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Tridant partners Nanyang Polytechnic to provide analytic education to its students

Zafirah Salim | July 29, 2015
Under this partnership, NYP will equip its students with Alteryx to fill the talent gap in the field of analytics.

Tridant Pte Ltd, a data analytics and performance management solution company, has partnered with Institutes of Higher Learning to help drive data analytics across Asia Pacific using Alteryx Inc as a core component.

Alteryx is a self-service data blending and advanced analytics platform that incorporates R, a predictive statistical programming language.

The first initiative under this partnership involves providing analytic education to Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) students in Singapore to give them a further head-start in the analytics field. Alteryx will be introduced to the curriculum at the School of IT, initially for programmes in Finance, Healthcare, Social Media, Retail and Hospitality Analytics.

According to Tridant, 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, such new educational options are critical in helping to meet this growing demand.

"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," he added.

Rana Banerji, General Manager of Tridant Singapore, is confident that other higher education institutions in the region will follow NYP's footsteps and develop programs built around next-generation tools focused on line of business analysts like Alteryx.


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