Next Banking Crisis: Analytic Skills Shortage?

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A  study by Avendus Capital published recently points out skill shortage in global analytics business.  According to this study, by 2018 the US will face a huge shortage of analytics professionals – a shortfall in the range of 140,000 to 190000 skilled professionals. The coming skill gap has serious consequences for

a)       companies where analytics plays a central role
b)      analytics service providers and
c)       analytics professionals
Banking and financial services are the biggest users of analytics followed by retail, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors in that order.

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