams and IT ops teams. The rise in demand for AI-driven software and solutions has made this role crucial in ensuring companies can efficiently and rapidly produce in-demand solutions with minimal delays or production issues.
4. Mobile Application Development
In 2019, it’s estimated that there will be over 5 billion smartphone users in the world. This means that companies who want to stay relevant don’t just need websites; they need apps. Having mobile development skills also comes with the perk that if you can build apps for others, you can build and sell your own as well–so it’s an ideal career path for aspiring entrepreneurs. As a result, mobile app development is likely to be one of the most in-demand tech skills for 2019 and beyond.
5. Data Science Talent
With the rise of big data and machine learning, data scientists are becoming a key component in many industries — from finance and banking to healthcare and drug discovery. Companies will be investing on a big scale in talent acquisition in this field. — Andrii Buvailo, Enamine
This is another interesting field that will be growing like crazy. With platforms like Ethereum taking the lead, more and more companies need developers who understand the blockchain, smart contracts, and can build decentralized applications. The market is still young and good developers are rare.
According to Gartner, blockchain will create $3.1 trillion in business value by 2030.
7. Excellence In Cybersecurity
Given the recent infiltration of networks, there will be an increased need for excellence in cybersecurity. Organizations need to ensure they are protecting the data they capture behind the walls of their networks. Stakeholders are becoming increasingly aware of cybersecurity concerns and therefore demanding companies address the issue. The tech industry will need expertise in this area in 2018. — Maria Clemens, Management and Network Services
The year 2019 will bring great progress in technological innovations. We will witness faster and more accurate ML and AI applications and some new exciting developments. The significant improvement of technologies will change every business industry and our everyday lives. Although this can create a certain threat to the data security, the new approaches and solutions are continuously evolving. The changes will be streamlined and the outcomes are sure to be amazing.
The above list of trends is not definitive, please share your ideas about the main technology tendencies for 2019 in the comment section below.