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Cooperation Menu for Universities and Researchers in Latvia | Accenture

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Cooperation Menu for Universities and Researchers in Latvia | Accenture

  1. 1. Copyright 2020 Accenture. All rights reserved. COOPERATION MENU FOR UNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCHERS
  2. 2. Copyright 2020 Accenture. All rights reserved. ACCENTURE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS is our knowledge we would like to share with students or people who are interested in re – skilling. The project combines everything we have already done and are continue doing to improve education in Latvia in schools, technical schools and universities. PROJECT VISION: To make Latvian IT education world class! TARGET GROUPS: IT, STEM, non - IT students, educational institutions & professors & lecturers LONG TERM TARGETS: Prepare students for the business environment; Streamline cooperation with the educational institutions, jointly pursue new technologies, ideas and theories. Zanda Arnava Accenture HR Lead “It is very important for us to have a good cooperation not only with the Latvian IT universities but with the academic environment as a whole, so the cooperation between both parties is appreciated. The IT industry is increasingly converging with other areas, so IT is no longer just a story of IT but the digital wave - artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, automation solutions and blockchain solutions are included in all sectors of the economy. Accenture sees it to be a great opportunity for everyone from STEM and other areas like financial sphere to enter the IT industry. Technology awareness and digital skills are not only useful but are needed in any profession, regardless of whether a person is working in the financial or agricultural sector. It is also essential to ensure that students have an insight into the business environment – in structural companies that respect legislative requirements, good practice standards, closed contracts, etc., in order to build a sense of knowledge what should be a conscious Employer.” EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS CONTACTS: ZANDA ARNAVA, Project Owner zanda.arnava@accenture.com KARINA INNUS, Project Lead karina.innus@accenture.com 2
  3. 3. Copyright 2020 Accenture. All rights reserved. EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS MENU LIST: Cooperation with lecturers: Knowledge sharing with university lecturers Cooperation with students: Introduction lecture about IT professions PreBootcam p Support for other events Study content Specialized courses Guest lectures Themes for bachelor qualification, and master thesis works Cooperation projects ZIBIT– master & bachelor works competition support Joined conferences & seminars Excursions to Accenture Programmer’s Day Invitation to Accenture Mad science events Bootcamps: Summer & Winter Internship: up to 5 months Mentoring program: senior students support for 1st year students Full study course (A., B or C) Specialized seminars Supervision of bachelor and master thesis works Researches, innovation projects & incubators Activities/support for summer camps Participation in Career Day Pupil excursions to Accenture Educational events & competitions support Other events Participation in jury for bachelor and master thesis evaluation commission 3
  4. 4. Copyright 2020 Accenture. All rights reserved. GUEST LECTURES: • Introduction to IT Professions • PMO At Accenture Latvia • Data Lake • TestAutomation Basics for Websites • Business Analysis at Accenture Latvia • Accenture Technology Vision • Industry Business Use Case Story • Business Requirements Documentation • SAP Data&Analytics • Project, Program and Portfolio Management in Accenture • Change Enablement • Agile Methodology. Scrum vs Kanban • What is DevOps? •Business Process Management and Customize in SAP System. Typesof Projects • Design Thinking • Introduction of SAP,Oracle ERP • AI at Accenture • Big Data and RPA • UX for Business • IT Security Hackathon • The Power of Cloud Platforms • Data Visualization Methods • Big data technologies (on-prem & cloud, e.g. AWS) • Data science & machine learning & predictive analytics • Datavisualization • Business Intelligence & Qlick Sense • Chat-bots & Conversational AI • Robotic process automation • Processmining • Business process management (BPM) • First steps with Power BI • What is change management? • Discover test conditions even in worst requirements • Low Code, how hard can it be? • Continuous delivery in action 4
  5. 5. Copyright 2020 Accenture. All rights reserved. READY TO SHARE MATERIALS: CLOUD ENGINEERING ON AWS, AZURE AND GCP STARTING FROM 2ND COURSE STUDENTS • Fundamentals of Cloud and XaaS • Introduction to DevOps practices • Engineering in Amazon Web Services • Engineering in Microsoft Azure • Engineering in Google Cloud Platform • First steps with cloud agnostic Terraform • Includes practical labs working with clouds DEVOPS&CLOUD ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS COURSE FOR IT STUDENTS. After completion of the course students will: • Understand principles and benefits of DevOps • Understand Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery and have a view when to apply these practices • Implement a Continuous Delivery pipeline capable of continuously releasing code into the environments that they have created • Use and understand Software Configuration Management tools for version and revision control • Use public Cloud infrastructure • Know how to create enterprise grade tooling environment in the Cloud • Build environments in the cloud using industrial techniques 5
