15 December 2017

Cognizant shares 3Cs to staying employed over the next decade

Cognizant’s Jobs of the Future Report has identified a three-point common theme for work that is centred on the human touch — Coaching, Caring, and Connecting — which it predicts will stay relevant, no matter what new technologies emerge on the horizon. 


Coaches can reshape work by making it more engaging, humane and purposeful. Those who have a flair for mentoring and helping people to improve at things (managing their finances, managing their weight) should hone those skills.


Forward-thinking organisations will focus on making the best of people, and not just the best of technology. Workers with social intelligence and the ability to make sense of complex processes will be in high demand to improve people’s health and wellness.


Workers with a collaborative mindset will be key to helping connect the dots in a technology-led workplace. New roles identified in the report require workers to be good at building bridges between man and machine, traditional and shadow IT, the physical and the virtual world, and commerce and ethics.

Source: Jobs of the Future Report. Graph listing the jobs of the future and mapping them to tech-centricity and likelihood of appearance over time.
Source: Jobs of the Future Report. Graph listing the jobs of the future and mapping them to tech-centricity and likelihood of appearance over time.

Cognizant has identified 21 new job roles, with a selection below:

Skills needed
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Business Development Manager

Define, develop and deploy effective and targeted programmes to accelerate broad-based sales and business development activities.
Business development experience on top of experience with AI/machine-learning software platforms.

AI-Assisted Healthcare Technician
Builds close, trusting relationships with patients and makes optimal use of digital diagnosis tools and remote doctors as available.
At least three years’ experience in nursing or a related field, and be comfortable and competent dealing with software and digital testing equipment.
Cyber City Analyst
Ensure interoperable data flow to keep cities safe, secure and operational.
Data engineering qualifications in agile, DevOps and continuous integration, as well as circuitry skills, understanding of design thinking, and startup methodologies.

Quantum Machine Learning Analyst

Create new technology functionalities at the intersection of quantum information processing and machine learning.
Well-versed with quantum information processing devices, quantum data and machine learning techniques to develop well-capitalised, revenue-generating industry-specific solutions for the future.

Augmented Reality (AR) Journey Builder
Pioneers in the “experience economy”. Design, write, create, calibrate, gamify, build and personalise the next generation of classic stories and in-the-moment vignettes for viewers’ trips in AR.
Experience in gaming; proficiency with the language of AR hackathons, game jams, skins, surfaces, planes, escape rooms, software development kits,  simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM) and headmounted displays. Familiarity with development and design of 3D assets.
Master of Edge Computing

Define the IoT roadmap, evaluating the feasibility for establishing edge processing units.
Experience in working on IoT hardware and software, on top of a Ph.D in computer science, electronics, telecommunications, electrical engineering, or a related field.

Man-Machine Teaming Manager

Shapes the future of work and workplace within the company. The manager will design flexible experiences that meet workers’ expectations, while providing a simple and intuitive interaction with machines.

Passionate about advancing human-to-bot cooperation strategies in a dynamic business environment. Qualifications needed are graduate degrees in experimental psychology, human neuroscience techniques, robotics, plus excellent leadership, communication and collaboration skills.
Chief Trust Officer

Build trust by enforcing and encouraging transparent and responsible financial trading of cryptocurrencies with all organisational stakeholders.

Experience in cryptocurrency trading and speculation, Blockchain, traditional currency trading and public relations or marketing.
Personal Data Broker
Administers personal data assets of citizens and consumers. Ensures consumers receive revenue from their data.
Professional qualifications needed to trade on data exchanges. A high degree of curiosity for discovering alternative forms of data commercialisation through third-party APIs to other insight services, and a drive to determine data value and submit and price offers into data exchanges for trade.
Bring Your Own IT Facilitator
Enables the workforce to work better and smarter at a known level of acceptable risk by creating a system for uninterrupted visibility into on-and-off-premise environments.
A master’s degree in either IT, computer science, natural science, engineering or business admin, as well as exposure to IT demand management, business management, among others.


Read the 21 Jobs of the Future Report (PDF).

View the video introducing the 21 Jobs of the Future.