Trends by Industry: Technology

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 technology trends for 2021.

2020 saw the rapid acceleration of digital transformations across all industries and sectors, keeping technology companies front and center. Independent talent remains the industry’s secret weapon, helping clients evaluate strategies and push forward digital, process, and business model transformations.


42% Strategy
26% Operations
22% Transformation
7% Interim Executive
3% Organization



Business Processes

IT and Tech Transformation

Marketing and Sales

Opportunity Assessment

Interim Leadership

Service Operations

Supply Chain


Growth Strategy



Process Optimization and Transformation

Market Landscape and Research

Project Management

Tech and Systems Implementation

IT Systems Strategy

Post-Merger Integration

Program Management Office (PMO)

Change Management


  • Optimize and execute transformation projects by working collaboratively and cross-functionally as a project manager
  • Serve as an interim leader to create and drive a global go-to-market channel strategy
  • Define the marketing strategy for next six to nine months and shape new Head of Marketing role
  • Facilitate the development of three-year strategic plans and roadmaps
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