Sullivan says, “Globally, there is demand for local nationals living in other countries to return home to strengthen local companies, and companies in all geographies are looking to expand into emerging markets, including Africa. There are many macro forces at work that favor increased global hiring in 2013, but the areas where we see the most excitement, especially in the U.S., are Big Data, Cloud, Digital, Risk and Recovery, and Healthcare Reform. We don’t expect major capital investment, but even cautious companies recognize that they have businesses to run and are better positioned to make strategic investments now that they know what the rules are. We see gradual hiring increases as CEOs and boards settle into this period of greater economic clarity.”Top 20 Executive Hot Jobs for 2013: TECHNOLOGY VP Digital Marketing With a seemingly endless expansion in the number of media channels to contend with, companies need executives with the ability to create and implement strategic marketing programs that span multiple platforms, from online to mobile to digital signage, that drive sales, membership and website traffic. Consumer Internet Chief Responsible for an organization’s overall online presence, this executive develops an online strategy that encompasses not just online strategy, but internal and external promotion, content creation, design development and implementation, and online partnership building. The Consumer Internet Chief also coordinates with ad sales efforts, editorial and consumer marketing decisions, design plans, and overall strategic planning for the online business. Chief Marketing Information Officer (CMIO) With the advent of Big Data, cloud analytics, digital marketing and multichannel integrated marketing, the CMO needs help with the new depth and breadth of technologies required to effectively manage and deliver the marketing function for the enterprise. The CMO does not have the technical capabilities to manage design, evaluate, implement, manage and optimize these new technologies and the CIO has a much broader mandate than just marketing to focus sufficient attention on this space to help marketing deliver on its revenue growth mandates. Reporting to the CMO and CEO, the chief marketing information officer provides the range and scope of skills required.