Nanyang Polytechnic Arms Students with Alteryx to Fill Analytics Skills Gap
School of Information Technology
On 28 July 2015, Tridant announced its Academic Initiative with Institutes of Higher Learning to help drive data analytics across Asia Pacific using Alteryx, Inc. as a core component. The first initiative is with Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) in Singapore.
With the demand for analytical talent projected to outpace supply by 60 percent in the next few years, and a persistent shortage of analytic experts, new educational options are required to help address these needs. As one of the leading education institutions in Singapore, NYP provides analytic education to meet this growing demand. The collaboration with Tridant will give its students a further head-start in the hot field of analytics.
Alteryx Analytics is a next-generation, self-service data blending and advanced analytics platform that incorporates R, a leading predictive statistical programming language. Alteryx will be introduced to the curriculum at the School of IT, initially for programs in Finance, Healthcare, Social Media, Retail and Hospitality Analytics. The software was an easy fit, due to its ease of use, intuitive user interface and outstanding predictive and geospatial analytics capabilities.
"We are committed to develop our students to be enterprising and innovative. Students will benefit from an interactive, collaborative learning environment that blends theory with practical application, including sophisticated Alteryx tools accessible from their desktops," said Dennis Ang, Director for School of Information Technology at Nanyang Polytechnic, "With an intuitive workflow for analytics, Alteryx allows us to spend more time teaching our students to think like an analyst in a real-world context. Introducing Alteryx into our curriculum also allows our students to deep dive into specific skill areas while meeting the global demand for savvy and sophisticated data analysts."
"Employers are clamoring for entry-level analysts that can turn data into insights,” said Rana Banerji, Tridant Singapore general manager. “We expect to see other higher education institutions in the region follow in NYP’s footsteps and develop programs built around next-generation tools focused on line of business analysts like Alteryx.”