Trends by Function: Digital and Tech

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 digital and tech trends for 2021.

2020 brought a wave of acceleration in digital transformation initiatives—a trend that will continue as companies harness technology to glean greater insights, optimize processes, and meet customers where they are. Independents deliver digital and tech leaders the cutting-edge skills they need for these critical projects and more

PROJECT CATEGORIES: Digital and Tech Leaders

50% Strategy
19% Transformation
16% Operations
10% Organization
5% Interim Executive



IT and Tech Transformation

Business Processes

Digital Strategy

Business Intelligence and Analytics


Business Transformation


Project Management

Corporate and Business Unit Strategy

Process Optimization and Transformation

Agile Transformation

Advanced Analytics

Tech and Systems Implementation

Product Launch

Data Science & Data Engineering

Digital Marketing

Manufacturing Strategy


  • Redesign IT job profiles and organizational layers to ensure a business-centric function
  • Prepare an organizational change management plan to minimize the impact of a technology implementation on staff and business processes
  • Analyze the benefits and opportunities of various client support models
  • Develop strategic insight and facilitate conversations regarding software contracts and licensing
  • Provide business function insights using SQL, Python, and R
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