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The future is closer than you think

08 August 2018

Futureproofing your career in an evolving world

How do you prepare for the inevitable changes that new technologies will inevitably bring? And how can you upskill yourself?


The workplace


Besides the changes in industries like Health and Manufacturing, we believe there will be 4 key changes to the workplace:


Immediacy - Work will become more exciting because knowledge becomes immediate. By having instant access to what we feel, hear or see we can make immediate decisions which can improve service levels considerably.

   

Conversational - The way we work will become more conversational and therefore more engaging. Whether we search for information or “listen” to content, voice makes it come alive. 

 

Personalisation - Interaction will also become more personalised. Computers can now remember what you say, feel like, smell like or watch and they can learn from this. They will give you a fully personalised experience in return.


Experience - This is set to become the biggest game changer. By connecting technology with our senses, we close the gap between technology and our emotions. Learning becomes an experience, virtual interactions become as real as it can get an email becomes engaging conversations.


Your career


Here are the 4 areas where we believe new jobs will emerge to accelerate the development of these new technologies:


Voice recognition - Voice is set to become the computer interface of the future. This will impact the way websites are being built and optimised, how search works, and how companies service their customers. Skills in Voice Recognition, Voice Interface Development and Voice Search are already in strong demand and destined to grow even further.


Person to Machine communication - Where the Internet of Things (IOT) is about Machine to Machine communication, many new developments take place in the area of Person to Machine communication. Skills in this area are set to become hot in demand. We see more and more of our clients invest in skills like wearable technology, health monitoring and Usage/Activity monitoring.


Haptics - Touch technology will become a major part of future virtual reality experiences and everyday consumer electronics. Skills in Gesture Recognition and Mid-Air Haptics are key in developing touch technology. Skills in using haptic feedback to create mixed reality brand experiences will be in strong demand in the not so distant future.


Augmented and Virtual Reality - Skills in AR and VR are hot at the moment. Many businesses see the potential of these technologies and new developments in cameras and VR headsets will bring it from the gaming and entertainment world into the business world. Skills in 3D modelling and/or scanning, 3D games engines, 360° photos and videos and AR/VR app development are already sought after by many businesses.



Your future career is closer than you think.


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