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This unprecedented growth in the importance of Big Data and Analytics has created a situation where the demand for relevant skills is outpacing the ability of educational institutions to keep up. Making the most of Big Data and Analytics requires a comprehensive approach that spans literacy needs across different disciplines and specialized career paths including:

  • Business Strategy and Management
  • Data Science
  • Business Analytics
  • Data Strategy and Architecture
  • Data Policy
  • Informatics for every professional field
  • Data Engineering
  • Chief Data Officers
  • Big Data Development
  • Visual Analytics
  • C-Suite Roles

Given the broad reach of Big Data and Analytics, the need for skills training encompasses basic understanding that begins in K-12, deepens during baccalaureate and post-graduate education, and continues through ongoing education during ones’ professional career.

In order to explore the challenges related to delivering Big Data and Analytics education, IBM, Ryerson University, and the University of Derby are sponsoring the Big Data and Analytics Educational Conference (BDA EdCon).

BDA EdCon will take place prior to the start of the IBM Insight