The Fireside chat events are an informal discussion around the opportunities and challenges we face together in 2021. In our inaugural event our co-founder, Shelly Frame, discussed what we all should know about the emerging workforce. Watch her talk.
Sarah Jane Walker
Sarah Jane Walker

The Fireside chat events are an informal discussion around the opportunities and challenges we face together in 2021. For more information about these events, and to register your interest in future events, find out more

In our inaugural event our co-founder, Shelly Frame, our Etch Horizon lead, Giles Morgan, and our Lead Solutions Architect, Phil Dye all discussed key challenges that organisations will face in 2021 and beyond. As a recap, or for those who missed out, we're showcasing each talk, allowing you to hear from the experts and learn about each subject matter in more detail.

In this post, we're recapping Shelly Frame's talk on 'The Emerging Workforce". Watch below. 

 
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With the rapid adoption of digital transformation programs, it’s only natural that process and interactions will become more automated. According to the Emerging Jobs Report AI Specialist is now the number one emerging job in the UK, and can potentially deliver a 22% boost to the UK economy by 2030. Additionally, with the impact of GDPR and the UK Data Protection Act, there are now 24 times more Data Protection Officers in the UK than in 2015. 
 
AI and data protection sit at the top of charts for emerging jobs in the UK, with a litany of tech-based roles closely followed by, such as data scientists, along with engineers for robotics, cloud technologies, cybersecurity, DevOps etc. Engineering isn’t a new profession by any means, but engineering roles across the board are still seeing tremendous growth. More than 50% of this year’s list was made up of roles related to engineering or development. 
 
However, we are also seeing value in human interaction. There has been an emergence of human-based roles to facilitate our desire and need for digital transformation. For example, Customer Success Specialists and Sales Development Representatives are also seeing significant increases. 
 
Together with the enforced changes from remote working and legislation, the labour market disruption has only just begun. So what does this mean for the emerging workforce? Whilst the larger % of staff do not work in the emerging field of artificial intelligence, this shift will impact the whole workforce. Companies must foresee the changes and prepare change management programs for a new world of work.
 
To discuss the challenges and opportunities around your future workforce, please get in touch. To register your interest in future Fireside Chat events, click here
 

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