Huawei anchored the 2018 Global Talent Development survey, which presented interesting findings on the themes of culture, leadership, most vital technical competencies and organizational initiatives for enabling future talent development. The awareness for future readiness is surely gaining more traction, though leadership involvement, needs more impetus. Infra & Network, O&M and Products & Services are projected to be the domains most impacted, and Big Data & Cloud as the most significant future competencies. Reskilling is the most sought channel for capability-building, mostly practiced through project-based & classroom trainings. Technology and telecom companies are the ones most referred-to for benchmarking in talent practices. Post the analytics, the interpretations have been framed them into 26 suggested recommendations in six categories of talent development dynamics.