The world of SPARK
Digital Tech and Data Science for Business
Welcome to the cutting-edge world that’s all about bridging tech and business, under the umbrella of SPARKING digital innovation in any function, any company, and any sector. Is this the right world for you? Keep reading...
This is the wild world where data and tech drive radical improvements in business performance.
Think data science, artificial intelligence, bots, IoT, blockchain, virtual and augmented reality, robotics, and the digital technologies just around the corner.
WHY THE WORLD OF SPARK?
Because managing floods of data is a key challenge...
In the past two years alone, humans have created more data than in the entire history of humanity.
Every company now is really a tech company
CEO of Zuckerberg Media
4 of the 5 “Best Jobs” in 2017 are tech jobs.
Because sucess isn´t about keeping up, it's about leading.
Amazon is now delivering products by drone. Self-drving tractor-trailers will soon barrel onto highways near you. Face-detecting systems now authorize payments, provide access to facilities, and track down criminals. Will you design their next groundbreaking technology?
There are more than 500,000 open computing jobs nationwide, but less than 43,000 computer science students graduated into the workforce last year.
There are myriad ways you might pursue a career in the world of SPARK, depending on your preferences for how you like to work – what we call “Ways of Working” or simply WoWs.
Below are examples of some of the exciting jobs in this world
Ways of working in the world of SPARK
People & InfluencePeople & Influence
These people like to catalyze projects and drive innovation by orchestrating activities and teams, and by identifying and bringing together the resources necessary to make things happen—working as the master chefs in the tech kitchen. They tend to have a service-orientation in that they enjoy working collaboratively with both external stakeholders (customers, clients, suppliers) and/or internal stakeholders (employees, department managers) to identify their needs and use-cases, and to help define projects that will have high impact. They are also like highly participative work that involves collegial teamwork, brainstorming, and co-development.
- Digital Strategist & Transformation Director
- Innovation Manager
- Technology Consultant
- Tech Development Lead
- Lead UX Consultant
- Cybersecurity & Digital Risk Director
Analyzing & ExplainingAnalyzing & Explaining
These people tend to approach challenges in a structured way, breaking down problems into pieces and then analyzing these pieces by reasoning, researching and collecting facts or data. They want to know “why”, “how” and “for what”. They like working with complex concepts or large amounts of information -- trying to find patterns, and to reduce and simplify as a way to reach conclusions or recommendations. They also like developing frameworks, data representations, and other ways to package information – and those who enjoy quantitative work often try to measure and model as a way to understand, explain, and optimize.
- Data Scientist
- AI & Machine Learning Modeler
- Digital Business Analyst
- Operations & Performance Analytics Lead
- IoT Integration Lead
- Cybersecurity Threat & Response Analyst
Creating & DevelopingCreating & Developing
These people tend to enjoy the process of building – starting with some basic ingredients – or even a blank slate – and working to bring something new and innovative to life. For example, they might enjoy developing an app, uncovering a cool pattern in complex data, or inventing a tech-based solution to a challenging business problem. They also like activities that involve turning their big ideas into tangible outputs that can be used by others or implemented within an organization.
- AI Developer
- Bot Developer
- Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Developer
- UX/UI Programmer
- App Developer
- Robotics & Automation Developer
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HST Alumni in the world of SPARK
Our Spark Alumni have landed first-rate positions in their respective fields around the world.
Analytical Consultant | GoogleMaster in Business Analytics & Big Data
Manager | EYMaster in Business Analytics & Big Data
Predictive Analytics | Big Data | Solution Advisor at SAPMaster in Business Analytics & Big Data
Ana María Herrero Fernández
Technology Consultant | PDM ConsultoresBACHELOR IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
Who's hiring in the world of SPARK?
These are just a few of the top companies where you could see yourself working with a degree in the world of Spark.
Master's programs in the world of Spark
Drive business transformation through Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Business Analytics
- October & April
- 10 Months
Learn to use business analytics, big data, & artificial intelligence to tackle the world’s biggest challenges
- 17 months
- Dubai and Online, Madrid
Join the army of digital guardians shaping cyberstrategy and managing digital risk to ensure technology is available, protected, and secure.
- 15 months
- Online & Madrid
- 10 months
Digital up-skilling to drive tech innovation and transform teams, functions and organizations.
- 13 Months
- Madrid, Shanghai & online
Your gateway to build the tech of the future: mastering computer science- the gold standard of tech.
- 11 Months
Become a sought-after expert in digital technology and innovation. Make radical impact in businesses to transform and get ahead of the game.
- 11 Months
Bachelor's programs in the World of Spark
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