Three hot digital jobs: Digital Internet Chief; Consumer Internet Chief; VP, Cloud TechnologiesDIRECT CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS DRIVE RETAILERS AND EVERYONE ELSE Fast growth in online sales – $162 billion in 2011 vs. $142 billion from 2004-2010 – and the recognition by brick and mortar retailers that they are still behind the curve in e-commerce are increasing the numbers of executives dedicated to the digital world. Three hot jobs in e-commerce: General Manager or Head of Online Operations; Head of Digital Business; Retail Executive, consumer Internet experience GROWTH STRATEGIES OCCUPY WALL STREET The European sovereign debt crisis, regulatory uncertainties, Basel III capital requirements, litigation risk, wild swings in the markets, SEC probes into insider trading and Occupy Wall Street made 2011 a tough year for banks and securities firms. Yet, opportunities exist and the need for revenue growth will spur hiring where people are the differentiators. Key positions: Emerging Payments Officer; Global Macro, Absolute Return and Credit Investment Professional; Matrix and Systematic Futures Trader; Chief Compliance Officer HEALTHCARE TALENT GAP U.S. pharma, biotech and medical devices companies are experiencing significant shortages of leadership talent and expertise in global regulatory affairs. Executives have superior technical/medical skills and experience but are new to running global organizations. Three jobs in demand: President, NA (for Asian companies); VP, Global Regulations & Quality Affairs; CMIO, Clinical Informatics THE X-FACTOR IN MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT Social recommendation and engagement with broadcast content is becoming the natural evolution of water cooler conversation as viewers increasingly multi-task on electronic devices while watching TV. As some experts conclude that all television viewing will be social in the future, broadcasters are starting to focus on creating direct relationships with their viewers. Three hot jobs in media and entertainment: Director of Audience Insight and Technologies; VP, Customer Experience; Head of Data Planning and Analysis THE BOARD THAT REFRESHES The new Board of Directors is freer of cronyism, engaged in the business and open to diversity… [and] we expect a higher percentage of the 1100 directors now age 70 and older to be succeeded by diverse candidates, especially among the many well-qualified female candidates awaiting their first board appointment.
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