The Analytics Academy selected as ICT training provider of the year

2 November 2016

The Analytics Academy, a joint initiative of the UvA’s Amsterdam Business School, Amsterdam Data Science, and Ortec has won the Computable Award in the category ‘ICT-training provider of the year’.

The Analytics Academy offers a wide range of education and training in the field of big data, business analytics and data science for directors, managers, project managers and hands-on specialists. The Computable Awards jury praises the Academy primarily for the close collaboration between science and practice. Furthermore, the Academy has relatively extensive experience in data science education for professionals: the MBA Big Data & Business Analytics was the first of its kind in Europe.

Computable Award 2016

Marc Salomon accepting the Award

Marc Salomon, Dean of the Amsterdam Business School: ‘The demand for Data Science has has grown explosively over the past few years.  In this rapidly developing domain businesses are looking for training and education that is state-of-the-art and at the same time practical. In a manner of speaking, it should be possible to apply the knowledge and skills obtained in practice the very next day. That’s what makes the collaboration between Amsterdam Business School, Amsterdam Data Science and Ortec unique: cutting-edge scientific insights are combined with up-to-date knowledge on what does and doesn’t work in practice. It’s wonderful that the Computable Award recognises and encourages this initiative.’

ICT project of the year in education

The Watson Innovation Course, a collaboration between UvA and VU faculties of science and IBM, also won an Award for ICT project of the year in education. This course offers students the unique opportunity to learn about cognitive computing (IBM Watson) and the implications of similar artificial intelligence systems. The Computable Awards jury particularly highlighted the added value of this project.

Published by  Economics and Business