  6. 6. Copyright 2020 Accenture. All rights reserved.Copyright 2020 Accenture. All rights reserved. IOS MOBILITY COURSE FOR 3RD YEAR STUDENTS During the course, students will develop: A simple task that calculates traffic light according to the given parameters, Swift’s justification and UI object acquisition; “DevOps & Cloud engineering now is the standard in any small or big software development projects. However, the chances to learn it is very limited or expensive. Select the “Introduction to DevOps & Cloud” course at your university to be smarter than many other engineers after a couple of exciting months!” Uldis Karlovs – Karlovskis DevOps ST Lead Develop mapping programs where students themselves will have to create their own server side with the Google FireBase and integrate them into the app; Create a course project, where they can create a mobile app by developing groups; Own Cloud Client app using the OneDrive API; 1. 3 . 4. 2. TEST AUTOMATION COURSE FOR 3RD YEAR AND MASTER’S DEGREE FOR IT STUDENTS. • Testing tasks in software development; • Value of automation in software testing; • Automated testing tools and their application particularities; • Benefits and limitations of commercial and open source code testing tools; • Test automation techniques and principles of creation test automation system; • Principles of back-end system test automation; • Front-end system test automation techniques. Functional testing automation for web and mobile applications; • Test automation system integration with development of supporting systems; “Modern testing cannot be imagined without automation. Testers need to automate largest piece of needed tests to let programs test other programs. Within this course students will learn how to establish test frameworks in the a proper way and create their first automated tests.” Jurijs Grigorjevs Testing CG Lead 6
  7. 7. Copyright 2020 Accenture. All rights reserved.Copyright 2020 Accenture. All rights reserved. 7 Course covers topics such as: • What is IT security; • Most popular security testing tools; • Passive information gathering; • Active information gathering; • Vulnerability scanning; • Public exploits. Their customization; • Privilege escalation; • Web application attacks; • Password attacks; • Social engineering; Lecture format: Real-time demos are given by a lecturer and can be followed by students and discussed as we go. SECURITY TESTING COURSE FOR FINAL YEAR COMPUTING SCIENCE STUDENTS: IS PROJECT MANAGEMENT COURSE FOR MASTER’S DEGREE STUDENTS: Course content: • Introduction to project management (concept of the project; human factor in project management; project management phases and processes); • Project mission, tasks and objectives; • Project planning; • Project plan and its development; • Quality management of the project; • Monitoring and closing the project; • Human Resource Management in Project Management; • Project management tools; • Project Management Methodology; • Project Management Certification; IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT – FOR 2ND YEAR BUSINESS, FINANCE STUDENTS: • IT Project management in digital age; • Client requirements gathering, analysis, idea generation using Design thinking methodology; • Contemporary project management methodologies, processes and roles in Agile/Waterfall/ Scrum, Canban; • Modern technologies for project development; • Analysis, modeling and improvement of business processes; • Comparison of the development of finished products / new solutions; • Insights for customizable products – Oracle ERP Cloud primera, CRM, SAP (ERP); • New Technologies – Big Data/Data ScienceArtificial Intelligence, RPA; • Practical task – Implementation of IT solutions – development of the offer and presentation;
  8. 8. Copyright 2020 Accenture. All rights reserved.Copyright 2020 Accenture. All rights reserved. 8 “We developed the course to include the most current trends in business and development. A great accent was devoted to Agile principles, design thinking techniques, where students in a short time are learning to find the best possible business solutions for end-user needs. The practical work enables students to try IT system architect’s role and make sure that their solution is best not only from the content but also from a cost perspective.” Andrejs Ivanovs Oracle CG Lead DATAVISUALIZATION METHODS FOR THE LAST YEAR BACHELOR’S STUDENTS: • Introduction to Data vizualization; • Basics of visualization; • Visualization of spatial, geospatial and multifactor data; • Visualization of time-determined data; • Visualization techniques for data trees, graphs, networks and unstructured data; • Data Visualization Design; ACCENTURE IT SECURITY HACKATHON: Is a full day event, where students will explore the basics of security testing. The target audience is computer students without specific knowledge of a narrower field. The training is very practical, as each has a computer with tasks – 3 virtual machines to be hacked. Each machine needs to find answers to a number of questions, such as password, user name, document.
