US Consul General Katherine B Hadda on Saturday underscored the significance for professionals to constantly upgrade their skills.
“We need to skill ourselves to face future disruptions,” she said, addressing the graduation ceremony of the 10th batch of Certificate Programme in Business Analytics (CBA) at the Indian School of Business (ISB) here.
Pointing out that data science is the most future-looking skillset, Ms. Hadda cited a World Economic Forum Survey that said by 2022, around 85% of companies were likely to adopt data analytics to run their businesses. India has the most number of data analytics jobs after the USA. The number of new analytics jobs advertised per month has increased by almost 76% from April 2017 to April 2018. And very importantly, India has the advantage of demographic dividend, which needs to be encashed by properly investing in human resources that are future-ready, she said.
Head of Human Resources at BNY Mellon Technology-India Sakaar Anand said HR is increasingly using data analytics and machine learning to help business leaders make informed decisions on talent. These emerging technologies are being used right from talent attraction to hiring, on-boarding, learning and now for a continuous employee engagement.
A release on the graduation ceremony from ISB said 82 data science professionals from the 10th batch of CBA graduated on Saturday. Offered by the Applied Statistics and Computing (ASC) Lab of ISB, the CBA Programme trains the students on four important aspects of business analytics – statistics, programming, machine learning, and business applications.
Vikram Devatha received the gold medal and Sameer Saurabh the silver medal for academic excellence in the programme. Senior associate dean-Academic Programmes of ISB, Ramabhadran Thirumalai presided over the ceremony, the release said.