Wed, 20 Jan 2021

AI to be the single most disruptive technology to shape future jobs

Posted on Monday, January 28, 2019

Emerging technologies will necessitate new skills and roles, reports Shivangi Mishra

With technology being at the forefront of economic development, driving businesses and creating jobs, it is a great time to pursue careers in technology. As against the popular perception of fading glory of the IT sector, the sector is noticing a dynamic shift, with innovation taking the front seat.

The future of IT jobs is changing, as the technology industry today is very different from how the IT industry has been over the last three decades with innovation being the key differentiator, says Mohan Sekhar, senior managing director, Accenture Technology and Lead – Accenture Advanced Technology Centers in India.

“We strongly believe that students need to shape their innovative and creative thinking for transition to the technology industry. Students should inculcate an agile learning culture and continuously learn to stay relevant in today’s world of constant change,” says Sekhar.

Initiatives such as Accenture Innovation Challenge is opening up opportunities for students and surge in participation in the competitions shows the increasing urge to innovate. In the last seven years, the entries have increased from 1,000 (in 2012) to 13,000 entries in 2018.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be the single most disruptive technology to shape future jobs, he says. “AI is the future of growth, it will change how businesses operate. If we look only at the AI prism for example, we are talking of three types of talent needed to design, manage and run an AI project: data scientists with machine learning background, technologists with a computer vision or similar background, and specific domain experts depending on the problem being solved,” says Sekhar.

Some of the other new areas witnessing traction are cloud computing, blockchain, internet of things (IoT), quantum computing and security. These technologies will necessitate new skills and roles, opening up possibilities for the talent pool and next-generation of professionals.


He adds that from a technology services perspective, the single biggest area that the industry in India needs to focus on is talent transformation. India as a technology talent base needs to transform from “delivery at scale” to driving “innovation at scale”. This is critical as technologies like IoT, AI, machine learning, big data, biometrics, quantum computing, immersive reality, blockchain, and so on will become mainstream and play a big role in innovating the future. The key takeaway is that technology is driving phenomenal growth and new technologies will provide significant opportunity for growth in India as long as we transform our talent.


Most read articles

Delhi Students' sustainable solar energy idea wins Hult Prize India National Finals 2018

The idea to come up with a solution to Harness the Power of Energy to Impact the lives of 10 million people

AI for assessment

Kerrie Anna Douglas, assistant professor of engineering education, Purdue University, US, on the eth

Data is the new oil

A study estimates that ‘big data’ solutions market opportunity in India is set to grow to $153.1 million by 2014

Here is how digital media is creating several job opportunities in India?

The digital media industry is registering impressive growth in India, mainly due to increasing inter

Back| Next

Most searched tags

HealthCare Journalism Photography Engineering Civil services exams Mass Media Management SCM Acting as career Bschool ranking MBA ranking Online Distance MBA Fashion and Design CAT


Here is how digital media is creating several job opportunities in India? ...

The digital media industry is registering impressive growth in India, mainly due to increasing internet penetration and ...

Develop analytical thinking, problem-solving abilities to be a part of Industry 4.0 ...

Futuristic organisations focus more on skills than on the degrees. The age is not far when college scores and transcript ...

All you need to know about skills needed for future job market ...

India finds itself at a unique advantage when compared to other nations due to its young population. However, a young po ...

A career in space has more to it than Engineering and Sciences ...

A career in space has still not made it to the list of mainstream career choices opted by Indian youth ...

Back| Next