Financial analytics may give T&T an edge

June 1, 2020       |       Category: In the News/Media Releases


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T &T’s decision to adopt and train professionals in financial analytics within the private sector has positioned the country to outpace others in the race of data-driven development and enhancement. This is the contention of Andre Piotto Rovigatti, lead solutions engineer at Tableau Software—a data analytics company that has partnered with the T&T International Finance Centre (TTIFC), UWI Roytec, Incus Services and another international software company called Data Robot to offer an analytics programme to T&T stakeholders in the financial sector. In an interview with the Sunday Business Guardian (SBG), Rovigatti said, “Financial analytics— this is the new wave. I’d like to say that T&T is moving faster than other countries because this data analytics wave is moving very fast.”

Also speaking to the SBG was the CEO of the TTIFC, Omar Sultan Khan, who indicated that data science has become a critical business tool, especially in a time of COVID-19. Sultan-Khan said there is a pool of talent in T&T that can be easily upskilled to apply data analytics, to build the strength of local labour force. He said this in turn can create new jobs and generate new sources of foreign exchange. “In order to attract new foreign direct investment into T&T you have to show a vibrant local system. Our main advantage is human capital, so we are always looking at ways to enhance this human capital,” said Sultan-Khan.