Recording available: Closing the digital skills gap with Jen de Kooker


What an amazing and thought-provoking conversation we had with HR specialist and advisor, Jen de Kooker on closing the digital skills gap. Jen powerfully prompted us that the TIME IS NOW, to start a SERIES OF ONLINE CONVERSATIONS around the importance and implications of learning and development in our digital age.

“There is no silver bullet or quick fix… Technology is a key enabler and knowledge fuels digital transformation…. Learning must start at the beginning of the Digital Transformation Journey, so start with aSkills Transformation Plan that you can tweak as the business evolves. The bottom line: Organisations that start their digital transformations with talent development will have the biggest gains from transformation. Start now! Time is of the essence. Let’s continue this conversation!”

Please share your thoughts and questions around this pertinent conversation with us @info@marianacarroll.com – we would love for you to participate in the conversation.

For further information on Skills and Capabilities Assessments or International Certifications and Training, please visit us at www.marianacarroll.com or contact us at info@marianacarroll.com.

Feel free to share the recording with your network.

We cannot wait for you to join our next online conversation!

Online Conversation Recording Available – FUTURE PROOFING THE IT ORGANISATION!


The role of IT is changing at a staggering rate. Consequently, the inherent gap from a skills and capabilities perspective is widening.

What an incredible online conversation we had with technology thought leader and advisor, Kamal Ramsingh.

Kamal shared with us 5 steps to future proofing the IT Organisation from a skills planning and IT capabilities perspective:

  1. Understand you cannot do this alone – build a network and ecosystem of capabilities around you
  2. Understand the inventory of your assets – perform a skills and capabilities assessment
  3. Understand how these assets support your current IT state
  4. Research and plan the future IT state and map the assets against future requirements
  5. Pull everything together – partner / network, alternate, traditional and envisioned future state resource models

For further information on Skills and Capabilities Assessments or International Certifications and Training, please visit us at www.marianacarroll.com or contact us at info@marianacarroll.com.

Feel free to share the recording with your network.

We cannot wait for you to join our next online conversation!

Live online conversation: Future Proofing the IT Organisation


You are invited to our LIVE ONLINE CONVERSATION with technology thought leader and advisor, KAMAL RAMSINGH, on FUTURE PROOFING THE IT ORGANISATION

Friday 24 February 2017
8:00 – 9:00 AM
Register now!

The rate and pace of digital transformation, combined with accessibility and increasingly nich and modular alternatives to historically complex enterprise applications are making for fascinating CIO conversations on future staffing and skills planning.

We are delighted to invite you to a live online conversation with technology thought leader and advisor, Kamal Ramsingh. Kamal will share his insights and ideas on how the IT organisation of the future would manifest and what considerations and implications this may have for the enterprise IT function.

Kamal is a thought leader and technology expert with a wealth of industry expertise and business know-how. He led the Deloitte Consulting Technology team as a Senior Director in the Technology Service Area within Deloitte Consulting for African operations. Prior to Deloitte, Kamal assumed the position of Chief Operations Officer of the listed SimekaBSG. The cluster of businesses under his oversight contributed more than 50% of the listed group’s revenues and profits. Kamal acts both as a specialist advisor to several organisations and as institutional mentor to several growing ICT Services firms.

This is a public webinar, please invite those in your network who may be interested.

We cannot wait to connect with you on Friday, 24 February!

Have a wonderful day!
Dr Mariana Carroll & the MCC team
www.marianacarroll.com

PS. Can’t attend? Register anyway and we’ll send you the recording.

For more information on IT Skills and Capability assessments, global Cloud certifications, and much more –  visit us at www.marianacarroll.com.

CLOUD CERTIFICATION – World-class web-linked training


PRESS RELEASE: MARIANA CARROLL CONSULTING SUCCESSFULLY HOSTED A WORLD-CLASS WEB-LINKED HYBRID TRAINING SESSION WITH INTERNATIONAL TRAINER, BART CASTLE.

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – February, 4 2017 – To ensure best in class training, Mariana Carroll Consulting hosted a web-linked, hybrid training session. A web-linked, hybrid training session means that delegates experience traditional classroom style training while a world-class instructor is dialed-in from the USA.

Course participants situated in Johannesburg were led by international instructor, Bart Castle. Bart virtually joined the training from the USA. Dr. Mariana Carroll says that “the hybrid model allows us to utilize best in class international instructors, while delegates experience all the benefits of traditional classroom training, such as networking, practical exercises and great discussions”.

The delegates thoroughly enjoyed the learning experience – as quoted: “Mariana, thank you to you and your team for hosting us. It was a great learning experience and I will be recommending this training course”.

Don’t miss out on the next class, Professional Cloud Solutions Architect, which will run in Johannesburg, 1 – 3 March 2017, with international trainer, Bart Castle, dialed in from the USA.

Similar courses being offered are available via the Mariana Carroll Consulting website.

Dr. Mariana Carroll is also hosting, technology thought leader and advisor, Kamal Ramsingh in a live conversation on Future Proofing the IT Organisation on Friday, 24 February, 2017.  Register online to join the conversation and gain insights and ideas on how the IT organisation of the future would manifest and what considerations and implications this may have for the enterprise IT function.

About Mariana Carroll Consulting

Mariana Carroll Consulting’s tailored training approach, extensive training portfolio and global partnership with the Cloud Credentials Council (CCC), a top certification institution, ensure that they deliver differentiating, value-add training services and solutions to bridge the competency gap. At Mariana Carroll Consulting, they are passionate about developing and enhancing cloud computing skills through fit-for-purpose training, providing practical applicability and relevancy, under-pinned by globally recognised certifications. They offer training and certifications to help you develop, validate and demonstrate professional cloud skills and expertise to your employers, project leaders, and clients.

