India, Jan 05, 2015: Entrepreneurship and Management Process International (EMPI Business School) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced the opening of IBM Social Business Lab and IBM Business Analytics Lab at the New Delhi campus of EMPI. This engagement will enable the development of education ecosystem and solutions, which will help in integrating analytics and social capabilities into business processes.
The way the world looks at opportunities today is changing. Latching onto the trend, business environment across the globe and India is evolving rampantly. This shift has pushed the demand of skilled IT professionals for deploying required skill sets and keeping the business on the move in an immensely competitive environment. The program by IBM will prepare management students to embrace the growing social business opportunity as the worldwide market for social platforms is expected to reach $1.86 billion by the end of 2014.*
“The last decade witnessed the evolution of businesses through social platforms,” said Anmol Nautiyal, Director, IBM Social business & IBM Smarter Workforce, “India has always been a sought after market for highly skilled employees. The set-up of the Social Business Lab is our step towards equipping our future professionals for an emerging function that is bound to take every sector by storm. We are all set to create a ready smarter workforce only to benefit the industry and meet the gap between market demand and supply.”
Empowering future generation by developing a Social Ecosystem
IBM will help design the course content based on IBM software technologies as well as business insights and practical management skills from IBM Career Education Program. In addition to IBM professionals, this will draw on a large pool of experts from the industry and the higher education sector rather than relying on the knowledge of a small number of teachers.
Through this agreement, the course will be provided to help prepare the next-generation workforce with the skills and expertise needed to embrace big data as the next frontier for innovation for the coming decades. While many leading enterprises have already realized the value of social for driving innovation and increasing competitiveness, there are not enough skilled professionals to deploy and maintain the infrastructure based on this new technology.
Delivering value by bridging the gap between technology and business
As part of the collaboration, EMPI Business School, in association with IBM, will launch certificate programs for their management students. The curriculum of the programs is being developed jointly with EMPI faculty, which will bring their knowledge of Marketing Management, Business Analytics, Digital media, while IBM will provide tools and technologies such as IBM Cognos, IBM Connections, Content Manager, Analytics and education services. IBM will train faculty members of EMPI on various IBM software and the courses will be run on the campus at EMPI.
Commenting on the alliance Mr. Pankaj Saran, Vice-President (Strategic Initiatives), EMPI said, “From developers to business managers, social business and analytical skills are essential for future growth. Today’s students – the entrepreneurs and leaders of the 21st century – must turn their personal understanding of social media into business ready expertise. To help ensure the future workforce is prepared for this new era of business, we have collaborated with IBM for this program and are upbeat about its practical implications in the longer run.”
About IBM’s Education Program
IBM’s Career Education program, a holistic, comprehensive initiative with customized offerings for business and engineering schools, students and faculty members, aims to achieve the right results and benefits by collaborating at various levels, be it curriculum support, software foundation skills, capability building or experiential learning through Live challenges. The program focuses on the major areas of business transformation where software plays a critical role. Under this program, IBM has collaborated with more than 30 universities in India and has touched the lives of more than 12,000 students and faculties. The Program brings together the latest software content, real-world industry experiences, hands on lab course, best practices and case studies all into a single unique education program.
About EMPI Business School Group
EMPI B-School, a globally networked leading Group of Specialty Management Institutions founded in 1994 at New Delhi, has built a distinct model of excellence, blending three features: Indian heritage, latest process and technologies, and global networking.
EMPI has been consistently listed in 25 top ranked Management Institutions in India by leading National and International magazines including Dun & Bradstreet, Business World, The Week, Business India, Dalal Street and Dainik Bhaskar.
EMPI has done a number of major national level initiatives including WTI (We think for India), a participative public policy forum that shaped India’s manufacturing policy and Indian Quality Management Practices Survey. In recent years, EMPI has become known nationally and internationally for its pioneering work on Innovation. President APJ Abdul Kalam supported the concept and launched EMPI’s Innovation Mission with Indian Innovation Awards as a mainstay. Over the last 10 years the Awards has drawn close to 2500 organizations emerging as an extremely prestigious platform. The Boston Consulting Group, Indian Express, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and Businessworld have been associated in these endeavors.
Working towards its philosophy of Innovating futuristic concepts have made EMPI the promoter of path breaking initiatives like, Innovation Cities – EMPI structured consortia with leading global financial institutions and the Governments of Gujarat & Korea to develop India’s first Knowledge & high technology clusters in Gujarat and near Bangalore; and the ReserWater Innovation Foundation, a platform for Water from policy to technology, capacity building to Project action.
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