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Forums to showcase transformative role of IT and its impact on skills

Melbourne, Australia 28 October 2014 Skillsoft will hold a series of IT forums across Australia and New Zealand from December 1-4 to showcase how IT departments are adapting to a transformation of their role and the rate of changing technologies and the impact this transformation is having on talent development and skills.

Evolving technology often means there is a skills gap in the IT sector. Constant innovation and the short shelf life of IT assets create a continual need for workers, and organisations, to keep on top of professional development.

Skillsoft's IT forums will provide an interactive forum for CIOs, IT directors and senior human resources (HR) professionals to discuss experiences, strategies and challenges around the IT function.

Professionals will gain the latest insights around how cloud solutions are impacting the delivery of IT services and technology being utilised in Australia, New Zealand and the wider Asia Pacific region to address skills shortages and improve productivity and performance within the context of the Learning Age.

Glenn Nott, Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific at Skillsoft says the IT department today is much more than a provider of technology services. It can be a competitive business opportunity as a result of emerging technologies; specifically the proliferation of cloud solutions.

"In order to remain competitive, organisations must invest in talent development to provide the necessary IT and business skills required to perform in their roles and enhance business advantage, or risk facing increased costs as a result of capability gaps," said Mr Nott.

"As organisations realise the challenges and opportunities presented in the Learning Age, these forums will provide a collaborative atmosphere for business decision makers to discuss the impact of new technologies on the IT unit directly and service delivery of the organisation more broadly."

The forums will include Skillsoft customer case studies from Monash University, Sharp Corporation of Australia and Dialog Information Technology in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane respectively.

If you are a CIO, senior IT professional or HR director and would like to attend this exclusive, invitation only-event please contact us for more information.

About Skillsoft

Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning and Talent Management with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. Skillsoft's customer support teams draw on a wealth of in-house experience and a comprehensive learning e-library to develop off-the-shelf and custom learning programs tailored to cost-effectively meet customer needs. Skillsoft's courses, books and videos have been developed by industry leading learning experts to ensure that they maximize business skills, performance, and talent development.

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