IQN helps customers tackle data scientist shortage with on-demand access to a fully vetted and trained pool of the brightest PhDs entering the workforce for accelerated time-to-fill rates and reduced costsDenver – October 17, 2016 – IQN, the leading, independent provider of contingent workforce management software, announced a partnership with The Data Incubator, a Cornell Tech-funded training and placement organization leading the charge on data science education. The alliance enables IQN customers to gain on-demand access to an exclusive talent pool of PhD data scientists who have been sourced, screened and trained for a career in big data. As the only Vendor Management System (VMS) provider formally aligned with The Data Incubator, IQN is providing its customers with the competitive advantage of first-access to a ready-for-work talent pool. With organizations of all sizes investing in enterprise-level advanced analytics, demand for data scientists is exceeding supply. International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts a need for 181,000 people with deep analytical skills in the U.S. by 2018, along with a requirement for five times that number of positions with data management and interpretation capabilities.1 Separately, research from The 2016 Data Science Report found that 83 percent of respondents said there weren’t enough data scientists to go around, up from 79 percent reported in 2015. 2 “IQN customers in every industry are increasingly realizing the significant value that data scientists can deliver by leveraging big data to achieve new levels of productivity, innovation and revenue growth,” says Kevin Poll, IQN’s Vice President, Strategic Alliances. “By welcoming The Data Incubator into our IQNConnect partner ecosystem, we are providing our customers with seamless access to a specialized talent source that will help accelerate their time-to-fill rates with the highest quality talent, trained on the industry’s latest data science techniques.” Michael Li, Founder and CEO, The Data Incubator, says, “In our commitment to train the world’s top PhD data scientists, and place them with full-time and contingent opportunities, our team has worked with hundreds of companies, including LinkedIn, Capital One, eBay, The New York Times, AIG and Pfizer. Our partnership with IQN enables us to extend our services to IQN customers who can save time and money procuring the best and the brightest minds available in data science today.”
Reduce Time-To-Fill for Difficult to Find TalentWhat distinguishes The Data Incubator from other online talent suppliers within the IQNConnect partner ecosystem is its Data Science Fellowship program. The Data Incubator selects less than two percent of the advanced-degree data scientists who apply to their eight-week program, which provides them with in-depth and hands-on training of the latest engineering, statistical and business skills. Since fellowship graduates have a three-month commitment to the organization for job placement, IQN customers can recruit from these freshly trained data scientists ahead of companies and staffing suppliers not aligned with The Data Incubator. IQN customers will enjoy a fast and easy process when ready to procure data scientists from The Data Incubator’s talent cloud. Once the customer is registered with the organization, the IQN VMS platform can seamlessly work with The Data Incubator to send job requisitions. The value for joint customers includes:
- Maximizes the power of big data within their organization by sourcing difficult-to-find talent with hands-on business experience, along with programming and machine learning capabilities.
- Creates competitive advantage by empowering Procurement, HR, Managed Services Providers (MSP) partners and other hiring managers with first-access to the right data scientists with the right skillsets, at the right price and in the right location.
- Drives speed to hire for shortened time-to-fill and reduced bill rates.