TIBCO, Singapore Management University team up for “real-world” learning

TIBCO Software is collaborating with the Singapore Management University (SMU) School of Information Systems to deepen students’ data analytics knowledge and prepare them with the right digital skill sets  for the digital economy.

Pursuant to a memorandum of understanding that they signed, TIBCO and SMU aim to provide students with hands-on opportunities to use selected TIBCO tools  to hone their analytics skills.

Both parties will conduct workshops, masterclasses, and seminars, as well as other practice-based training in technological skills, empowering students and professionals to further their education.

“We see TIBCO’s collaboration with SMU as crucial in addressing this digital skills gap,” said Erich Gerber, SVP for APJ and EMEA at TIBCO. “Augmenting students’ capabilities and skill sets with a combination of leading intelligent connected solutions will be a powerful contribution to the developing digital ecosystem of the nation.”

TIBCO and SMU see this collaboration as an opportunity to train up to 500 students on the Digital Business Solutioning track under the Bachelor of Science (Information Systems) degree programme.

With hands-on opportunities, students will deepen their knowledge of advanced data analytics using selected TIBCO capabilities, including data analytics, real-time analytics, data science, data virtualisation, and API management. The end-to-end TIBCO solutions will allow students to apply real-world solutions during their studies.

“With the rapid growth of the digital economy and the ongoing efforts to transform Singapore through technology, there is strong demand in the public and private sectors for graduates with sound knowledge and training in analytics,” said Pang Hwee Hwa, dean of the School of Information Systems at SMU. “Collaborations with industry and technology providers, such as TIBCO, and integrating academic learning with real-world practice are part of our overall efforts to nurture future-ready graduates.”

TIBCO is also developing relationships with other polytechnic institutes and universities across Asia, equipping students with relevant skill sets to cater to the growing demand for data analysts in the region.