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Neo4j to launch new Graphs4SG program with Temasek Polytechnic
Fri, 10th Feb 2023
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Neo4j, the global graph data platform, has announced Singapore tertiary education institution Temasek Polytechnic (TP) as the flagship partner for its new Graphs4SG program, designed to meet the growing global demand for professionals with graph technology skills and expertise.

The program begins immediately this month with a commitment to training 200+ students by the end of 2025.

By 2025, graph technologies will be used in 80% of data and analytics innovations, up from 10% in 2021, according to Gartner. This surge is driven by the unique capability of graphs to harness critical context and relationships between and across data necessary for analytics, AI, and ML applications to deliver more accurate predictions, insights, and holistic visibility for data. The adoption of graph technologies has also exploded as more data, and different types of data, continues to grow.

Graphs4SG builds on Neo4j's Graphs4APAC initiative, launched in 2021 to give back to Asia Pacific community stakeholders by making the latest mission-critical graph technology, tools, materials, and training free and accessible and integrative as part of students core engineering and business training. Graphs4APAC is also created to provide ongoing support to help community members address their business requirements.

Neo4j's collaboration with Temasek Polytechnic is the first of several planned partnerships with tertiary institutions in Singapore to equip students with market-leading graph technology to support the national digital economy.

Nik Vora, Vice President, Asia Pacific at Neo4j, says, "There is a growing demand for graph-skilled professionals in Singapore and the wider APAC region to support the business requirements of organisations seeking to solve their biggest data challenges at scale.

"Our partnership with Temasek Polytechnic is curated to help students learn about graph data platforms and their practical application, preparing them for future careers in the field. The Graphs4SG program is specially designed for Singapore so students can expect a more agile curriculum, with access to an extensive collection of resources created by graph technology experts."

Commencing this month, Temasek Polytechnic will offer curated courses on open source graph databases and graph data science developed by seasoned Neo4j graph technology experts.

Students will receive hands-on and customised training across various learning stages, available both in-person and online, with a mixture of text content, videos, webinars, and code challenges. Temasek Polytechnic expects to train 200 students in graph technologies by the end of 2025.

According to the company, enabling students with graph technology experience will help Singapore further cement its position as Asia's top technology and innovation hub. It is also critical in boosting the nations economic growth across the financial, healthcare, logistics, environmental, and government sectors, the company states.

The Robert Walters Salary Survey 2022 found that data scientists or engineers are the leading tech roles in demand, with 85% of Singapore firms offering salary increases to lure top talent in the tech and transformation industry.

Upon completion, students will receive official certification from Neo4j's GraphAcademy online training program and Temasek Polytechnic.

Neo4j states the company is committed to empowering the global graph community, offering a comprehensive set of free online training courses with certification on its graph database platform through the GraphAcademy, aimed at providing greater knowledge of graph technology skills that are widely relevant to various jobs and sectors.