Grand Company’s Chief Data Officer3 min read


January 24, 2018 Media Contact: Dhawal Nayak CEO, Grand Company E: [email protected]

A Chief Data Officer on a Grand mission to close the gap between education and real-world experiences.

Data-driven initiative to enable, engage and embrace young people in a world full of information.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – Brisbane based startup Grand Company understand the opportunities in the world of data and so does Vibhor Pandey. Grand Company welcomes its first Chief Data Officer (CDO), Vibhor Pandey. Vibhor will commence work along with local high schools, government, industry key stakeholders and young people on an up-and-coming platform called Grandshake – A call to democratise opportunity and experiences for young people. Vibhor aims to provide targeted support to individuals through the conduits of educational reform, vocational training and promoting lifetime learning, Grandshake is working with various actors in education ecosystem to solve the current “skills problem”. Vibhor in his capacity as CDO of Grand Company will work towards designing a data architecture, avenues to protect the information and data governance including ethics around managing the data lifecycle. His key tasks will be to use the practices of data science to create business value to benefit the customers and students.   “Data & insights will help us to link the skills required to future occupations and will help the students to remain relevant in this transformational age” says Vibhor. Vibhor’s work with Grandshake will spotlight important issues, such as;

  • What Australian schools are doing about the increasing importance placed on gaining relevant work experience
  • The disconnect between schools and industry partners.
  • Why students struggle to gain relevant work experience.
  • Helping schools achieve real-world experience opportunities for their students
  • How can parents stay informed of ever-changing industry demands and career pathways?

Grand Company’s new platform is founded on ