Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Big data projects will become major catalysts in the creation of global tech hubs, attracting top professionals from Australia and around the world to the countries that specialise in this sector, according to predictions from global specialist recruiter Hydrogen.

“Technology is being talked about much more by the wider business community, especially in the US and UK which are seeing major investment into big data companies," says Dominic McNamara, Global Leader of Hydrogen’s Technology Practice. "It is no coincidence that these two countries were also voted the top two destinations for tech professionals in Hydrogen’s Global Professionals on the Move report this year. The best global candidates are at the forefront of this rapidly evolving trend that is having a huge impact on business as a whole. The industry is now extremely powerful and professionals are travelling overseas to capitalise on their expertise in new markets.”

Vinoth Kannan, a big data engineer currently working in Germany who has been a truly global professional since he left India in 2007 is a great example of effective overseas capitalisation. He has worked in Italy and France and has now moved to Germany to advance his career in big data.

“I have always been open minded about moving from country to country as it is a means of accessing the best jobs available in the global marketplace," Mr Kannan said. "Working in different countries is a great way of broadening one’s perspective through experiencing a wide variety of work cultures and meeting new people.”

This willingness to travel to wherever the best opportunities are is greatly beneficial to companies who can then be assured of reaching the best global talent for their roles. Tesco recently ran a project with IBM to cut its refrigeration energy costs. The team that undertook the research is international, with consultants from Germany, Argentina, America and Australia in the mix.

John Walsh, Data Consumption Manager for Tesco UK and Ireland, commented: “Now that an increasing number of technology professionals are prepared to travel all over the world for the right role, we can undertake projects of this scale in the absolute knowledge that we have the people with the very best skillsets drawn from a global talent pool.”

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About Hydrogen Group:
Hydrogen is a global specialist recruitment business, placing exceptional, hard to find candidates in over 70 countries. Our joined up practices combine international reach with local expertise and specialist knowledge. Whilst many recruiters are location focused, Hydrogen believes the best way to deliver service to its clients and candidates is to base our offering around these practices, which cover both Technical & Scientific (Power, Mining, Oil & Gas and Life Sciences), and Professional Support Services (Business Transformation, Finance, Legal, Trading & Advisory and Technology). By being practice led and using the latest technology we provide our clients with global visibility of the best candidates.
We invest in building strong relationships with candidates over the long-term, not just when they are actively looking to move.


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