Asia lacks digital talent

Asia – Pacific is assessed to have a significant shortage of high-quality human resources in the field of information and communication technology.

At the Digital Talent Conference 2021 held online by the ASEAN Foundation on November 3, experts expressed concern about the shortage of tech-skilled personnel in the region.

Consultant Korn Ferry estimates that Asia-Pacific is facing the risk of a shortfall of about 47 million tech talent by 2030. Meanwhile, PwC conducted a survey and found that more than 50% of CEOs in the region. The region says it is difficult to recruit digital talent with the right skills.

“Covid-19 makes the shortage of ICT talent in the region clearer. Digital transformation projects that many countries are implementing during the pandemic have created great pressure on demand for public talent. technology,” said Jay Chen, Vice President of Huawei APAC.

The ASEAN Foundation and Huawei work together to close the digital capacity gap.

The ASEAN Foundation and Huawei work together to close the digital capacity gap.

Pursuing digital transformation goals without the right talent will be an uphill battle for the Asia-Pacific, according to Mr. Chen.

In addition, a series of new technologies such as 5G, cloud computing, big data, AI, IoT, blockchain… are booming and shaping the digital economy. However, the human resources that allow the region to harness the power of this new technology are seriously lacking, especially during the Covid-19 period.

Besides, according to Associate Professor Vu Minh Khuong from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (Singapore), in addition to the ability to create breakthroughs, the next generation of digital talent also needs skills to promote collective power. integrate, transform the world with innovation.

To develop digital talent, the ASEAN Foundation has partnered with Huawei to launch the Seeds for the Future program. “The program not only trains young people in digital skills. It also provides a platform for them to apply what they have learned,” said Yang Mee Eng, executive director of the Asean Foundation.

“Nourishing the ICT talent ecosystem is the foundation for digital transformation. Together with our partners, we will invest $50 million over the next five years to develop 500,000 digital talents in the region.” , President of Huawei APAC Jeffery Liu said.

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