Thinking about future career plans? Then consider what’s happening in organistions they call ‘digital disruptors’. Are you keeping up to date with the skills required for these types of companies? Digital disruption has already happened and the situation is changing all the time.
- World’s largest taxi company owns no taxis (Uber)
- Largest phone companies own no infra (Skype/WeChat)
- World’s most valuable retailer has no inventory (Alibababa)
- World’s largest movie house owns no cinemas (Netflix)
Check out this BBC News page for new companies working in this space around the world. However, it is not just about new start-ups, it is also important for existing, large organisations and the need to stay ahead. All the big management consultants have been advising for a number of years on how digital is changing strategy (for example see this article from McKinsey). For new graduates it is key to be aware of the impact of this – it affects everyone not just those people studying computer science or software engineering.