SAS accelerates development of analytics and data science talent with new academic program

CARY, N.C., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The demand for people with analytics and data science skills continues to outpace supply – and SAS® skills are among the most prized. Major companies in banking, insurance, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and government agencies around the world use SAS to optimize operations with AI, machine learning, cloud and IoT. The new SAS Academic Specialization gives higher education institutions more options for generating the SAS talent employers are seeking.

Last year, nearly 220,000 job postings listed SAS as a desired skill, according to Emsi, an aggregator of labor market data. To help its students seize these opportunities, the University of South Florida (USF) worked with SAS to launch a Tier 3 SAS Academic Specialization in Healthcare Analytics. The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust the importance

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Warren Barkley, CTO, Clearwater Analytics, India



a man wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Warren Barkley, CTO, Clearwater Analytics


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Warren Barkley, CTO, Clearwater Analytics

Clearwater is a fast-growing SaaS company providing investment data aggregation, reconciliation, accounting, and reporting cloud service solution. The company opened its Delhi-NCR development and operations centre in 2019. In just one year of business operations, it has hired aggressively to enhance R&D, product development, and operations capability and capacity. According to Warren Barkley, CTO, Clearwater Analytics, India has a large talent pool with relevant financial domain knowledge and technical skills for building and operating the company’s SaaS platform. “Our teams in Noida consist of experienced and highly motivated individuals. These teams are integral to our core platform development and operations,” he tells Sudhir Chowdhary. Excerpts:

What has been the impact of Covid-19 on the industry?

Covid-19 has created an unprecedented scenario. OECD predicts global economic growth will decline by 6- 7.6% and, the IMF believes worldwide real GDP will

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