The potential of Ultra-Fast Fiber connections has opened up a new job market and the birth of New Digital Professions that are fundamental for companies.
A faster and more functional Internet connection has become essential to enjoy a series of services available only on the web. It will be even more so in the near future, both for individuals and for companies. Only those who have an adequate connection will be able to access the new communication systems, telemedicine, distance learning, online commerce, or smart working.
Precisely in the world of work, the broadband or ultra-wideband connection is bringing about a series of important changes thanks to the large amount of data that can be transmitted on the web quickly and efficiently. A single ultra-broadband network is one of the most important objectives that Italy has set together with overcoming the digital divide between North and South in order to guarantee the use of increasingly innovative content and services.
The New Professions And Specializations Of Digital Transformation
The so-called “ Digital Transformation ” that our country is going through outlines innovative digital jobs and new professional figures, more and more competent and specialized. The new digital professions travel on broadband: in every market sector, from industry to administration, from healthcare to technology, new development strategies are outlined, strictly connected with the evolution of the Internet and new “ digital skills ” required of professionals. The existing professions will have to adapt to the important evolutions of the broadband connection, while other new professional profiles and the new web professions are coming to life to meet the new market needs.
The new digital professions are characterized by technical and mathematical knowledge, critical thinking, and flexibility. The Broadband will be able to give the opportunity to new professionals to train and acquire all the knowledge useful for working on the web: for example, cybersecurity experts will have a stable network available to carry out checks securely even remotely, or data analysts could also work on the cloud a large amount of information.
The “Digital Skills” Required Of Digital Professionals
New skills and, above all, continuous training over time will be required of the new professional figures who will work with the Broadband.
The new digital professions will be based on the concept of responsibility on measurable results, on the positive management of relationships with people and technologies, and on a perpetual acquisition of specific knowledge.
Broadband trades and professions are characterized by the possession of different types of skills, both theoretical and practical (technical skills), both in relation to the customer (relational skills), and above all the responsibility to provide a result (accountability).
The new digital professions will see in the foreground the figure of ICT engineers, researchers, and other roles in the Digital and Data Economy. But, among the new key ” broad professions ” we will also find:
- The architects of the new technological-organizational systems: multidisciplinary architects of sociotechnical systems, capable of conceiving and engineering together business models, markets, objectives, technologies, processes, organization, work, culture;
- Technical and professional integrators: those who manage highly complex socio-technical systems with strong interaction between technologies and organization (domain experts, maintainers, vendors, team leaders, and others);
- Artisans, workers, and service personnel but also process operators, maintenance workers accustomed to using information technology and controlling variances.
The Future Of Work: “Towards a Reskilling Revolution”
50% of jobs from 2022/25 do not exist today; the others will have undergone profound variations.
New jobs mean new skills. Already in 2019, the World Economic Forum traced the transition towards the future of work with the “Preparing for the Future of Work” by redrawing the boundaries of the new approach to work based on continuous training and the redefinition of professional profiles and skills.
“ Towards a reskilling revolution ” means continuous training and updating for all digital professionals and, in particular, for middle managers, researchers, and high professionals.
Thanks to the fiber, the working environment will be able to undergo important improvements, as well as the working tools, will be more complete and innovative. For example, it will be possible to make holographic calls with fiber, and thanks to the viewers available for virtual and augmented reality, it will be possible to participate in 3D presentations by sharing them from tablets and smartphones.
The augmented reality and virtual reality applications are traveling thanks to the greater bandwidth. The interaction with holograms in the workplace will be the evolution of smart working thanks to the creation of a space for virtual meetings in which the organizer’s avatar interacts with those of colleagues who are in other locations, sharing multimedia content in the 3D work tables.
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