Harvard-incubated Big Data and IoT consulting marketplace Experfy, which is home to 25,000 data experts, has announced the launch of a training platform to bridge the widening skills gap in the Big Data and the Internet of Things space. Experfy is also developing courses on cloud, security, and emerging technologies such as blockchain and augmented reality. Courses such as Visualizing Medicare Part B Data, Supply Chain Optimization, Smart Cities, and Sports Injury Analytics, Cross-selling and Upselling of Products and Services provide a focus on industry use-cases based on real projects on Experfy’s Consulting Marketplace.
Sarabjot Kaur, Co-CEO of Experfy, noted: “The mapping of courses to real projects enables Experfy to stand out among plethora of training sites and MOOCs, where courses are less practical and typically taught by ‘trainers’ and ‘teaching assistants’ rather than industry practitioners. Furthermore, our pairing of students with data scientists and data engineers working on existing projects in our consulting marketplace to form an apprenticeship ushers a new educational model that is sorely needed by the industry,”