Communications and Information Minister S Iswaran recently said in Parliament that while technology talents in Singapore have grown by about 10,000 year-on-year, demand for tech talents will continue to outstrip supply. Even before Covid-19, the Infocomm Media Development Authority projected that local demand for tech talent will increase by another 61,600 till 2021. Covid-19 has only widened the demand-supply gap as the demand for tech talent to help companies compete in a digital world increases.

But companies should not be dismayed at the gap in tech talent. In today’s digital economy, most of us are digitally-conversant. With a growth mindset and the opportunities to reskill and upskill, it is no longer as difficult for people who are not technically-trained to contribute to technology-driven innovations. 

Involving all employees in ‘technology roles’

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