Master architects are at a crossroads. As AI continues to evolve, these professionals will need to evolve their skill sets to ensure their continued value, even in the most disrupted industries.
However, adapting to AI augmentation is not something that employees can handle on their own. To facilitate this transformation, industry leaders must establish comprehensive training and development programs to train their workers in the skills they will need to operate effectively alongside emergent technologies. These initiatives should help today’s architects meet the needs of tomorrow.
The ServiceNow/Pearson study evaluated 32 fundamental abilities that are expected to become vital for all IT positions by 2027. The top five capabilities in which master architects must have a high level of proficiency are:
1. Collaborating and communicating effectively across digital media
2. Developing, maintaining, and improving cyber awareness
3. Prioritizing research and problem solving
4. Operationalising data
5. Increasing focus on continued learning and development
Even as IT operations change and new technologies reshape how organizations approach various essential tasks, master architects will always play an integral part in developing and managing business systems. In the coming years, a master architect will leverage advanced AI capabilities to achieve more, work more efficiently, and deliver more value. IT leaders have an obligation to support this shift by identifying skills gaps, comprehending evolving proficiency requirements, and creating appropriate training and upskilling programs to better prepare workers for the AI-enhanced future.