Speakers discuss ‘Future of Work and Computing and Analytics Education’ focus on new-age skills
Recent breakthroughs in technology have fostered a tech-savvy culture, introducing a unique set of challenges, opportunities and cross-disciplinary scopes in analytics and computing. This was observed by speakers at a session of the Virtual Corporate Meet 2.0, organised by NSHM Knowledge Campus, on August 28.
The session titled ‘Future of Work and Computing and Analytics Education’ focused on how new-age skills like analytics and computing are going to create more opportunities in the tech sector in the near future.
On the panel were Sudhan Ramesh, consultant for FutureSkills (Prime) at NASSCOM; Satish Kethineedi, CEO of Digital Campus Services Private Limited; and Arijit Aich, senior software engineer, TIPSTAT. The event was moderated by Suparna Dhar, associate professor and in-charge of NSHM School of Computing and Analytics.
At the beginning of the session, Krishnendu Sarkar, director of NSHM College of Management and Technology, explained how NSHM Knowledge Campus aimed for holistic development of its students.
"Without a doubt, the pandemic has affected jobs in the entire ecosystem. But it has also created new opportunities through which people and businesses can sustain themselves. The pandemic has accelerated some developments in the technology sector. Going digital is the new business mantra for every company," said Ramesh.
He also said the social aspect of resolving problems should be prioritised.
Highlighting the need to pick up new skills, Kethineedi said, "Only new skills, technologies and requirements can overcome the current situation. We're still not ready for full-fledged online training sessions."
"As a research and development company, we monitor how fast new recruits are embracing emerging technologies. We need a good and enthusiastic learner, who will also be research-oriented and adaptive to new trends in work culture, industry, market and academics," he added.
In his speech, Aich explained the importance of keeping the learning spirit alive in a fast-changing market. "Do not jump steps and concentrate on the details. New tools and technologies are being invested every day. Coders have to learn these technologies in keeping with client requirements," he said.
"If someone has already solved a problem, it doesn't mean that you should give up. Go ahead and find another solution. Maybe your solution will be better than the existing one. The main thing is to stay relevant," he added.
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