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Closing the Job Skills Gap: One Class at a Time

Sebastian Thrun (Udacity)
Data Driven Business
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Today, we are facing a looming job skills gap in any area that uses Big Data. McKinsey estimates there will be a need for 1.5 million data-savy managers and analysts in the next 5 years with this number increasing exponentially around the world. Can digital education be the catalyst to start closing this gap?

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Sebastian Thrun

Co-Founder and CEO, Udacity

Sebastian Thrun is CEO of Udacity, founder of Google[x], and a part time research professor at Stanford. He works on moonshot businesses and technologies.

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Tùng Nguyễn
02/10/2014 2:39am PST

Recently, Flappy Birds made a big hit in Apps Store and Google Play. Its success was a phenomenon. The most surprising thing is its inventor, a part-time game developer in Vietnam! What do you want to tell students in Vietnam about this miracle ?