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SAP Labs teams up with IIMB to upskill managers on AI

SAP Labs teams up with IIMB to upskill managers on AI
22 Apr, 2022
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SAP Labs India has collaborated with IIM Bangalore (IIMB) to launch ‘AI for Managers programme’.  The initiative aims to upskill managers at SAP Labs with the knowledge of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its components such as Statistical Learning, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning, so that they can become competent decision makers. 

“With the AI for Managers programme, we are keen to expand this to our developer community, Product owners and Product managers in the near future to become an AI-first organisation,” Sindhu Gangadharan, MD at SAP Labs India said. 

The 16-month long certification programme starting from April 22, 2022. It comprises 11 online modular courses stacked together based on the order of their sequence in a learning curve.  

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According to the institute, each module is enriched with concepts, applications, and case studies to ensure participants learn and apply AI techniques and machine learning algorithms. 

For example, the programme will help managers understand foundations of data science on which the AI models are built. It will help them apply AI techniques to solve problems in various sectors such as aerospace, banking financial services and insurance (BFSI), e-commerce, manufacturing, retail, sports and services, and many more.

“Studies estimate that AI will result in increasing the global GDP by about 1.2% annually by 2030. The program ‘AI for Managers’ is designed to impart industry ready skills to the participants in the field of AI/ML and enhance computational thinking to solve business problems and facilitate effective decision making,” said Vasanthi Srinivasan, Chairperson, MOOCs and Digital Learning, IIM Bangalore. 

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Instructors of the programme come with decades of experience in teaching and consulting in the AI domain. Interested candidates applying for the programme will be subjected to a comprehensive admission procedure to ensure that the learners’ goals are oriented towards a challenging experience. To earn a programme completion certificate, participants are expected to score 60% and above in all the nine individual courses.