Thakral One will establish and conduct the SAS Academy for Data Science Vietnam. The academy will provide SAS training and certification in Data Science, enabling Vietnamese resources with a globally recognized accreditation.   

Global analytics leader SAS and regional conglomerate Thakral One, are collaborating to offer a world class comprehensive training program and certification to develop analytics talent across all industries in Vietnam.

In an official signing ceremony on 17 November 2016, Thakral One became the first and only SAS Academy for Data Science in Vietnam. Thakral One with its local and regional certified SAS personnel, will be leading the relevant SAS analytics courses onsite in Vietnam.  

Representative from SAS – Mr. Eric Kong – Sales Director Asia Emerging Country, and Mr. Bikram Singh, CEO of Thakral One in a signing ceremony on 17th November 2016

Thakral One can also provide assessment of training needs and skills gaps, as well as mentoring and coaching on the appropriate SAS training paths for individuals and corporates. 

The SAS Academy for Data Science Vietnam offers SAS® standard and customized training for Statistical Analytics, Data Visualization, Business Intelligence, Data Management, and Big Data Analytics in Vietnam. It aims to help organizations in developing their analytics resources, as well as assist individuals in their professional development as world class data scientists. As an academic centre, Thakral One will deploy the latest SAS technologies, and offer quality training programs, conducted by SAS-certified trainers and Vietnamese speaking assistance, with state-of-the-art facilities.   The development of local Vietnamese accredited trainers forms an integral part of the future roadmap.

“There is a lack of skilled analytics resources in the industry today, globally as well as in Vietnam. SAS is addressing this across the globe through our training academies and working with universities. We are committed to making an impact in the markets we serve with our software solutions, and through education. The SAS Academy for Data Science Vietnam brings to the Vietnam market world-class analytics training and certifications.” says Mr. Eric Kong, Sales Director, Asia Emerging Countries at SAS.

A recent large scale survey conducted by Money and PayScale, that analyzed 54 million employee profiles, across 350 industries confirmed that the #1 valued analytics career skill is a SAS certification with an average pay boost of 6.1 percent.

The first public training course in Vietnam is scheduled to start in early 2017, addressing the need of the Banking industry to develop a Credit Scorecard in compliance with the BASEL requirements. This training session will focus on helping Financial Institutions address the urgent need to build a Credit Risk Scoring system, as required by the State Bank of Vietnam.

The Vietnam management and professional consultant from SAS and Thakral One

“We are very proud to work with SAS to establish the SAS Academy for Data Science in Vietnam, the first of many. The opportunity to bring together Education and Technology with the support of so many crucial players to address a skills gap that will add value to their markets is proof of the SAS commitment. We are looking forward to working with organizations and individuals in building more world class skills in Vietnam.” says Mr. Bikram Singh Thakral CEO of Thakral One.

About SAS® Certification

The SAS Global Certification program was launched in 1999 to validate the skills and knowledge of SAS users and partners. Participants can currently earn credentials in SAS Programming, Predictive Modeling, Administration, Data Management, Business Intelligence, Big Data, Advanced Analytics and Data Science. Since the program's inception, the number of SAS certifications awarded each year has seen double-digit growth. To date, nearly 90,000 SAS credentials have been awarded to individuals in 77 countries.

About Thakral One

Incorporated in 1997 with headquarters in Singapore, Thakral One aims to bridge the gap between business and information technology in emerging markets by ensuring that its offerings are customized and the applications are well adapted to the needs and realities of these markets. Thakral One currently have about 800 people in 12+ countries supporting clients and business partners.

The organization provides robust IT infrastructure solutions and services, implements carefully selected enterprise applications and offers reliable long-term managed support to its clients.