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As we step into 2024, tech professionals need to buckle up and upskill themselves constantly. It’s not just a good idea; it’s a must-do. Technology is like a never-ending rollercoaster of changes, and if you want to do well in your job, you have to learn and grow with it.

In this little industry story, we are going to check out the awesome things techies should learn this year – the trends and tricks that will help them rock the tech world in 2024. So, get ready for some exciting insights from industry experts into what is hot and what is not in the tech world.

Mamta Sharma, Senior Vice President and HR Head, Global Services, Fiserv said, “We focus on upskilling our associates to help them consistently achieve excellence and address evolving client and business needs in today’s transformative times. Our skill development strategy not only enhances current role performance, it also enables associates to pursue vertical and horizontal learning. We focus on building capabilities related to product development, data science, cloud computing, automation and more through our academies and brownbag sessions.”

Muraleedhar Pai, Executive Director & Chief Technology Officer at Maveric Systems, revealed, “The impetus for technical upskilling arises from two key drivers. Firstly, there is a strategic initiative to address “on-demand extreme computing needs” by seamlessly merging development and infrastructure skills into the framework of “cloud-native” engineering. Simultaneously, intensive training in virtualization, cybersecurity, cloud-native database management, DevOps practices, proficiency in containerization tools like Kubernetes and Docker, and a thorough understanding of web services and APIs is considered imperative.”

In parallel, the second facet of technical upskilling involves embedding Gen AI, alongside other AI frameworks like ML and Deep Learning, into every facet of operations. Additionally, expertise in integrating AI solutions into existing workflows, Natural Language Processing (NLP) for language-based applications, and specialized knowledge in AI security to fortify systems against cyber threats are regarded as essential.”

Aditya Gupta, Founder & CEO of Credilio Financial Technologies Pvt Ltd stated, “Fintech companies like us are upskilling their employees in AI driven business applications, analytical tools that leverage copious amount of available digital data and use of technology enabled tools for improving process efficiencies. The increasing need for developing generalist skill sets are further necessitating formal trainings to equip for cross functional exposure.”

Priyanka Anand, Vice President and Head HR, Southeast Asia, Oceania & India at Ericsson, said, “The evolving tech upskilling landscape entails learning and knowledge of emerging technologies such as cloud computing, cybersecurity, data analytics, data science, network technology, AI, and Machine Learning. This is relevant also in the context of the virtual collaborative tools, instant messaging, and cloud-based services that are today revolutionising the way we work.”

“As organizations strive for robust and agile business operations, upskilling and reskilling the workforce remain paramount. In fact, upskilling has evolved beyond mere choice – it is now an indispensable requirement for organizations as well as employees for long-term success. Beyond technical competencies, I’d encourage talent to take charge of their professional journey with passion and vigor. It requires a strategic approach, focusing on individual strengths, and cultivating a clear vision for career development, ” she added.

About The Author 

MURALEEDHAR PAIAs an Executive Director at Maveric, Muralee helms the creation of productized solutions that enables Industry-leading CXOs to solve complex challenges across CX, Digital Ops, Connected Core, and Regulatory Compliance. With 24 years of tech leadership experience across Tesco, Altisource, and start-ups like Analyttica Datalabs and Clairvolex IP, Muralee’s contributions have transformed some of the world’s largest mortgage servicing platforms and e-commerce destinations.

This article was originally published in TECHGIG

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