QA’s Senior Technical Instructor, Bryan O’Connor, is a contributor to the Cloud Credential Council’s (CCC) latest Global Digital Skills report.
The report publishes the CCC’s findings on the readiness of the IT workforce for the digital era. It invited a broad array of organisations to participate in a survey, from SMEs to global organisations. Respondents ranged from C-suite members to entry level employees. The views, opinions and feedback from CCC classroom were also analysed and included in the report.
The key findings from the report:
- Many organisations are unaware of the significant gap they have in understanding what ‘digital’ really is, what it can deliver and how it can help them achieve success
- The capability to learn and acquire new skills as digital technologies change is considered more important than what that individual may have learned in previous roles. This is one of the most sought after behaviours as organisations seek to maintain their competitive advantage
- Focusing on technology alone will not deliver digital success, digital innovation, or digital value - it will only deliver new technology, not business results
- There is a significant opportunity for individuals and organisations to upskill, re-skill and re-train for the new roles developing as a result of digital change
Bryan O’Connor is a Principal Learning Specialist and looks after QA's VMware, CompTIA and Cloud Credential Council curriculums. He delivers a wide range of courses and holds over 50 CompTIA, Microsoft, VMware and other technical certifications himself.
Bryan has worked in the IT industry since 1986 when he was a hardware engineer on Commodore Pets, then moved into networking, and later specialised in virtualisation and cloud technologies. In 1997 he started working for QA training as a Microsoft and VMware trainer.
Bryan has taught VMware Products since 1997, became a VMware vExpert in 2012 and has worked with VMware in developing their range of vSphere courses. He speaks at various technical events and owns and runs his own VMware blog at www.bryanoconnor21.co.uk.
Starting with DOS, Bryan has worked with Microsoft technologies since 1986 and taught it since 1999. He runs his own YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/bryanqa, which hosts hundreds of Microsoft demo videos.
Bryan has been a member of the Cloud Credential Council (CCC) expert panel since its inception, has co-written white papers and has also been a member of the CCC talks sessions.
Outside of QA, Bryan enjoys spending time with his wife Tracey and their two daughters Meagan and Jessica, unless there’s a Grand Prix on the TV, when he enjoys paying Tracey, Meagan and Jessica to disappear for the day.
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