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Data professionals groomed in Singapore

Anuradha Shukla | April 19, 2016
Initiative led through BASE initiative by Cloudera.

Cloudera is grooming a future workforce of data professionals through its BASE (Big Analytics Skills Enablement) initiative.

BASE is designed to address the acute shortage of skilled data professionals currently prevalent in the industry.

This initiative brings industry players and academic institutions together to enable more people to possess the required skills in the big data and analytics verticals.

BASE also ensures that trained data professionals will be matched to opportunities across sectors where their skills are required.

"Big data analytics is quickly transforming the way we live, work, play, mobilise and organise ourselves. We need our people to be equipped with capabilities to unleash the full potential of data, to glean new insights, and solve our urban challenges as we collectively build a Smart Nation together," said Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs who is also the Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation Programme Office in Singapore. "It is encouraging that private corporations like Cloudera will help address the need by building relevant skillsets in this area."

Collaborative ecosystem

Businesses in Singapore are committed to playing a role in BASE collaborative ecosystem.

Dell, Intel, Red Hat and few other big names have joined the BASE initiative along with few academic institutions such as the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Institute of Technical Education (ITE).

Itel International is supporting Cloudera to match data professionals who have completed their training to the right job vacancies.

BASE complements the Cloudera Academic Partnership (CAP) program, where the company partners with global accredited, non-profit institutions to help develop the next generation of data professionals.

"At Cloudera, we see a clear shortage of skilled data professionals across industries. We see an opportunity for us to play a catalyst role to bring various bodies into a collaborative effort, much like the open source community did when we were creating Hadoop," said Cloudera's Chief Architect and the co-creator of Apache Hadoop, Doug Cutting. "This collaborative innovation will help us bring new data-enabled talent into the market through skilled professionals who can leverage the tools and actualise data for business and the community."


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