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10th batch of ISB’s Certificate Programme in Business Analytics (CBA) graduates

"We need to skill ourselves to face future disruptions and data science is the most future looking skillset" says US Consul General Katherine B Hadda
June 22, 2019, Hyderabad: 82 data science professionals from the 10th batch of Certificate Programme in Business Analytics (CBA) graduated at the Indian School of Business here today. The CBA Programme offered by ISB’s Applied Statistics and Computing (ASC) Lab has a strong alumni network of 900+ analytics professionals and the current class of 82 participants will be added to the alumni network through the graduating class.
Speaking during the graduation ceremony, Ms Katherine B Hadda US Consul General in Hyderabad delivered the keynote address and said, “We need to skill ourselves to face future disruptions and data science is the most future looking skillset.” Referring to a World Economic Forum Survey, she said, “By 2022 around 85% of companies are 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.” Speaking about the partnership with ISB, she said “ISB has been a valued partner of the Consulate in its 10 year journey.”

Mr Sakaar Anand, Head of Human Resources, BNY Mellon Technology India in his address 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, onboarding, learning and now for a continuous employee engagement. Programmes like CBA help prepare talent in this field.”
Mr Vikram Devatha received the Gold Medal and Mr Sameer Saurabh received the Silver Medal for their academic excellence in the programme.
Professor Ramabhadran Thirumalai, Senior Associate Dean, Academic Programmes, ISB presided over the ceremony.  
ISB’s CBA is one of the most prestigious contemporary analytics programmes in the country that trains students on four important aspects of business analytics – Statistics, Programming, Machine Learning, and Business Applications. The programme is designed for business professionals to maximise learning, with minimum disruption to professional responsibilities. This hands-on, rigorous programme aims to strike a perfect balance between classroom and technology-aided learning.
ISB’s CBA is blessed with immense support from the industry who sponsor projects exposing the students to challenging business problems and helped mentor them in developing the analytics solutions. Organisations like NITI Aayog, Ernst and Young, General Mills India, KPMG, L&T Technology Services, Reliance Jio Infocomm, Rockwell Automation, Viacom18, among many other companies are actively engaged in the process.
About the Indian School of Business:
Indian School of Business (ISB) is a global business school offering world-class management education across its two campuses – Hyderabad and Mohali. The School has grown at a rapid pace over the past eighteen years since its inception and already has several notable accomplishments to its credit – it is the youngest school ever to consistently rank among the top Global MBA programmes, one among the select 100 global b-schools to have AACSB and EQUIS accreditation, one of the largest providers of Executive Education in Asia, and the most research-productive Indian management institution. A vibrant pool of research-oriented resident faculty, strong academic associations with leading global b-schools and the backing of an influential Board, have helped the ISB fast emerge as a premier global business school in the emerging markets. For details visit Click or tap if you trust this link.">