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|Zindi Launches Recruitment Platform For Africa’s Data Scientists by Yinksy09(m): 11:35pm On Sep 07, 2020|
Zindi has a community with more than 18,000 data scientists across Africa and the rest of the world. The plan is to use the database to assist companies and individuals in finding the right data science talent for the job available.
“Zindi has the largest community of data scientists in Africa, which makes us uniquely positioned to help organisations find the talent they are looking for. We are proud to be pioneering a data-driven, evidence-based approach to data science recruitment in Africa to ensure you get candidates with the proven skills you need.” – statement by Celina Lee, CEO of Zindi during the launch.
According to Zindi, since the launch in 2018 55% of its users are looking for the next professional opportunity while 50% of users want to create startups in Machine Learning and Artificial intelligence.
Most of the users are beginners in the field of data science but approximately 50% of them possess more than one year experience in data science. These users have covered the necessary data science skills and languages with 75% possessing a bachelor’s degree or higher academic qualification.
CEO of AI Media Group and co-founder of AI Expo Africa, Nick Bradshaw at the conference said “Zindi’s recruitment platform addresses the shortage of experienced data science talent faced by many organisations operating on the continent. With many organisations moving to become data-driven, the demand for these rare technical skills is increasing exponentially. This platform is set to make it easier for companies to recruit the best available African data scientists.”
COO of AI Media Group and co-founder of AI Expo Africa. Roy Bannister said “Zindi has made a name for itself working with African data scientists to crowd solve the biggest challenges facing the continent. The company has an impressive track record working with international corporates like IBM and Microsoft as well as organisations like USAID and GIZ. As a long-term partner, we are extremely proud of them launching their recruitment platform at Africa’s biggest gathering of data scientists and data-driven firms – AI Expo Africa 2020
Celina Lee’s addressed attendees at AI Expo Africa 2020 on Thursday 3rd September 13:30 – The Hiring Game: How to find the best data science talent for your company. She took the audience though Zindi’s new recruitment platform.
The launch of the new recruitment platform is as a result of the frustrations from organizations operating in Africa in need for the right talent to fill vacant position.
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