500 million new apps: accelerating digital transformation and winning the talent wars

How can low code accelerate digital transformation … and help you win the talent wars?

We’re seeing so much transformation lately, most of it involuntary, thanks to COVID. And that means it needs to happen super quickly. One of the problems: finding the right tech talent. Low code can help, says Joe Hurd.

Hurd is a former Facebook executive. He’s on more boards than most people can remember. He’s a manager partner at a $750M VC fund. And he’s a busy startup advisor.

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Digital transformation has been a priority for most companies in recent years, but COVID-19 forced organizations to speed up the process and make real changes quickly. But challenges abound. It’s difficult to get the best developers when everyone else is also vying for them. It’s always hard to do things quickly and well, but that’s especially true when your whole team is suddenly working remotely.

So the question is, “How do you build what you need right now?”

In this episode of Low Code Ninjas, our hosts Peggy Anne Salzand John Koetsier talk to someone who has “been there and done that”: Joe Hurd, a former Facebook executive who is now the Managing Director of SOSV, a $750 million VC fund.

“There really is a limit on how fast organizations can build software,” says Joe. “If you need code to automate your processes, to get insights, to solve problems — in a lot of cases, you can’t find the developers and engineers fast enough in order to deliver the increasing levels of business automation that’s needed to run the business.”

In fact, he cites Indeed, which points out that “86% of companies struggled to find technical talent. And we’re seeing all that play out real time today as well.”

In this episode, you’ll learn how the pandemic has ramped up the talent wars and how low-code apps can help your company accelerate digital transformation and solve the business problems posed by COVID-19