May 22, 2014 – Companies will continue to aggressively recruit management talent in technology and multimedia to gain a competitive advantage in innovation, big data and operations, according to the inaugural edition of the quarterly Boyden Executive Monitor released by Boyden. “We expect a sharp increase in talent acquisition by high tech companies, as technology and multimedia further penetrate all industries,” said Trina Gordon, Boyden president and CEO. “Top chief information officers will also be in even greater demand across all sectors as their roles emphasize more leadership and holistic functions.” Pierre Fouques Duparc, leader of Boyden’s global technology practice and a managing partner at Boyden France, added: “Developing markets will play an integral role in the long-term growth of the technology and multimedia sectors. In technology, we expect the BRIC and the key emerging markets to continue to outpace expansion in the U.S., U.K. and Western Europe. The battle for top senior management is often even bigger in developing markets, pushing up compensation to ever greater levels in many cases.” Boyden is an executive search firm with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries.