Innovation Issue MADE Magazine - Page 59

MADEXXX 03. Know Your Tech Trends • These are the rising trends for technology! • Trend 1: The increasing datafication of our lives • Trend 2: The Internet of Things (IoT) and how everyday devices are becoming more ‘smart’ • Artificial intelligence: Siri, Alexa, Chat Bots, Amazon Predictive Algorithm • Big Data Business Intelligence • Drones • Block Chain - Krypto Currency • Virtual reality • Information security • Smart City Tech 05. Photo Courtesy ofJamila Parham 04. Certify with a Purpose • Avoid over certifying, save your money! • Target certifications relevant to your expertise or future service catalogue • Consider the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification • Consider the Lean Six Sigma Certification • Study with the intent to do a brain data dump and not long-term knowledge • Strategize by taking the challenging formula based math questions first and revisit the easier ones later. (Verify your testing format and possible penalties for skipping before using this technique) Learn For FREE! • Take advantage of free technology workshops and events in your area! Meetup.com is a great resource • Learn on the job the legit way! Employee Resource Groups: Hives and Lunch & Learns • Company Sponsored Conventions • Volunteer for project you have little to no knowledge about • Connect with other technologists that have a skill you would like to learn • Don’t just work for your job, make your job work for you INNOVATION ISSUE 59