Weathering Change Signals Need for Digital Dexterity

About This Episode

Weathering Change Signals Need for Digital Dexterity

Following a year that brought lightning-fast technological change, the rate of transformation will only continue to increase in 2021. Developing digital dexterity will be vital for employees going forward, and those with this attribute will build a significant edge over their colleagues. But what exactly is digital dexterity, and what does it take to become digitally dexterous? Skillsoft VP of Technology and Developer Products, Mike Hendrickson, rejoins host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek to discuss the critical need for employees to become digitally dexterous to thrive in our forever-changed workforce, and teases out insights from Skillsoft’s recently released annual Signals report, Lean Into Tech: 2020 Tech Skills Trends & 2021 Predictions.

Interested in further exploring the resources mentioned in this episode?

To download Skillsoft's annual Signals report, Lean Into Tech: 2020 Tech Skills Trends & 2021 Predictions, visit skillsoft.com/resources/skillsoft-signals-report.

To view and register for Skillsoft’s Tech and Dev Bootcamps, visit skillsoft.com/bootcamps.

About Our Guest

Mike Hendrickson

Mike Hendrickson is Vice President of Technology and Development products at Skillsoft. Prior to Skillsoft, Mike spent 15 years at O’Reilly Media, Inc., where he most recently was the VP of content strategy. Mike is a technology strategist with extensive experience establishing, building and maximizing relationships with industry leaders, companies, and partners.

About Our Host

Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek

As Chief Marketing Officer, Michelle leads a global marketing organization, focused on transforming today’s workforce for tomorrow’s economy. Since joining the company, she has been responsible for Skillsoft’s global marketing strategy, which includes generating awareness, driving preference, and building affinity for Skillsoft. Additionally – and perhaps most importantly – Michelle serves as the company's brand evangelist, helping to build a vibrant community of passionate learners.

With more than 25 years of marketing, branding, and strategy experience, Michelle has made it her personal mission to support the advancement of women in business. Prior to Skillsoft, she served as Chief Marketing Officer of IBM Watson, where she was instrumental in developing the first “Women Leaders in AI” program, which honors women who put AI to work across industries and around the globe. She also served as the global head of marketing for The Weather Company, an IBM Business, helping companies understand how to anticipate, plan for, and ultimately make better decisions – with greater confidence – in the face of weather.

Michelle is a prolific speaker on a range of topics, including the war for talent, digital transformation, and marketing in a post-pandemic world. She covers these topics and more as the host of Skillsoft's podcast, The Edge, now in its second season. She has authored countless papers covering a range of business and marketing topics, was at the center of Skillsoft’s leadership role in DEI through free “Leadercamps,” and has taught two Percipio courses on the Pink Pandemic and Public Speaking.

Michelle is also a founding member of CMO Huddles, a group dedicated to bringing together and empowering highly effective B2B CMOs to share, care, and dare each other to greatness. Michelle holds a Master’s degree from Simmons University and sits on the pro side of the Oxford comma debate.