Alteryx Takes on the Data Science and Analytics Talent Gap
LONDON, Oct. 15, 2018 — Alteryx, Inc. has announced ongoing collaborations with the Kubrick Group, Udacity and Alteryx for Good university participants to triple down on the talent gap that exists between data scientists and data workers in the line of business.
Industry continues to indicate that desired data skills are in short supply as a recent LinkedIn Workforce Report reported an estimated shortage of 151.7K data science professionals in the U.S. alone. Gartner predicts that, “by 2019, citizen data scientists will surpass data scientists in terms of the amount of advanced analysis they produce.”1 The Alteryx platform was purpose-built to bridge this gap, recognizing that any data worker in an organization has the capability to complement data scientists with sophisticated analytical tasks, if empowered with the right training, technology and tools. But, this initiative extends far beyond the company itself and is supported by unique programs designed in partnership with organizations such as the Kubrick Group, Udacity and leading universities.
Kubrick, a data consultancy, disrupting the traditional consulting model, creates outstanding data engineers, analysts, scientists and governance specialists. The company’s mission is to create the next generation of data specialists, leveraging the Alteryx platform in their custom data labs to equip top junior professionals with the latest skills. On completion of the in-house training program, graduates are matched with leading companies and organizations, empowered with deep Alteryx knowledge and advanced analytic skills.
“The next generation of data scientists and analysts are millennials and we believe this digital generation is the solution to the data engineering shortage and rising IT and data compliance challenges,” said Simon Walker, managing partner at Kubrick Group. “Alteryx is a critical component in our mission to grow data experts and when paired with our junior professionals’ strong STEM, problem-solving and communication skills, we can unlock both their individual potential and the business potential for the client they are placed with.”
Alteryx has also partnered with e-learning platform, Udacity, to create robust courses in data science and analytics, designed to empower motivated professionals to advance their data skills quickly on the Alteryx platform. Together, Alteryx and Udacity offer a nanodegree program in Predictive Analytics for Business, creating an alternative and complementary outlet for professional development to traditional higher education. The program has enrolled more than 7,300 students since its inception with more than 500 graduates in 2018 alone. Alteryx Academy also offers an expansive inventory of free, interactive lessons via the Alteryx Community, which provide both new and experienced Alteryx users with the training they need to advance their careers.
Finally, Alteryx supports higher education institutions, such as University of California, Irvine; University of Oregon, University of Colorado Boulder and Utica via the Alteryx for Good university program, which enables professors and instructors to incorporate data science and analytics into curriculum and classroom projects. With Alteryx, educators can craft lesson plans that engage students in predictive, statistical and spatial analytics, preparing them to solve real-world business issues and giving them a competitive edge post-graduation. Alteryx provides accredited institutions with a free Alteryx Designer license, access to skilled Alteryx for Good Co-Lab volunteers, and resources and templates to incorporate Alteryx into class curricula.
“There is a market imperative to provide the necessary tools, training and support to develop the next generation of data workers and in doing this, we need to prioritize developing human talent in tandem with advanced technology systems,” said Dean Stoecker, CEO of Alteryx. “Industry and academia have a joint responsibility to prepare the future workforce to scale with the ever-expanding data challenges that arise with the advancement of technologies, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence.”
Alteryx and the Kubrick Group joined Alteryx customers—UBS, Sainsbury’s and Copa Air—today at Inspire Europe 2018 in London to discuss the future of the data science and analytics workforce and how each organization is uniquely using Alteryx to address the talent gap.
1Gartner, How to Enable Self-Service Analytics and Business Intelligence: Lessons from Gartner Award Finalists, Carlie Idoine, Cindi Howson, October 5, 2017
About Alteryx, Inc.
Alteryx offers an end-to-end analytics platform that empowers data analysts and scientists alike to break data barriers, deliver insights, and experience the thrill of getting to the answer faster. Organizations all over the world rely on Alteryx daily to deliver actionable insights. For more information visit www.alteryx.com.
Source: Alteryx, Inc.