How acute is the IT skills gap? In Europe, more than 40% of companies have expressed difficulties about finding staff with the right skills and experience to fill IT positions. On 16 June 2016, the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS) will host the 1st IT Professionalism Europe Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This conference aims to bring together key stakeholders to share best practices to develop IT talents and stimulate more efforts on corporate and government levels to tackle this challenge.
As a provider of training content and services to IT training and consulting companies, ITpreneurs has a strong interest on topics relating to competence development of IT professionals. I have an opportunity to speak with Fiona Fanning, Secretary General at CEPIS recently. Fiona explains why IT training and consulting providers will find this upcoming conference both relevant and timely.