David Foote

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David Foote is a tech industry research pioneer and a frequently quoted industry authority on global tech workforce trends and multiple facets of the human capital side of technology value creation. He has spent more than two decades producing groundbreaking data-driven deep research and analysis targeting IT/business cross-skilling and technology and business management integration, while also pioneering new industry practices for more accurate compensation benchmarking and tracking/forecasting of tech skills supply and demand.

A keen predictive trends analyst, he built his reputation at Gartner, META Group and at several Silicon Valley technology and consumer products companies prior to co-founding Foote Partners in 1997. There he leads a senior team of former McKinsey & Company, Gartner, Mercer and Towers Watson analysts and consultants, and former HR, IT, and business executives and managers, in publishing continuously updated benchmark and market trends research reports supported by close research partnerships with 3,000 employers in the United States and Canada.

A popular featured opinion columnist, conference speaker, social media commentator, and regular contributor to countless print, online, radio, and television media sources, David’s research-backed forecasts and analyses reach a weekly global audience of millions of business and technology professionals.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of David Foote and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Why 2018 will be a dramatically different year for tech labor

Highest paying tech skills and certifications in 2017: there are some surprises

Highest paying tech skills and certifications in 2017: there are some surprises

The second in a two-part series highlighting the fastest growing and highest paying certified and non-certified tech skills in the latest IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index.

Fastest growing tech skills and certifications in 2017: 30 and 30

Fastest growing tech skills and certifications in 2017: 30 and 30

Cash market value of these certified and noncertified tech skills have increased the most so far in 2017.

How the internet of things is disrupting tech staffing: Part 2

How the internet of things is disrupting tech staffing: Part 2

Tech labor and skills acquisition challenges are interfering with businesses eager to capitalize on IoT's many benefits. Here's what to know if you're going to come out a winner.

How the internet of things is disrupting tech staffing: Part 1

How the internet of things is disrupting tech staffing: Part 1

IoT introduces enormous "people" challenges that are testing even the best employers. To succeed, these are non-negotiable workforce disruptions that must be conquered.

25 fastest growing tech certifications right now

25 fastest growing tech certifications right now

Market values of these certifications increased the most in the second half of 2016.

20 fastest growing tech skills -- no certification required

20 fastest growing tech skills -- no certification required

Market values of these noncertified skills have increased the most in the past three months.

25 tech certifications earning the highest cash premiums right now

25 tech certifications earning the highest cash premiums right now

Is it any secret that employers value info/cybersecurity and architecture the most when it comes to paying their workers extra cash for certifications?

Tech skills earning the highest cash premiums -- no certification required

Tech skills earning the highest cash premiums -- no certification required

Some employers pay cash premiums to their tech professionals for specific hot skills and certifications. Here's a ranking of the highest paying tech skills right now at 3,000 U.S. and Canadian companies that don't require a...

IT Pay is Still Crazy After All These Years

A funny thing happened to IT organizations 20 years ago: They started leaking people. The business units began attracting a migration of workers with tech smarts, business savvy, "soft" skills and a grasp of what customers wanted and...

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