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The Reskilling Revolution, Applied Intelligence in the Workforce – Talent & Organization Weekly News Update

By Accenture Talent and Organization for FS

WEF unveils ‘Reskilling Revolution’

At the 48th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, reskilling the workforce was one of the “two massive macroeconomic trends,” writes Jason Bloomberg in this Forbes column. During the gathering, the organization announced the IT Skills Initiative, a new tech-reskilling drive targeting one million workers in the next three years. “We need responsive solutions and coordination from all parts of society – governments, citizens and private industry alike – to re-envision an educational system based on lifelong learning that can fully prepare workers for the jobs of the future,” said Klaus Schwab, WEF’s Executive Chairman. “This initiative is a clear example of industry leaders taking concerted, collective action to address a major social challenge at scale.” The initiative was conceived by the WEF’s IT Governors community, of which Accenture is a founding partner.

Read the entire article at http://talentorganizationblog.accenture.com/financialservices/the-reskilling-revolution-applied-intelligence-in-the-workforce-talent-organization-weekly-news-update

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).