Ramon Baez, CIO at Kimberly-Clark, recently discussed the skill sets and roles that he predicts will be in demand in the near future.

This interesting discussion was brought to our attention by Computer World in their article, “CIO: Hottest IT roles in information architecture, SaaS integration.” According to Baez, information management people are becoming information architects. Integrating with SaaS providers is a significant skill, and this is even more so we move into analytics and business intelligence.

Baez said, “A few years ago, people had to be really good with middleware. Now they have to be great with middleware, with SOA.” Another attribute he mentioned was bilingualism. Technologists need to be able to communicate with the business and the users.

Melody K. Smith

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