NASSCOM ILF 2016: Global Talent Wars For Digital Artisans
Global Talent Wars For Digital Artisans.
Srinivas Kandula, CEO India, Cap Gemini.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Digital Artisans: 9 key questions
NAME : Srinivas Kandula
COMPANY : Capgemini
DESIGNATION : India CEO
1. Is there a gap between supply and demand for
Increase in unfilled
digital technology jobs
by end of 2015
% of more key digital
business jobs, compared
with traditional models,
Jobs left unfilled of the
4.4 million Big Data
jobs created in 2015
2. Are business opportunities lost due to digital skills
We are investing in the necessary digital
We agree/strongly agree we have digital skills
All Others Digirati
Analytics Social Mobile
82% of respondents from Digirati agreed,
compared to 40% in other firms
The Digital Leaders or “Digirati” are 26% more profitable than their industry competitors
3. Will this gap between supply and demand enlarge or
narrow? Are there adequate efforts to create enough supply
in the next 5 years?
Only 4% companies align their
training efforts with overall
No company spends >20% of
its training budget on digital
Only 13% of companies use
innovative methods to
source digital talent
4. Is there a gap between what is taught in colleges and
organizations versus what is required in the industry?
5. Should the hiring process be different for digital
of Business Drivers
>50% of companies realize that mobile is one of the two most important skills for digital
transformation. However, >80% of them face a talent shortage in mobile.
Only 21% rate their company’s analytics capabilities as “more than adequate” or “world
class”. More than 75% agree that it is challenging to source such skills.
Over 49% of candidates are more likely to consider a job advertised in an innovative way.
6. Do digital skills require different hiring and
development techniques and tools?
Made several Acquisitions
of Mobile, Social and
Partnered with Kaggle, a
Platform for Data Prediction
Partnered with Techstars for
an Incubator Program
Launched an Employee
Launched a Digital IQ training. Over
20,000 employees trained in 2 years
Implemented reverse mentoring
Launched an incubator
program for mobile startups
7. Is attrition among digital workforce higher?
8. Is Digital elitist?
9. From a socio-economic, technical and cultural standpoint,
does the digital workforce differ from other technical talent?