KEYNOTE: Essential Skills in the New World
Are your skills future-proof? What do we mean by I-shaped vs T-shaped individuals and why is it important for most of us to become T-shaped? How has the digital disruption changed the workplace – not just in terms of agile ways of working, but also with regards to how humans interact with one another?
Incorporating the findings from the latest “Upskilling: Enterprise DevOps Skills Report”, I will look at the specific core, functional, technical and process skills you need to thrive in the digital economy. By way of practical examples, I will show how T-shaping can be achieved and address some of the biggest impediments that stand in the way.
Eveline Oehrlich is an Industry Analyst and independent Chief Research Director at the DevOps Institute. She previously held the position of VP and Research Director at Forrester Research, where she led and conducted research around a variety of topics including DevOps, Digital Operational Excellence, IT and Enterprise Service Management, Cognitive Intelligence and Application Performance Management for 13 years. Eveline has advised leaders and teams across small and large enterprises across the world on challenges and possible changes to people, process and technology. She is the author of many research papers and thought leadership pieces and a well-known presenter and speaker within the IT industry. Eveline has more than 25 years of experience in IT.
Eveline’s passion is to help companies transform their IT organization, processes and tools towards high performing teams enabling their business partners achieve great business results. She has helped some of the largest enterprises across the world to adopt new strategies, workflows and automation tools within their journey towards a digital business.