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DataRobot Announces 10x: The Applied Data Science Academy to Expand Education and Access to Jobs in Rapidly Growing Data Science Field

June 16, 2020

Applications for the program are open for individuals interested in hands-on data science training and professional certification

BOSTON, June 16, 2020—DataRobot, the leader in enterprise AI, today unveiled 10x: The Applied Data Science Academy, a new training program that will provide business analysts, data analysts, and citizen data scientists with the relentlessly practical education necessary to solve complex problems and generate significant business value using AI. The 10x Academy will include rigorous courses created, curated, and taught by DataRobot’s team of elite data scientists and thought leaders.

The 10x Academy will culminate in a standardized applied data science professional certification that participants can leverage to advance their career trajectories and ready themselves for jobs in the rapidly growing data science field. Details were announced as part of DataRobot’s AI Experience Worldwide, a virtual, two-day event aimed at helping organizations effectively apply AI to enhance agility, improve customer service and retention, foster innovation, and bolster overall business performance.

DataRobot was founded to address the tremendous shortage of data scientists brought on by a massive demand for machine learning and AI projects. To do this, DataRobot uses automation to improve productivity of data scientists while democratizing access to AI for non-data scientists. In addition to providing its enterprise AI platform and ROI enablement services, the company has focused on increasing access to the experience, education, and skills required to succeed in this growing field. As organizations increasingly turn to digital tools such as AI and automation, employees will be required to further develop their skill sets to effectively work alongside this technology.

Recognizing workers’ desire to upskill and organizations’ need for employees who can leverage modern AI tools to create business value, DataRobot created The 10x Academy. The program teaches students data science and analytics skills—such as problem framing, exploring data, feature engineering, deploying models, and common edge cases—that they can use to help solve critical business challenges and drive innovation. With 40 hours of hands-on, self-paced training, 20 hours of practical labs, and 40 hours dedicated to a capstone project, the 10x Academy will transform participants into industry-recognized, certified data science experts. Participants will also receive a trial version of DataRobot’s end-to-end enterprise AI platform, access to the DataRobot community, mentoring on data science best practices, and access to job placement resources.

“DataRobot has always been committed to providing the automation tools and relentlessly practical education required to improve the productivity of data scientists and democratize access to AI for non-data scientists,” said Dan Wright, President and COO, DataRobot. “Our new 10x Academy is the next major step in that commitment, as we’re offering specific, hands-on training and the industry’s first standardized applied data science certification to enable individuals to confidently tackle real-world business problems using data science and machine learning and, ultimately, 10x their careers. With unemployment at an all-time high, we’re excited to help provide an accessible, accelerated path to a career in a rapidly growing field.”

In addition to The 10x Academy, DataRobot also offers other formal training programs, such as DataRobot University. DataRobot University provides catered courses for data analysts, data scientists, and university faculty to enable employees to more effectively leverage the platform and empower educators to train students on machine learning and AI. The company also partners with higher education institutions—such as Harvard Business School—via its Academic Support Program to provide students with DataRobot licenses so they can develop critical machine learning skills and hands-on experience.

About DataRobot

DataRobot is the leader in enterprise AI, delivering trusted AI technology and enablement services to global enterprises competing in today’s Intelligence Revolution. DataRobot’s enterprise AI platform democratizes data science with end-to-end automation for building, deploying, and managing machine learning models. This platform maximizes business value by delivering AI at scale and continuously optimizing performance over time. The company’s proven combination of cutting-edge software and world-class AI implementation, training, and support services, empowers any organization—regardless of size, industry, or resources—to drive better business outcomes with AI.

With a singular focus on AI since its inception, DataRobot has a proven track record of delivering AI with ROI. DataRobot has offices across the globe and $431 million in funding from top-tier firms, including New Enterprise Associates, Sapphire Ventures, Meritech, and DFJ Growth. For more information, visit https://www.datarobot.com, and join the conversation on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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