The initiative consists in having different expert profiles of Big Data from Synergic Partners, guide the students of the New York University during the three months that the execution of their projects lasts and until the day of the defense of the project. The great advantage of this collaboration is the link that both institutions have forged so that an academic project becomes a project of real application in the business world.
In the initial phase, Synergic Partners proposes the use cases to be solved by the students, with a real business problem. To face the challenge, students have real code, in addition to the professional experience of their tutors in the development of Big Data projects, from different areas and sectors.
The groups of students have to prove their technical and analytical capacity to solve challenges that arise any day at a companies or institution, applying different tools and programming languages to collect, manage and analyze large volumes of data.
Santiago González, Director of Innovation at Synergic Partners and head of the group of tutors, highlights the strong binomial that students have between technical knowledge and their great capacity to understand the problem from a business point of view.
“The great business vision from which they develop and approach their technical projects, which creates new business opportunities through the Data Science field, makes students have a promising future.” Santiago González
Academic projects brought to the reality of a company
Development of analytical talent
The continuous support that this program is receiving from Columbia University and Synergic Partners´ team is due to the great degree of acceptance shown by the students, edition after edition, who see a real value in the tangibility of the projects. Reason why we are working on the challenges to be raised in 2018´s edition.