Discover the State of Skills Around the World

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Vinod Bakthavachalam, Senior Data Scientist, Coursera and Kyle Clark, Senior Skills Transformation Consultant, Coursera

In a changing world of work, institutional investment in skills development is mandatory. Drawing from rich performance data from Coursera learners around the world, the Global Skills Index (GSI) ranks 60 countries and 10 industries across business, technology, and data science and introduces 64 roles that command tomorrow’s critical skills. The GSI identifies where, how, and why key skills are developing around the world so institutions can better prepare their workforces for the future.

In this webcast, you will:

  • Understand the global skills landscape with the world’s most comprehensive job skills data.
  • Get a clearer picture of your local skill profiles with benchmarking by country and industry.
  • Drive intelligent skills planning and talent development decisions with a unique perspective about talent pools for critical skills.   


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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 where his work has recently focused on forecasting skills trends using signals from the Coursera platform. Prior to working at Coursera, he worked in quantitative finance and earned a triple major in economics, statistics, and molecular and cellular biology from University of California, Berkeley. His work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, the New York Times, and by the World Economic Forum.

Kyle Clark
Kyle Clark

Senior Skills Transformation Consultant, Coursera

Kyle Clark leads Coursera’s global skills transformation team. He works with businesses and governments on skill development, particularly in the context of digital transformation. Prior to working at 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 earned a master of business administration degree from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley and his bachelor’s degree in history and policy studies from Rice University.


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