Hammou Messatfa (IBM Europe IoT Technical Leader, member of the IBM Academy of Technology) and François Scheid (Professor at emlyon business school), have jointly launched a new course for emlyon students in Master degree, with two main objectives: increase the awareness of Big Data & Analytics and the role they will play in transforming industries, and improve the students skills in this growing area to help them differentiate themselves in the workplace. What’s in? Learn more about this exclusive course !

The skills gap in analytics is well known: demand for data scientists is 3x more than the current supply. To meet the need, several analytics programs are launched to develop students skills as everyone is now concerned about this skyrocketting area.

To help tomorrow data scientists to be prepared, we have launched a Watson Analytics Academic Program to educate more than 140,000 students in international top universities. The students have an exclusive 1-year free access to Watson Analytics. Online or at class, they can learn whenever & wherever they want.


The objective of emlyon Data Science course is to teach the students to better understand approaches and concepts for building a successful strategy deployment framework. In addition to the workshop, a « connections » cloud community was designed and created for the students, so that they could collaborate, ask question and share their final projects with each other and the joint emlyon-IBM mentoring team.


What’s in for emlyon students?

  • Deeper exposure to an IBM Watson Analytics model & tools
  • Collaboration and networking
  • Agile team behaviours: Practising and correcting business cases in group-based decisions
  • Skills development:
    –  Strategy decision-making & problem-solving skills
    Writing skills: By developing a well-documented & relevant final deliverable
    Presentation skills: By fulfilling a greater experience in communicating ideas and solutions

Through its partnership with IBM, emlyon business school is giving its students the best of breed skills for market needs.