I am currently a sole contributor working on a team within an enterprise software company. I have been here approximately a year.
I foresee a new team being created in a brand new market/category within the next couple of years. I am the only engineer in the company with significant experience in this field.
My question is: how can I convince my boss to groom me/train me for this position before the team is actually created, rather than hiring someone on the outside when it does become important?
Non-generic example that actually applies to me:
I'm a fairly new software engineer that is interested in management eventually. I have fairly extensive experience with mobile application development, and I believe that we are going to have a need for that in the future.