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IT Software Solutions for Business

Creating new systems and modifying existing ones to provide software solutions to large and small businesses.

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Why is this skill important?

The continuously accelerating pace of business globalization and connectivity has been largely driven by developments in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and related IT Software Solutions.  Developing software solutions to improve business productivity encompasses many different skills; however, key to all these is an individual’s passion and ability to keep up with the rapid pace of change.

Working closely with clients, as individuals or on a team, the software professional might be responsible for one or more roles including business/system needs analysis; developing system specifications; system design, programming, installation and testing; end-user training; system improvement and maintenance.

Could this skill be for you?

If you like:

  • Making things
  • Helping people
  • Complex problems
  • Using computers

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The Challenge

Important elements of the challenge include:

  • Given an integrated business case scenario, each Competitor have to identify the problems of the business operation and identify a software solution.

  • Problem-solving and analytical abilities are essential to this Skill.

  • Next, competitors will design and build a software system.

  • Further, Competitors will present what they have developed using Microsoft PowerPoint tools.

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Medal Result Competitor Country/region
Gold 731 Anna Derbeneva Russia
Gold 730 Manuel Allenspach Switzerland
Bronze 726 Jonas Wanke Germany
Bronze 724 Run Du China
Bronze 724 Tran Nguyen Ba Phuoc Vietnam
Medallion for Excellence 723 KIHWAN NAM Korea
Medallion for Excellence 721 Tak Ki Chong Hong Kong, China
Medallion for Excellence 721 OUSSAMA AGARDOUH Morocco
Medallion for Excellence 720 Chang-Ting Kao Chinese Taipei
Medallion for Excellence 709 Joven H. Hayagan Philippines
Medallion for Excellence 708 Kin Heng Cheang Macao, China
Medallion for Excellence 705 Arrival Dwi Sentosa Indonesia
Medallion for Excellence 704 Nouf AlKaabi United Arab Emirates
Medallion for Excellence 700 Bogdan Ghiran Romania
699 Sérgio Alves Brazil
694 Jun Yi, Austin Teo Singapore
693 Hussain Kadhim Saudi Arabia
692 Ivan Dumancic Croatia
691 MohammadReza Tayebi Iran
687 Cristian Jair Rojas Velandia Colombia
672 Meher Rishika Nori India
669 Johan Händelin Finland
669 Ryo Yamamoto Japan
649 Ihsaan Classen South Africa
632 Bader Alsoulah Kuwait

How to compete

To reach the level of skills required to compete in a WorldSkills Competition takes several years of training and dedication. But the best time to start is now.

Find out more about how to take part in a WorldSkills Competition.