Dell EMC has hosted its first IoT and digital transformation bootcamp at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) in Al Ain, UAE.
This two-day bootcamp focused on internet of things (IoT) implementations and various aspects of digital transformation and applications architecture, aimed at developing skills needed for future data scientists. Themed ‘Where IoT, Big Data and Cloud Native Applications Meet’, the bootcamp was chaired by Dr. Leila Ismail, associate professor at the College of Information Technology, UAEU.
A total of 20 students from the College of IT at the UAEU benefited from a curated curriculum offering a deeper dive into the IoT and building connected cars to exploring 3rd platform technologies. The workshop aimed at enabling the students understand how advanced technologies work in a real-life end-to-end solution through hands-on labs and discussions.
Prof. Khaled Shuaib, acting dean of the College of IT said the initiative strengthens the students’ skills related to Industry 4.0, providing them with the opportunity to expand on what they have learned in their course work. “This initiative comes as part of the College of IT 2018-2021 strategic plan to serve the wider vision of the UAEU in graduating students capable of leading the way toward a knowledge based economy”, Prof. Shuaib added.
Structured education initiatives and certifications like the digital transformation bootcamp, enables students to link academic knowledge to industrial implementation of evolving technologies such as IoT, Big Data Analytics and Cloud Computing. Following this bootcamp, Dell EMC will offer 2-months mentoring sessions for the selected trainees for continuous skills development.
Mohammed Amin, senior vice president, Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Dell EMC said, “Technology plays a growing role in preparing students for career readiness in a rapidly changing world. The careers of tomorrow in advancing areas like IoT, cloud computing and data science, require that we invest in developing the youth with the skills needed to fill these roles. That means, working with our industry and academia to offer our youth significant level of insights in practical application of technology.”