Krishanu Saha, a senior business intelligence professional, had no choice but to learn more about the application of data science. After 10 years in the information technology – or IT – industry, his career was plateauing.
“I realised the need for career growth,” said Saha. “I am still looking at two decades before I retire. To survive these two decades in the industry, I had to acquire more technical knowledge.”
Last December, he enrolled for a postgraduate diploma in data science from upGrad. Data Science is rapidly emerging as the most lucrative fields in the IT industry. It involves visualizing, collecting insights, and making decisions based on data.
New technological innovations are bringing unique challenges which can be addressed only with adequate skills and experience. Professionals are now joining the growing pool of providers who are adept in providing tailored services for specific or specialized tasks.
The digital era has revolutionised the way technology is perceived and applied in various fields. With the increasing use of tools such as artificial intelligence, data science, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, virtual reality and machine learning, there is a corresponding increase in demand for these skills in the job market. Plus, the demand comes from varied sectors.
Experts suggest that skills in relatively older technologies like JAVA, a programming language, and Systems Application and Product, or SAP, which is a data processing software, now offer limited or no growth at all. As the integration of new technologies has increased in many operations, wider avenues of growth are opening for people who have additional expertise in these technologies.
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