Changes within the technology industry have never been more rapid, more complex, or more intertwined than they are today. To succeed, companies need leaders and core talent with the right mix of experience, skills, and qualities.
Armed with unparalleled industry expertise, the Korn/Ferry Global Technology team serves as a strategic partner and trusted advisor to sector leaders as well as the startups that are creating the future.
Our team includes senior executive recruiters, functional experts, and technology industry leaders who have held senior management positions. For each assignment, we assemble multiple specialists who represent Korn/Ferry’s superior industry knowledge and reach. They work together across geographies and business lines to provide clients with seamless local service and the depth and vision of a global firm.
We define success as more than the completion of an assignment. We pursue real business outcomes in partnership with our clients to build high-performance organizations.
Communications services and access to digital content is the driving force in the market today. Whether consumer or enterprise user, maintaining ubiquitous access to data and commerce services via smart devices is powering how individuals and company’s work and interact with others. The changes and speed of innovation continues to test even the strongest organizations. As new business models powered by data analytics and Cloud services make information easy to access and readily available, talent and leadership challenges will continually evolve, benefiting the most empowered and agile organizations.
Technology companies are increasingly dependent on organic and partner-provided service delivery, from strategic consulting to technical support. Services companies, meanwhile, are under great pressure to increase value delivery, evolve their offerings, and differentiate the customer experience. In all forms, services is fundamentally a people business, one where the importance of high-quality talent cannot be underestimated.
Software permeates all levels of the technology industry, but is also the most dynamic and volatile part of the tech eco-system, with perpetual changes to product and business models. Innovation and value can come from any player in the market, from a small software startup to a global networking provider. Our consultants understand leadership and talent issues in all segments of software, firmware, operating systems, and embedded programs: design, coding, sales, deployment, and support.
Systems and Devices
Tangible hardware products, from keyboards to cloud servers, underpins the entire tech industry. Our consultants focus on the talent and organizational aspects of design, manufacturing, distribution, and service. The hardware and device space is one of the most complex, truly global, and unforgiving parts of the technology industry.
Korn/Ferry Silicon Valley CIO Breakfast 2011 On June 24th, Korn/Ferry and Gartner co-hosted the Silicon Valley CIO Breakfast, bringing together a unique subset of market-leading CIOs for a roundtable discussion. There, participating CIOs were asked to share their most pressing human capital issues and guests engaged in conversations around CIO leadership qualities.
Rebooting leadership selection in software sales Software companies should fundamentally alter how they select sales executives. Analysis of Korn/Ferry executive assessments shows that the required leadership skills shift significantly with each promotion. The upshot? Top sales managers are not naturally good sales leaders.
Werner Penk Senior Client Partner Global Marketing Managing Director, Technology