TIBCO Partners with Taiwan's Yuan Ze University to Ignite Skillsets of Data Talent in the Field of Industrial Engineering and Management



12 February, 2019


TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration, API management, and analytics, today announced it plans to collaborate with Yuan Ze University in Taiwan to expand data analytics capabilities and knowledge in the field of industrial engineering and management. As part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Yuan Ze University and TIBCO propose to jointly engage students through workshops, research capabilities and other practice-based training to empower students with advanced analytic skills essential for their careers after graduation.

The planned collaboration between TIBCO and Yuan Ze University is designed to support students and teachers from the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management. Under the arrangement, the TIBCO Spotfire platform of solutions will be available for all of students and will receive hands-on practice with TIBCO tools and support for various data analytic techniques to understand and implement for future research and employment.

"Data analytics is becoming an important emerging trend nationally and having the right skillsets and talent is a pressing challenge. As a leader fuelling digital businesses, we take pride in training and empowering the next generation in the data analytics space," said Melissa Ries, general manager, Asia Pacific and Japan, TIBCO. "Students will be able to get hands-on learning and together with Yuan Ze University, we are committed to be a driving force in developing students' industry knowledge and honored to be part of the first tertiary partnership in Taiwan."

Taiwan government is highly committed in developing its manufacturing sector, thus providing the industry with the value-added support.

"The manufacturing industry is known to adhering to complex processes and, to housing huge machineries and equipment. Our solutions can help manufacturers in identifying bottlenecks in their processes, taking proactive action in response to developing situations, and increasing operational system awareness are all key themes in sensor-driven manufacturing monitoring," added Ries.

TIBCO Spotfire solutions will be used in five key areas at the Yuan Ze University's Department of Industrial Engineering and Management. They are smart production, mobile technology and cloud computing, human factors in engineering and design, global logistics management, and big data analytics. Teachers and students can also use TIBCO's advanced industry solutions to develop professional skills and knowledge in the area of postgraduate research capabilities.

In addition the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Yuan Ze University will also incorporate TIBCO Spotfire in professional information technology courses where students will have at least 10 hours of practical training. The courses are expected to open for registration in the first half of this year. By helping students master the use of this software through short, intensive courses, the adoption of TIBCO Spotfire in different research and applications will be accelerated.

"Our educational philosophy is to cultivate our students with knowledge in engineering technology and management science to compliment traditional industrial management skills, such as quality control and production management, with the newer developments in science and technology,” said Dr. Liang Yun-Chia, Professor and Chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Yuan Ze University. “TIBCO Spotfire is the first data visualization analytics tool that we introduced and is opened to all teachers and students. This exposure to an international software will help our students in their future research capabilities and employment. This is a milestone for us and is a stepping stone in our foresight in incorporating pioneering industrial technology for our students. We hope to use TIBCO Spotfire as an important starting point, to gain a positive experience and lay a solid foundation for a long-term partnership with TIBCO in the future."

In addition to the partnership with Yuan Ze University, TIBCO has been working with various universities across Asia equipping students with the relevant skillsets to cater to the growing need of data analysts.

About Yuan Ze University

Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) department at Yuan Ze University was established in 1989, and soon became one of the leading IEM organizations in Taiwan. It focuses on applications of diverse engineering principles and management techniques to the design, improvement and maintenance of a high level of productivity for both manufacturing and service industries. It concerns with the integration of human, materials, equipment, energy and finance into complex systems. The current development of IEM further emphasizes on the integration of computer, information, and state-of-the-art technologies to satisfy the requirements of quick-response and diverse environments.

Yuan Ze University contact:
Emily Hsieh
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
Yuan Ze University
+886-3-4638800 ext. 2519


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