University Presidents join business leaders and policymakers to tackle critical skills shortage in Data Science & Analytics (DSA) and support regional competitiveness In Fourth Industrial Revolution
Da Nang, Vietnam, November 8, 2017—The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), a network of leading universities in the APEC region, today announced that it would partner with APEC’s Project DARE (Data science and Analytics Raising Employment) to bridge the looming skills gap in Data Science & Analytics (DSA).
“The lack of DSA skills currently sits on top of the skills shortage in the APEC region not just in terms of the size of the gap but also its essential role in driving artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems that are at the center of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the future of work and the future of global prosperity” said Clay Stobaugh, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of global research and learning company Wiley, a co-Chair of APEC Project DARE. Project DARE will benefit from the leadership of APRU and its members in addressing this skill gap, leveraging the APEC platform to bring universities together with industry.”
APRU Secretary General Dr. Chris Tremewan announced the Project DARE collaboration during the inaugural APEC University Leaders Forum, which took place immediately prior to today’s kick off of the 2017 APEC CEO Summit. Organized by APRU, this year’s Forum focused on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, convening leading academic, industry and government leaders to address sustainability and skills challenges facing the region. According to Dr. Tremewan, the Forum reflects the organization’s commitment to “building the infrastructure” necessary to link academia to the business and policy communities to jointly solve urgent challenges of our time.