Simplilearn Appoints Ronald van Loon to its Advisory Board

Simplilearn appointment03 January 2016, India:

One of the leading professional certification training companies- Simplilearn has announced that Big Data thought leader Ronald van Loon has joined as an Advisory Board Member for its Big Data training category.

Named by Onalytica as one of the top three most influential personalities of Big Data in 2016, Ronald will contribute his expertise towards the rapid growth of Simplilearn’s popular Big Data & Analytics category.

“We are excited to welcome Ronald to the Simplilearn Advisory Board”, said Kashyap Dalal, Chief Business Officer of Simplilearn. “Ronald has helped multiple organizations reap the benefits of successfully using Big Data to drive competitive advantage. He is amongst the top 10 thought leaders in the space and we look forward to his expertise and advise to make our big data and data science curriculum future ready.”

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“As the Big Data market grows rapidly, the need for skilled and competent data experts is higher than ever before. I feel proud and exhilarated for playing my part in fostering Big Data culture across the corporate landscape, and help inquisitive course attendees develop their skills and capabilities to secure better opportunities and fast-track their careers. In this way, we will be able to fill the gaps in demand for data experts and enable companies to streamline their processes for becoming data driven at a faster pace”, said Ronald van Loon.

Simplilearn partners with companies and individuals to address their unique learning needs and provide trainings that help working professionals achieve their career goals. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company has trained over 500,000 professionals since its inception in April 2010.

With the demand for Big Data professionals booming, a report by McKinsey stated that by 2018, the United States alone is likely to face a dearth of 140,000 to 190,000 professionals with in-depth analytical skillsets and 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use Big Data for effective business decisions.

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