OUR MANIFESTO

Sigma IT Consulting is part of the Swedish IT industry. For more than 30 years, we have played a major role in the digital revolution. We are specialists who love technology and love business. We help our clients with innovative solutions every day. We have done this work since the Internet was very young, and along the way, we have built a strong and passionate working culture. Sigma is successful. Our clients trust us with more and more assignments that are increasingly complex. Over the next few years, we will create jobs for at least thousand IT professionals. And we need you.

When you work with us, you get an employer who thinks in the long term, appreciates your potential, and gives you the opportunity to grow.

Sweden has a fantastic tradition of educating engineers. This is a major reason for the country’s success — and for Sigma’s as well. But by 2020, Sweden will have a tremendous shortage of engineers — 60,000 fewer than we will need according to the Swedish IT & Telecom Industries. This is a problem for Sweden’s future. It’s a problem for Sigma as well, because we want to create jobs for 1000 new IT professionals. For this reason, we are also looking at what we can do at Sigma to make sure that we do create 1000 more. And 1000 more, on top of those.

How can we increase IT competence in Sweden?

What are some key challenges and how can we address them?

First,

the shortage of engineers is fast becoming acute. Education action is critically needed; for example, primary schools need to teach programming. We in the business community must do our part as well — share our knowledge and our time, and show what fantastic opportunities our industry offers. We at Sigma already do this by cooperating with schools as well as organizing knowledge transfer events, networking meetings, and our own courses.

Second,

far too few women choose careers in IT. This is a huge loss for the industry! Addressing this discrepancy requires implementing targeted efforts in both primary and secondary schools, increasing the numbers of female role models, and promoting more women to leadership positions in IT companies, as well as building networks and establishing women as mentors. We at Sigma work with Pink Programming, and we run the Sigma Smart Women Society network, where female role models inspire and encourge more women to join the IT-industry. 

Third,

we must become better at appreciating the potential of diversity in society. Foreign-born IT-talented people get into working life too slowly; we need to identify and remove their obstacles, both visible and invisible. We are members of Swedish IT & Telecom Industries; we support the organization Mitt Liv (My Life) where we provide employees as mentors for academics with foreign backgrounds. We intend to continue enhancing Sigma’s success and at the same time contribute to Sweden’s development.

We at Sigma plan to continue our active participation in solving Sweden’s national crisis with the lack of expertise in our industry. The world is changing, partly because we are contributing to changing it. You can count on being an important part of continuing to build our digital society. All areas of industry — manufacturing, healthcare, banks, schools — require creative IT solutions for the new problems that continually confront them. At Sigma, we do this work enthusiastically and with the best colleagues.

 

Lars Kry, CEO