For more on this press release please contact:

Mariana Carroll

Mariana Carroll Consulting

RECORDING AVAILABLE: CLOSING THE AFRICAN CLOUD SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES GAP WITH DR MARIANA CARROLL


Organisations are more than ever willing, able and interested in taking advantage of the efficiencies cloud computing offers. In fact, cloud-solutions may be the leverage that Multi Nationals and local businesses across Africa need to combat the lack of cloud resources locally. The scarcity of technical talent is a significant concern across many industries. To address these challenges, management need to cultivate and invest in building their IT organisation of the future.

In this session, Dr. Mariana Carroll, discussed:

  • The primary strategic and resource challenges African businesses face;
  • How companies can reduce these barriers to implementing their cloud strategy and vision; and
  • Provided practical steps to close the Cloud skills and capability gap.

Please share your thoughts and questions around this pertinent conversation with us @ info@marianacarroll.com – we would love for you to participate in the conversation.

For further information on Skills and Capabilities Assessments or International Certifications and Training, please visit us at www.marianacarroll.com or contact us at info@marianacarroll.com.

Feel free to share the recording with your network.

We cannot wait for you to join our next online conversation!

Press release: Mariana Carroll Consulting Brings World Class Cloud Computing Competency and Skills to Africa


AFRICAN BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONALS CAN REACH NEW HEIGHTS WITH GLOBAL RECOGNIZED CLOUD TRAINING

Palo Alto, CA / Capetown, South Africa, 9 December 2016 – Mariana Carroll Consulting has partnered with the U.S. based Cloud Credential Council (CCC) to deliver the recognized portfolio of cloud certifications in South Africa. Dr. Mariana Carroll, founder and owner of specialist technology advisory and training firm, Mariana Carroll Consulting (MCC), understands the skills gap when it comes to emerging technologies. Her experience as an academic and advisor to both multinational enterprises and small – medium size businesses has put her in touch with the aspiring professionals and companies across (continental / South) Africa. The missing link? A shared set of best practices to reskill these aspiring professionals and ready their organizations to utilize cloud technologies effectively.

Africa’s professionals are ready to differentiate themselves and add that competitive edge to their careers. On the other end, businesses are struggling to fill gaps in cloud competence so as to leverage the benefits of cloud computing. The MCC team is passionate about equipping and empowering professionals through fit-for-purpose, practical training and globally accepted certifications to support in this pressing need.

Cloud computing is fast becoming the driver for efficiency, productivity and differentiation. The fast paced growth and adoption of emerging technologies is leaving a gap when it comes to cloud computing skills and capabilities. The demand for cloud skills and capabilities is growing daily, but the means to bridge this gap is lagging. To leverage the power of cloud-solutions and services, we need professionals with the right level of skills in business and technology. The partnership between MCC and the CCC offers a comprehensive solution to this problem through a broad, role-based, program of training and certification for the critical roles in cloud adoption. Asked about the partnership, “Our aim is simple – we want to be your value-adding partner” says Dr. Carroll.

To ensure best in class training, MCC offer web-linked, hybrid virtual and classroom training. Course participants situated in Johannesburg will be led by world-class instructors situated around the globe and supported by subject matter experts in the classroom to facilitate practical exercises and discussion. The courses are already being offered, available via the MCC website. Dr. Carroll will also be speaking at a webinar in cooperation with the CCC on Dec. 13, 2016 – register online to get an understanding of the African Cloud Skills Gap.

About Mariana Carroll Consulting

Mariana Carroll Consulting’s tailored training approach, extensive training portfolio and global partnership with the Cloud Credentials Council (CCC), a top certification institution, ensure that they deliver differentiating, value-add training services and solutions to bridge the competency gap. At Mariana Carroll Consulting, they are passionate about developing and enhancing cloud computing skills through fit-for-purpose training, providing practical applicability and relevancy, under-pinned by globally recognised certifications. They offer training and certifications to help you develop, validate and demonstrate professional cloud skills and expertise to your employers, project leaders, and clients.

For more on this press release please contact:

Liezl van Staden

Mariana Carroll Consulting

Email the Cloud Credential Council

Closing the African Cloud Skills and Capabilities Gap


Your are invited to our next Webinar: Closing the African Cloud Skills and Capabilities Gap

When: Tuesday 13 December 2016

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM SAST / 15:30 – 16:30 CET

Register now!

Organisations are more than ever willing, able and interested in taking advantage of the efficiencies cloud computing offers. In fact, cloud-solutions may be the leverage that Multi Nationals and local businesses across Africa need to combat the lack of cloud resources locally. The scarcity of technical talent is a significant concern across many industries. To address these challenges, management need to cultivate and invest in building their IT organisation of the future.

In this session, Dr. Mariana Carroll, discusses:

  • The primary strategic and resource challenges African businesses face.
  • How companies can reduce these barriers to implementing their cloud strategy and vision.
  • Provide practical steps to close the Cloud skills and capability gap.

To do: This is a public webinar, you’re welcome to invite those in your network who may be interested.

Can’t attend? Register anyway and we’ll send you the recording.

Looking for a solution to fill the Cloud skills gap? Visit our website (www.marianacarroll.com) for our 2017 Training Catalogue

We cannot wait to connect with you on Tuesday, 13 December!