Training Tomorrow's Data Scientists
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I'd like to invite you to learn more about how we are gearing up and expanding our partnership efforts to launch new curricula with 28 new business schools and universities for the Fall 2014 semester. You can read more details about this news in this Fortune news story: Educ
To recap the key points from this story for you:
By next year, 4.4 million jobs will be created worldwide to support big data. To help meet this explosive demand for hot new careers in data -- including data scientists and Chief Data Officers -- industry leaders such as IBM are collaborating with universities and business schools to reshape the way that traditional curricula is delivered to students. While most corporations may partner exclusively with universities, we are taking a unique approach to helping build Big Data skills for the next generation of the workforce by partnering with business schools, arming students with an arsenal of expertise that mixes both business and IT know-how.
The intended result? A well-rounded professional who is ready to tackle any career that uses data as a competitive advantage. And in this day and age, that includes just about every job. By working together we can offer students new coursework, mentoring and hands on projects focused on big data. New programs can provide students, both at the undergraduate and graduate level, with a rich skill set to uncover insights from data to solve problems and act on findings quickly -- a foundation that is highly sought after by employers in today's data driven economy.
To learn more about the data science classes being taught at these business schools and universities check out this fact sheet.
Now a question for you - what skills do you think today's students need to be tomorrow's data science leaders?