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Adapt or Die: Competencies Required for Survival as an I-O Psychologist It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…. It was truly great to attend SIOP this year. Besides a nice tan, I walked away from this year’s conference with mixed emotions. On the positive side, I attended more sessions than I have in a long time, and they were all great. Hats off to the program chair and each and every person who contributed and attended. It was a truly great learning experience. Charles Handler Rocket-Hire This year I sought out content related to the cutting edge of our field in an effort to support my own prac- tice and to learn how others in our field are using tech- nology and adapting to the pressures it is creating. I attended sessions on social media, gaming, big data, as well as a variety of more traditional employee selec- tion issues. My take away from these sessions was quite positive. After seeing top notch discussion and content from a lot of really smart and talented people, I see serious potential for our field. At the same time, what I saw and heard is a bit terrifying. Here’s why. The pace of technological change that is happening right now is very rapid. Individuals are improving their quality of life via the adoption of new technologies very quickly and this is forcing organizations to play catch up. Many of these technologies have a direct relation to how organi- zations engage and work with people. Despite this, it is clear to me that I-O psychologists are at risk of being left out of the equation. I don’t think this is due to a lack of interest on our part. Quite the contrary, I believe I-O has a core foundation in the social mission to make work bet- ter for both individuals and organizations. This tran- scends any specific technologies. The scary part is that The Industrial Organizational Psychologist 129