We are proud to announce that Stream Financial has agreed a sponsorship deal with Pivigo Academy, the organisers of the Science to Data Science (S2DS) Summer School in the UK. S2DS is a project aiming to recruit 100 of Europe's brightest PhD students and turn them into data scientists during a 5 week intensive course.
S2DS is the brainchild of Kim Nilsson, a Swedish astrophysicist who has experienced first hand the difficulties many highly qualified academics encounter once they set out to find a job in the commercial sector. She is also highly aware of the huge demand for data scientists by businesses in the UK and wordwide, particularly in the financial services sector. Data science has often been called the 'sexiest profession' of the future and the aim of S2DS is to build a pipeline of talent in data & analytics in order to plug the huge talent gap which currently exists and is being sought after by many of the largest financial services organisations.
At Stream Financial we find solutions to difficult infrastructure problems in large organisations using agile, industrial-scale technology enablers. These technology enablers are used to deliver integrated information for decision-making from the vast amount of data spread across these organisations in a way that leverages data as an organisational asset. Data scientists who understand the way data in the modern world will transform business, and have the technical and programming skills to make this happen, are exactly the type of people we at Stream Financial want to work with. We believe S2DS is precisely the type of model that allows technically capable people to get real-world hands-on experience in creating the next wave of data driven organisations.