Deloitte opens School of Analytics

The Deloitte School of Analytics aims to help address SA’s gaping data scientist shortage by providing skills training. While the business development possibilities big data analytics brings are obvious, managing increasingly enormous volumes of data is a massive challenge, said Kevin Black, partner at Deloitte, at the introduction of the Deloitte School of Analytics (DSA) in Johannesburg yesterday. The DSA aims to help address SA’s data science skills shortage by training aspiring data scientists straight out of university and offering data skills training programmes to existing professionals. “The last four or five years have been very exciting, because the things we have known for many years have suddenly become mainstream,” said Werner Swanepoel, risk advisory Africa leader for data analytics at Deloitte, referring to a sudden growth in public appreciationā€¦


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