New technologies can both destroy and augment jobs. Workers on both ends of the skills spectrum are just as susceptible to being either displaced or fulfilled. How do you get on the right side of progress?

SINGAPORE (Oct 15): As a regular soldier with the Singapore Armed Forces for 12 years, Ye Wenfeng trained to fight not only in the jungle, but also in cyberspace. Among other responsibilities, he was tasked with focusing on processing data when cyber incidents took place.

In May this year, following a stint at the SANS Institute, a US company specialising in digital security training, Ye, armed with more sophisticated skills, joined KPMG Singapore as an assistant manager concentrating on forensics. But, rather than working in the back office as he previously did, Ye now deals with clients directly to help solve their cybersecurity issues. And, he earns 15% more than he used to.

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