Dr. Shilpi Jain, Professor (IT Area), FORE School of Management, said, “There needs to be more awareness and transparency on the opportunities that Cloud provides. Most of the students interested in Cloud & Cyber Security are from an engineering background. Students do not consider Cloud as a non-IT field and something that can be integrated into the management-related domains such as marketing, strategy, HR, and operations.”
Vishal Awal, Chairman, CII Cloud Summit & VP & Managing Director, Telecom IBM India & South Asia, Karan Kirpalani, Cloud Head – India NTT Ltd, Romal Shetty, President, Consulting Deloitte India, Prof. Shilpi Jain, Professor (IT Area), FORE School of Management, New Delhi among others were the key speakers at the Cloud Summit held at hotel Taj Mahal in New Delhi. Debashish Chatterjee, Partner at Deloitte India, moderated the session
The discussion focused on the need for institutions to develop and improve the curriculum in a way to make students aware of the broader scope of the Cloud as a domain/field of work. The panel insisted that management students must be given guidance to make a career in the cloud industry by making Cloud education more non-IT and realistic-centric.
There is a vast requirement and opportunity for nurturing cloud-based entrepreneurs by providing a mix of technology and management skill sets.
A comprehensive curriculum should include internship programs, virtual internships, talent management, and upscaling of the existing resources with the latest technological transformations such as Cloud, cyber security, and AI.