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Simplilearn to Train College Recruits on Digital Economy Skills (India)

Mission-critical skills such as big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and digital marketing are ones that enterprises are increasingly turning to fresh graduates to fill

Campus and entry level recruiting is a critical component of every corporate HR strategy but often involves many months of onboarding and mentoring to get these employees productive. Simplilearn offers a New-Hire Training Initiative that significantly shortens this time-to-productivity via a structured training curriculum for campus recruits that they can complete before their first day on the job, or within their first couple of weeks.

Simplilearn focuses exclusively on digital-economy skills such as big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and digital marketing. These mission-critical skills are also ones that enterprises are increasingly turning to fresh graduates to fill.

Simplilearn’s new program enables organizations to help their recent on-campus recruits become job-ready (and even certified) with necessary technology skills, gained through Simplilearn’s online training courses prior to onboarding of the new employee.

“Campus hiring has never been more critical. With today’s rapid technology changes, it has become essential to ensure young professionals are up-to-date with the digital skills they will need to have an immediate impact at their new companies,” said Krishna Kumar, Founder and CEO of Simplilearn.

“Offering our vast experience in the latest technologies, Simplilearn is well-suited and proud to help Fortune 500 companies and other organizations bridge the gaps in skills and productivity that often come when onboarding new employees fresh from academia,” he added.

During their final semester in their college or university degree programs, recruits will undertake this training, following predefined learning paths that match their upcoming job roles. In addition to online videos and instructor-led lessons, the courses also include practical applied projects and assessments that are relevant in the high-demand fields such as data analysts, programmers, developers,

Simplilearn has partnered with leading IT/ITes, consulting, internet retail companies and Global System Integrators to support their new hire training initiatives. Also, as part of the company’s core offerings, the Simplilearn Digital Transformation Academy covers all aspects of people, process and technology to help organizations achieve competencies in digital technologies and applications.

The Digital Transformation Academy is designed to be customizable across a wide variety of industries and for all employee and management levels and roles while delivering on Simplilearn’ s outcome-centric, high engagement learning approach.


Digital Entrepreneurship & Digital Disruption – Course.University of Warwick

AS_318113021661196@1452855462861_lThis module represents the confluence of two of the most critical developments in modern business: the growth of digital enterprises and the digital economy; and the importance of digital technologies in the disruption and reshaping of many industries and the creation of new business models.
To the former, the importance of digital technology in the modern economy is undeniable. Indeed, McKinsey Global Institute have estimated that 98% of the US economy is impacted by digitalisation to some degree (Manyika, 2016).

For new business and for the entrepreneur, digital technology offers the transformative potential to reduce costs, increase agility and speed to market, and for “growth hacking” (rapid experimentation based, primarily, on digital tools).
In some instances, the integration of digital technology into an organisation’s operations, or the inception of new digital enterprises, can go beyond this to a process of digital disruption, whereby technologies come to entirely reshape the whole industry they are applied to. There are numerous examples of this, including: Amazon and book retailing; Uber and the taxi industry; Airbnb and in hotel and accommodation retailing; and many more.
The principal aim of this module is to introduce participants to this exciting, dynamic and highly relevant area of modern business management. Participants will be given the tools, case studies and best practice strategies required to develop a digital enterprise, and to identify and act upon opportunities for digital disruption.

Manyika J (2016). Digital Economy: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges.


Upon successful completion participants will be able to:

1. Develop a comprehensive understanding of digital entrepreneurship and digital disruption.
2. Critically evaluate relevant case studies.
3. Critically evaluate markets and industries, and identify opportunities for disruption and innovation.
4. Demonstrate a thorough comprehension of, and an ability to apply best practice in digital entrepreneurship.
5. Create, evaluate and develop a digital business model.


1. What is a Digital Enterprise?
a. Definition and comparison with traditional businesses.
b. Case studies.
2. What is Digital Disruption?
a. Definition.
b. Case studies.
c. Identification of opportunities for Digital Disruption.
3. Forming a Digital Entrepreneurship
a. Market research and idea development.
b. Digital business model development.
c. Digital technology development and innovation.
d. Funding – including seed funding and crowdfunding.
4. Growing a Digital Enterprise
a. Digital technology development and enhancement.
b. Growth and digital hacking.
c. Managing a digital enterprise.
d. Continuous deployment.
e. Innovation, dispersion and diversification.


3750 Words Post Module (60 hours, 70% weighting) and In-class presentation (1.5 hours, 30% weighting)


1 week, to include lectures, seminars, workshops and presentations, approximately 36 total contact hours.