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Big Data & Analytics Summit 2017 aims to prepare enterprises for digital economy

By Lionell Go Macahilig - on 28 Nov 2017, 9:48am

Big Data & Analytics Summit 2017 aims to prepare enterprises for digital economy

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Enderun Colleges and Global Chamber Manila successfully staged their next event in the Digital Transformation Series titled the Big Data & Analytics Summit 2017. Embarking on the theme Big Data Made Simple, the event gathered experts and representatives from different industries at the SMX Convention Center in Taguig last November 15, 2017.

With the past decade seeing data-driven digital enterprises seize the lead in the list of the most valuable companies in the world, the Summit aims to educate companies about the value of learning how to use big data and analytics to stay competitive in their respective industries. The potentials of applying big data and analytics are seen not only among digital enterprises, but also among other fields such as healthcare, manufacturing, service industries, and agribusiness. In addition, the application of big data and analytics are not exclusive to large enterprises, but also extends to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Hence, the Summit also shared insights on how SMEs can make decisions from their data without unnecessary complexity. Experts from the Analytics Association of the Philippines (AAP) also presented a roadmap for building data science and analytics (DSA) maturity in organizations in the country  and a pathway for massive upskilling of Filipino workforce.

Known for its international hospitality management degree programs and short-term culinary courses, Enderun Colleges is also offering Enderun Extension as a continuing education program for working professionals. The school’s degree program in business administration will soon offer specialization in big data and analytics to prepare students for careers and opportunities that will emerge in line with the ongoing digital transformation in various fields.

The emergence of data science programs among educational institutions in the Philippines manifests the need to address the upcoming demands of a digitally-driven economy. Recently, Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) partnered with Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) to offer data science and innovation programs, along with media and arts technology. In addition, the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) launched the country’s first data science masters program, providing rigorous training not only in business analytics, but also in machine learning, deep learning, and artificial intelligence.