Big Shift in Skills Demand Reflects Impact of Disruptive Technologies

As an analyst following the market, any data point is good, but I have also found that an essential data point is the view of the recruiter. These guys really have to have their finger on the pulse of the market. Periodically, I am fortunate enough to catch up with Carl Vellenoweth of Commoditas Partners and gain his perspective of hiring trends. This week, we caught up once more and what I learned was not just interesting, but resonated with the findings of our disruptive technology study due out shortly. Carl usually addresses my immediate area of interest – CTRM recruitment trends, but not this time. “Almost every client we deal with has an appetite for digitalization and it’s all married to data,” he told me. This year, he has spent more time recruiting in areas like analytics, quants, data scientists and pointed out that at the high end of the market, he is seeing recruitment of Chief Data Offices (CDO’s) as firms seek to derive and support their strategy from the vast amounts of data they have about the industry and their business. He has also observed a trend to create talent hubs or centers of excellence in and… continue reading

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