How a Harvard-based startup aims to overcome the big data skills gap in Boston

Students enrolled in a new training program based out of Harvard’s Innovation Lab will get the chance to work alongside industry experts from Amazon, Apple, Harvard, and MIT on real-world problems involving big data and analytics. The program, launched by big data consulting startup Experfy, aims to provide students with apprenticeships that will help them land jobs and close a skills gap many companies struggle to overcome. Sarabjot Kaur, co-CEO of Experfy, told Boston.com that many of Experfy’s clients say that job candidates possess adequate foundational skills but lack hands-on experience in big data and analytics projects. Advertisement “Big data is a recent phenomenon, so there’s a scarcity of talent,” Kaur said. That’s where Experfy’s training platform comes in. Offering courses in data science, market research, operation analytics, cloud computing and much more, Experfy’s instructors come from companies…


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