There are a lot of people looking for work in financial technology, but it’s not always easy to match them to the right job for their skills. Discover is trying to address this through a new training program.
“Everyone’s dream is to get people with ten years of data management experience, but that supply isn’t out there,” said Simon Kho, director of emerging talent programs at Discover. “So let’s not wait for three years, let’s get the best and brightest now and invest in that talent.”
Discover recently opened its Advanced Analytics Resource Center in Chicago. The center, called AARC@606, is focused on analytics and data science, among other areas of financial technology related to payment cards. The program is designed to match people with technology experience or skills to specific initiatives at Discover, including projects that have not yet started.
“People have usually thought of staffing models to fill existing needs, but what we’re trying to do is plan and anticipate what those future needs are,” Kho said.
The center in Chicago is based on technology development…