Data-Powered Upskilling

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Vinod Bakthavachalam, Senior Data Scientist, Coursera and Kyle Clark, Senior Product Marketer, Coursera

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Understanding which skills employees have now, which skills are critical for the future, and how to most efficiently close the gap are among the most daunting challenges for organizations. Hear from Coursera leaders as they discuss the recently published Global Skills Index Report and how they are using data from their more than 40 million learners to develop essential skills maps for the critical job functions that exist in every organization.

During this webcast you will learn how to:
• Identify crucial skill gaps in your organization.
• Determine which skills are critical for future business success.
• Efficiently close the gap and prepare your employees.


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Vinod  Bakthavachalam
Vinod Bakthavachalam

Senior Data Scientist, Coursera

Vinod Bakthavachalam is a senior data scientist working with the content strategy and enterprise teams. His work has recently focused on developing ways to measure the learning outcomes incurred when taking Coursera classes, especially in the context of company-sponsored training. Prior to Coursera, he worked in quantitative finance and received triple bachelor's degrees in economics, statistics, and molecular and cellular biology from University of California, Berkeley and a master's degree in statistics from Stanford University.

Kyle Clark
Kyle Clark

Senior Product Marketer, Coursera

Kyle Clark leads content curation for Coursera’s enterprise customers globally. He works with learning and development leaders and business executives to help employees develop high-demand skills using Coursera courses. Prior to Coursera, Clark managed a deep technology startup program at University of California, Berkeley. He previously co-led an education and workforce development initiative, Higher Expectations, in Wisconsin. He started his career as a management consultant in Accenture’s Strategy group. He received a master's of business administration from Berkeley Haas and a bachelor's in history and policy studies from Rice University.