  9. 9. Copyright 2020 Accenture. All rights reserved. 9 ACCENTURE BACHELOR THESIS TOPICS OFFERED FOR UNIVERSITIES DATA&AI • Adversarial machine learning • AI mushroom edibility checksystem • Snowflake data warehouse • AutoML (Automated machine learning) • Big data visualization tools • OpenAPI/Swagger • NoSQL practical usage • Standardized process’ automation • Intelligent Automation market in Latvia • Creating an intelligent agent for humanlike interactions • Success factors for Robotics Process Automation application in small and medium sized enterprises C&A •SAP HANA Database Architecture problems •SAP business strategy - how the IT businesses change to the constant growth •SAP Customer Experience strategy 2025 - what technologies are trendy now •SAP Embrace: Cloudification Through Hyperscalers •Challenges for adoption of cloud computing in Latvia •Enterprise Data Warehouse moves away from the past. Rapid changes and the near future. QE •Test data management approaches for project development lifecycles and maintenance C&A •Automated deployment of scalable cloud application
  10. 10. Copyright 2020 Accenture. All rights reserved. 10 ACCENTURE BACHELOR THESIS TOPICS OFFERED FOR UNIVERSITIES IES • WebAssembly usage in image processing • Archiving and encrypting software creation • Developing a Chatbot for MS Teams platform for improving feedback in a team DESIGN • Design System Creation and maintenance for Digital Products (Web or Mobile) • Website UI designing involving Machine Learning that utilizes defined Design System • Web–site “%Name%” accessibility analysis and re-design for accessibility. INTERACTIVE •Machine Learning mobile app for iOS using CoreML •Machine Learning mobile app for Android •LowCode Development Platform analysis and comparison •Design System Creation and maintenance forDigital Products (Web or Mobile) •Adobe Enterprise Manager solution implementation for Small E-Commerce application PMO •PMO (Project Management Office) presence, objectives and tasks in key Latvian companies
  11. 11. Copyright 2020 Accenture. All rights reserved. 11 ACCENTURE MASTER THESIS TOPICS OFFERED FOR UNIVERSITIES DATA&AI • Cloud and serverless solution for big data • Data democratization • AI for Finance • Practical usage of process mining •The impact of European Commission Strategies for Data and AI • Automation of Research MSBA •Augmented analytics solutions in data visualization tools •Artificial Neural Networks in Web content Personalization •Artificial Neural Networks in E-Learning Personalization •Impact of Productivity Tools on New and Senior Developer in C# •Viability of C# programming language for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Positives and Negatives in comparison with Python and other Industry standard tools BA •Analysis of remote customer experience (CX) in financial services as input for defining software requirements
  12. 12. Copyright 2020 Accenture. All rights reserved. 12 ACCENTURE MASTER THESIS TOPICS OFFERED FOR UNIVERSITIES C&A • Automated deployment of HA (highly available) cloud application SAP • In-memory database benchmark workload model development QE • Predictive modelling of production data to support non-functional system testing strategy creation IT SECURITY •The impact of Big Data and the Internet of Things on privacy and dataprotection (benefits, challenges and recommendations how to move forward towards compliance with European data protection law) •Advanced Machine Learning Algorithms for Automated Security/Vulnerability Assessment Finding Analysis (a.k.a. False-Positive Analysis) •Optimal Security Architecture for Post-Breach Attack Mitigation IES •WebAssembly usage in image processing •Archiving and encrypting software creation •Continuous Delivery for AI development
