Info Alchemy in Partnership with Global Science & Technology Forum launches certification and training programs for data scientists
Philippine IT Consulting and Outsourcing company Info Alchemy Corporation was appointed as an Authorized Training Partner by Singapore-based Global Science & Technology Forum (GSTF) to deliver training and certification programs. GSTF is a pioneer in offering Open Source Technology based training and certification programs in Cloud Computing, Business Analytics, Big Data/Data Science and Internet of Things (IOT).
This alliance was forged with the vision to address the impending shortage of talents in the Big Data arena. Dr. Anton Ravindran, President of Global Science & Technology Forum (GSTF), said that at this juncture, GSTF has chosen Info Alchemy as their exclusive partner in the Philippines to promote, educate, and enhance the skill sets of aspiring Big Data talents. "We focus on the skills transfer in the space of cloud computing, business analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) which will once again disrupt existing business models in today’s Digital Age. These technologies soon will further transform the way how we live and do business in the ubiquitous world of Internet of Things. It will fast forward how we innovate, compete, customize, personalize, among others," Dr.Ravindran said.
Also a council member of the Singapore Computer Society, Dr. Ravindran pointed out that there are now 4.5 million jobs in the business analytics space but only 30% of them are filled. "The Philippines can become the next hub for business analytics talent and in order for that to happen you need skills. We need to have a lot of business analysts, data scientists, cloud specialists, and cloud professionals," he explained.
In the first quarter of 2014, the government and private sectors in the Philippines have set up goals to achieve at least 10% of the forecasted $20 billion big data market by 2016. One of the major initiatives was the launching of the Analitika consortium for smarter analytics. In 2010, President Benigno S. Aquino led the launching of Open Data Philippines that is meant to institutionalize open, transparent, accountable, and participatory governance.
Dr. Ravindran, however, stressed that the programs offered as part of this alliance between Info Alchemy and GSTF is not product or vendor centric but technology based training and leverages from Open Source Technologies.
Both companies share the same vision for the Philippines, that from being a global leader of BPO (business process outsourcing ) for the voice segment, the country can very well scale up the value chain to become the incubator and center of excellence for smart Business Analytics (BA) with its young, techie, and English speaking population.
"The Philippines has been one of the top destination for outsourced IT services for a number of years. We want to extend that to Offshore Services around Business Analytics, Big Data and Internet of Things. Our intent is to enable our local talents by providing training and certification courses that is recognized globally. In partnership with GSTF, we hope to accelerate the learning and adoption of new technologies by Filipino IT Professionals." Emil V. Capino, President of Info Alchemy Corporation said.
About Info Alchemy Corporation
Established in 2001, Info Alchemy has helped local and international companies from various industries integrate and analyze data with its business analytics solutions and services as well as monitor performance and improve productivity with its cloud-based, KPI-aware and dashboard-enabled applications. The company’s cutting edge technologies and almost 15 years track record in Data Warehouse, Data Integration, Business Intelligence and Business Analytics has made the company an enviable partner in Business Analytics and Cloud Computing. Please visit www.info-alchemy.com for more details.
About Global Science & Technology Forum
Since inception in 2007, Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF), a professional body has dedicated to promoting research and development and offers an inter-disciplinary intellectual platform for scientists, researchers, academics and industry professionals in Asia Pacific to actively consult, network and collaborate with their counterparts across the globe. To that end, GSTF has been administering more than 30 international conferences on an annual basis, publishes 19 Journals on a quarterly basis, books, maintains an online library, develops and delivers training and certification programs on Cloud Computing, Business Analytics, Data Science, Big Data and Internet of Things amongst other academic activities. There are more than 700 academics and professional who are members of GSTF. GSTF partners with 38 universities and another 63 universities partner with various GSTF conferences. Please visit www.globalstf.org for further details.