Prepare your business (or CV?) for brand-new tech roles by 2017

Prepare your business (or CV?) for brand-new tech roles by 2017

Academics from Bath Spa University in the UK have fast-forward to the near future, and taken a look at new roles likely to become common among global businesses.


As we move ever closer to a completely technology reliant world, new jobs will require fulfilment; whilst many of the traditional vocations we know today will disappear.

To stay relevant and modern; businesses need to look ahead at advancements which can help their interests remain ahead of the competition.

Anyone who believes they are in the kind of employment which may be at risk of becoming outdated; may wish to see the research below and ensure they are, or attain, the essential skills for securing their future careers.

New technology roles by 2017

Collective Intelligence Officer – manages a business’ most valuable data, patents and plans, and makes sure it stays safe from hackers and well away from the competition.

Data Ecologist – creates and looks after data in the cloud that’s privately and publicly available.

Digital Citizeneer – manages a company’s ethics when it comes to social media and online behaviour, including how individual employees act online.

Gamification Consultant – provides advice and techniques for introducing thinking and strategies you’d normally use in computer games into business.

Ideationalist – specialist in coming up with creative ideas that work across different technologies.

Pervasive Mediatrician – love it or hate it, mobile technology is here to stay, and this person makes sure that gadgets used at work are as portable as possible, and give employees as much flexibility as they can.

Software Level Crosser – no one wants training courses in new IT systems – this person will be in charge of creating new software that works better for users in business.

Tetherless World Engineer – the title might suggest world domination, but this role is about making sure employees can access the information they need from any device. Technology users will no longer be ‘tethered’ to a desktop computer at work – they’ll get what they need from laptops, mobiles, tablets and more.

Transliteracy Developer – develops workers’ abilities to be literate across IT platforms and media.

Virtual Environment Manager – oversees the development and use of virtual environments – from online meeting rooms to Facebook communities – in business.

Professor Andrew Hugill, director of creative computing at Bath Spa University, gives his take on the findings: “Creative people are becoming increasingly tech savvy, and there is a clear requirement already in business for creativity that works seamlessly with technology – these jobs are the next step in the direction many companies are already heading in.”

If you are studying in the UK, or plan to, the university offers a CTE course which starts in September. Those whose application is successful will have guaranteed funding throughout the four year term.

For more information, head here.

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