  13. 13. Copyright 2020 Accenture. All rights reserved. "Co-innovation with other innovation ecosystem players plays a key role in pursuing innovation. Companies need to work together not only with technology startups, but also with academia and researchers to create new products and processes and discover new opportunities together. Latvian universities have been very important education partners to Accenture, as ensuring high quality education and training has always been in the company's genes. We acknowledge that interdisciplinary student and research teams based here in Latvia holds a large potential in creating world-class innovations, therefore we are open to collaborate and provide academia with the insights into business trends, as well as guide and assist them with our expertise throughout the innovation development process,so that we can co-create unique technologies together." Kristaps Banga Accenture Innovation Lead in Latvia AS PART OF OUR OPEN INNOVATION INITIATIVE, WE ALSO COLLABORATE WITH INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDENT AND SCIENTIST TEAMS TO RESEARCH AND PROTOTYPE NEWEST TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS. CO-INNOVATION WITH UNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCH INSTITUTES 13 CO-INNOVATION PARTNERSHIPS CONTACTS: KRISTAPS BANGA,Innovation Lead openinnovationlatvia@accenture.com ZANE KALNINA, Open Innovation Project Lead openinnovationlatvia@accenture.com
  14. 14. Copyright 2020 Accenture. All rights reserved.Copyright 2020 Accenture. All rights reserved. 14 STUDENT or SCIENTIST TEAMS INDUSTRIAL PhD CONTRACT RESEARCH Interdisciplinary student and/or scientist teams that work on solving industry problem cases and develop conceptual solutions or prototypes together with Accenture industry experts Funding a PhD candidate to dedicate their 3-4 year research to attempt to solve a particular problem set by Accenture Contracting a team of scientists to conduct a specific research project in a joint team with Accenture specialists and experts CASE STUDY IN-DEPTH RESEARCH THESIS TOPIC 3 - 6 months 3 - 9 months 6 - … months 3 - 4 years Possibility to suggest thesis topics to Bachelor and Masters degree programmers’ students RESEARCH TOPIC in alignment with CO-INNOVATION WITH UNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCH INSTITUTES PROCESS INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDENT AND RESEARCH TEAMS BASED HERE IN LATVIA HOLDS A LARGE POTENTIAL IN CREATING WORLD-CLASS INNOVATIONS, THEREFORE WE OFFER DIFFERENT COOPERATION FORMS TO CO-CREATE AND TEST INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROCESSES TOGETHER.
  15. 15. Copyright 2020 Accenture. All rights reserved. ACCENTURE UNIVERSITY OR RESEARCH INSTITUTE DELIVERABLES • All research findings and data available to Accenture Latvia for unlimited use • Research publication in academic journal or research whitepaper available online • In all publications reference to Accenture Latvia as associated business consultant 15Copyright 2020 Accenture. All rights reserved. CO-INNOVATION WITH UNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCH INSTITUTES RESPONSIBILITIES IN RETURN, WE EXPECT TO RECEIVE HIGH- LEVEL RESEARCH ORGANISATION & QUALITY ASSURANCE FROM OUR PARTNER ORGANISATION, AS WELL AS UNLIMITED ACCESS TO RESEARCH RESULTS AND REFERENCE TO ACCENTURE LATVIA AS ASSOCIATED BUSINESS CONUSLTANT.
  16. 16. Copyright 2020 Accenture. All rights reserved.Copyright 2020 Accenture. All rights reserved. BE SURE THAT YOUR STUDENTS AND RESEARCHERS ARE WORKING ON REAL INDUSTRY CHALLENGES AND REACH TOP STUDENT EMPLOYABILITY RANKINGS INCREASE THE SPEED OF COMMERCIALIZATION OBTAIN MARKET SPECIALIST FEEDBACK ON EARLY STAGE IDEAS ALIGN WITH THE LATEST INDUSTRY TRENDS GET ACCESS TO REAL LIFE TESTBEDS IMPROVE THE EMPLOYABILITY OF YOUR GRADUATES 16 WHAT’S IN IT FOR UNIVERSITIES?
  17. 17. Copyright 2020 Accenture. All rights reserved. THANK YOU! EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS CONTACTS: ZANDA ARNAVA, Project Owner zanda.arnava@accenture.com KARINA INNUS, Project Lead karina.innus@accenture.com CO-INNOVATION PARTNERSHIPS CONTACTS: KRISTAPS BANGA, Innovation Lead openinnovationlatvia@accenture.com ZANE KALNINA, Open Innovation Project Lead openinnovationlatvia@accenture.com

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