“Big data analytics is quickly transforming the way we live, work, play, mobilize and organize ourselves. We need our people to be equipped with capabilities to unleash the full potential of data, to glean new insights, and solve our urban challenges as we collectively build a Smart Nation together. It is encouraging that private corporations like Cloudera will help address the need by building relevant skillsets in this area.”
Cloudera, the global provider of data management and analytics platform built on Apache Hadoop and the latest open source technologies, today announced the BASE (Big Analytics Skills Enablement) initiative – an industry-led ecosystem that is designed to groom a future workforce of data professionals. Designed to strategically fill the skilled data professionals gap that the industry is currently facing, BASE pulls industry players and academic institutions together to equip more people with necessary skills in the areas of big data and analytics. The initiative also encompasses elements whereby trained data professionals will be matched to opportunities across sectors where their skills are required. Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs who is also the Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation Program Office in Singapore, said:
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