CRIT­I­CAL THINK­ING, STRONG PROB­LEM SOLV­ING SKILLS, GOOD COM­MU­NI­CA­TION AND THE ABIL­ITY TO WORK WELL IN TEAMS ARE ES­SEN­TIAL FOR THE STU­DENTS TO BE SUC­CESS­FUL

Srikantan Moorthy, Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent, In­fosys de­codes the key el­e­ments re­quired to have a sucess­ful ca­reer in the ICT in­dus­try in an ex­clu­sive in­ter­view to Dataquest. Ex­cerpts:

Dataquest - - CONTENTS - —SRIKANTAN MOORTHY Ex­ec­u­tive VP, In­fosys

What are your key pri­or­i­ties set for your or­gan­i­sa­tion in terms of hav­ing the best of skills and your ex­pec­ta­tion from the in­sti­tu­tions? Ta­lent skilling is a key strate­gic pri­or­ity for us at In­fosys. Given the fast change in the tech­nol­ogy land­scape, we have cre­ated in­fra­struc­ture and pro­cesses to en­sure the com­pe­ten­cies of our peo­ple are cur­rent and rel­e­vant to our busi­ness and the so­lu­tions we pro­vide to our clients. Ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions must in­vest in cre­at­ing ta­lent that are equipped to lev­er­age the op­por­tu­ni­ties pro­vided by the in­dus­try. Crit­i­cal think­ing, strong prob­lem solv­ing skills, good com­mu­ni­ca­tion and the abil­ity to work well in teams are es­sen­tial for the stu­dents to be suc­cess­ful. Specif­i­cally in the area of soft­ware en­gi­neer­ing, stu­dents must have strong hands on de­vel­op­ment skills and not mere the­o­ret­i­cal knowl­edge of pro­gram­ming.

If you look at the ICT skills land­scape, what ac­cord­ing to you are the 2 chal­lenges the in­dus­try is fac­ing now? Avail­abil­ity of ad­e­quate ta­lent with strong foun­da­tional skills who have the abil­ity to learn new tech­nol­ogy is a crit­i­cal chal­lenge for the in­dus­try.

The Dig­i­tal Dis­rup­tion cou­pled with au­to­ma­tion has com­pletely changed the na­ture of tech skills re­quired for to­day’s ICT jobs – as an or­gan­i­sa­tion how are you cop­ing with sourc­ing the right skills? Our ap­proach to ta­lent sourc­ing is based on re­cruit­ing those with good “learn­abil­ity” and in­vest­ing in ed­u­cat­ing them in the tech­nol­ogy ar­eas re­quired for our busi­ness.

What are your top 2 pri­or­i­ties as an em­ployer this year and what makes your com­pany an em­ployer of choice of ICT job as­pi­rants? As an em­ployer our fo­cus is on re­cruit­ing the “best in class” who have the abil­ity to learn new tech­nolo­gies and in­vest­ing in ex­ist­ing em­ploy­ees to make their skills cur­rent and rel­e­vant for our busi­ness. Given the in­vest­ment we make in ed­u­cat­ing our em­ploy­ees, the op­por­tu­nity to learn new tech­nolo­gies and stay rel­e­vant to the pro­fes­sion makes us an em­ployer of choice for job as­pi­rants.

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