National Action Plans to support initiatives to increase the number of Data Science professional are being supported by EDISON. This initiative arose from discussions in The Netherlands which culminated in a meeting at the Amsterdam Science Park.
National initiaitves to address the significant and growing need for Data Science professionals form a perfect opportunity for EDISON to offer support. The lessons that have been learnt from analysing teaching and learning needs across Europe and beyond, coupled eith the needs identified from employers are inherently similar across most countries. An opportunity arose as a result of interest in the Netherlands and this was followed up as a potentil role model for other countries to emulate. EDISON is keen and ready to support such initiatives, please get in touch.
On the 28 June 2016 as part of a two-track all day event at the Amsterdam Science Park called "Be Prepared for Big Data in the Cloud" EDISON ran an afternoon session focused on the idea of initiating national action plans for accelerating and coordinating activity in the area of Data Science professional trainign and education taking advantage of the EDISON Data Science Framework.
Summary of the event: