The number of new data analytics jobs advertised per month has increased by almost 76 per cent from April 2017 to April 2018, according to Katherine B Hadda, US Consul General in Hyderabad.

Addressing the graduation ceremony of the 10th batch of students of the Certificate Programme in Business Analytics (CBA) on Saturday, she said the country needed to skill its human resource to face disruptions and data science was the most future-looking skillset.

“By 2022 around 85 per cent of companies are likely to adopt data analytics to run their businesses. India has the most number of data analytics jobs after the USA,” she said, referring to a World Economic Forum Survey. As many as 82 data science professionals of CBA graduated at the Indian School of Business (ISB).

Offered by ISB’s Applied Statistics and Computing (ASC) Lab, the course has an alumni network of over 900 analytics professionals.

Sakaar Anand, Head of Human Resources of BNY Mellon Technology India said, “Human resources is increasingly using data analytics and machine learning to help business leaders make informed decisions on talent. These emerging technologies are being used right from talent attraction to hiring, on-boarding, learning and now for continuous employee engagement.” .

The CBA programme focuses on statistics, programming, Machine Learning, and business applications.