TIBCO Software, an API management, and data analytics, yesterday announced a joint project with Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) of Singapore aimed at teaching students how to use connected intelligence insights for better business decisions.
Called The NYP-TIBCO Centre of Innovation for Connected Intelligence, it is envisioned to be a centre and a lab located on campus.
“It is crucial that we influence young people’s relevant skills by exposing them to leading connected intelligence solutions, such as TIBCO Spotfire. We believe that this programme could be ground -breaking in terms of the potential economic impact,” said Erich Gerber, senior vice president, EMEA and APJ, TIBCO.
He said the collaboration with the university “will deliver the data analytics skills needed in the region and provide early awareness of data, so the next generation of workers are industry-ready upon graduation”.
Addressing the talent gap in data analytics
The Centre of Innovation for Connected Intelligence will enhance the development of students’ data analytic capabilities to address critical manpower shortages in this area.
Students will study TIBCO solutions, including TIBCO Spotfire, TIBCO Cloud Mashery, and TIBCO Streaming, to ensure that they are equipped with the competencies and skillsets required to meet industry needs in application and solution innovation.
In addition, the lab will focus on IoT technologies to show students real-life scenarios in which industries leverage data in real time to make informed decisions that drive business impacts.
“With the impending global rollout of 5G networks, connected intelligence will play an even bigger role in business transformation. The NYP - TIBCO Centre of Innovation for Connected Intelligence will help our students and industry players deepen their skills through research and industry projects,” said Daniel Wee, director, School of IT, NYP.
Eying other join endeavours
“We will also support companies who are keen to deliver cutting-edge solutions in this area. Close partnerships between institutes of higher learning and the industry are essential to address the training needs of the workforce,” Wee said.
Moreover, TIBCO and NYP will collaborate on research and development on new areas of connected intelligence, including emerging communications technology and solution domains. Learn more about TIBCO’s industry and higher education partnerships.