2023 Talent Trends: IT and Tech Transformation

April 4, 2023

Each year, Business Talent Group releases the High-End Independent Talent Report, looking across industries and business functions to analyze how business leaders deploy top independent talent to fill critical skill, expertise, and leadership gaps. Here are the key IT and Tech Transformation trends for 2023.

Across industries and business functions, leaders are investing heavily in IT and tech transformations to drive efficiencies in business processes, add new layers of security, deliver new digital offerings, and capitalize on rapid advancements in technology. With demand for IT and tech transformation projects and tech and systems implementation skills rising 20% and 21% YOY, respectively, on-demand talent are stepping in to lead important systems implementations, develop and execute data science and data management strategies, and manage critical technical projects to completion.


  1. Project Management
  2. Process Optimization and Transformation
  3. Financial Controls, Accounting, and Audit
  4. Program Management Office (PMO)
  5. Financial Planning, Analysis, and Modeling
  6. Tech and Systems Implementation
  7. Advance Analytics
  8. Operational Excellence
  9. Clinical Operations
  10. Regulatory Strategy, Process, and Submissions


  • Ensure proper security governance, documentation, and processes are in place to monitor firewall compliance for a new external manufacturing partnership
  • Assess technical architecture, identify gaps, and prioritize solutions for an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) transformation
  • Improve and maintain a data model for software pricing to enable a sales migration to a new commercial model
  • Lead IT infrastructure upgrades across key functional areas, including payroll, planning, and human resources
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