Due to the dynamic nature of information technology (IT) and its possible impacts on the nation’s economical well being, decision makers face considerable challenges in formulating National IT policies, IT human resource planning, and information systems (IS) education. This paper examines the changing IS skills requirements from the perspectives of IT industry professionals and IT academia in two countries-Australia and Thailand. Preliminary results support the proposition that the desired IT skill set is changing, and new IS skills in both the technical areas and the human-oriented areas are likely to emerge in the next few years. Also there are measurable differences in the perceptions of the IS people between the two countries.