Eskwelabs is excited to announce that we have joined the Analytics Association of the Philippines (AAP) as a member. The industry association has one major goal which aligns with Eskwelabs’ mission: to foster the development of data analytics in the country by taking advantage of local and international resources.
The great potential of data analytics in the Philippines has inspired the founders of AAP to establish this association. Its membership is composed of individuals from top companies, the academe, and government. Many of these people are important stakeholders in the country’s data analytics ecosystem. They help foster the growth of data analytics in the Philippines through activities like helping the government craft sustainable policies, maintaining alignment with international best practices, and providing networking opportunities.
Given that Eskwelabs offers internationally-acclaimed and live online training for data science and data analytics, joining the AAP helps the edtech startup maintain its level of educational excellence. Being part of the AAP ultimately leads to better outcomes for Eskwelabs’ learning community, corporate partners, and other stakeholders. Through AAP’s access to the latest trends and developments in the data analytics ecosystem, Eskwelabs can ensure that its data upskilling courses remain relevant and at par with both local and global standards.
Computer-generated data has come a long way since the invention of the first personal computer spreadsheets in the 1970s. Around a couple of decades later, the more sophisticated hardware and software of the 1990s have enabled developed countries to analyze huge chunks of data in more precise and faster ways. It was during this decade that data analytics as we know it was born, helping businesses and other organizations make better decisions through the interpretation of millions of units of data.
Since then, the use of computers to analyze data has been increasingly dominant in many tech-driven economies. Data analytics in the Philippines, however, is still in its early stages. Despite this fact, it cannot be denied that the Southeast Asian country is starting to catch up. According to a 2020 survey of Philippine businesses conducted by PwC, three out of five companies have already begun or are planning to start adopting data analytics methods and tools in their day-to-day operations.
The projected growth of the data analytics profession in the Philippines coincides with Eskwelabs’ decision to join the AAP. As a member of this association, Eskwelabs can effectively maintain its high standards of education while contributing its knowledge and best practices to AAP. I, in turn, this ensures that Eskwelabs will actively continue to contribute to the growth of data analytics in the Philippines.
Eskwelabs is an online data upskilling school in the Philippines with the mission of driving social mobility in the future of work through data skills education. Founded in Singapore in 2019, Eskwelabs was launched out of the Antler incubator, with investments from Zalora Co-founder Magnus Grimeland. Eskwelabs is awarded by the Asian Development Bank as a winning solution for the “Digital Skills for Today's Workforce” challenge. Eskwelabs is made up of a small team of dreamers and doers passionate about democratizing and redesigning data skills education.
The Analytics Association of the Philippines (AAP) is the enabling organization formed to take the lead in driving the growth and evolution of Analytics and other Analytics-enabled fields and technologies in the Philippines. It takes pride in having the most distinguished and active players in the Analytics field working to elevate the country in its application of Analytics best practices at pace with the 4th Industrial Revolution . . . and for the good of society.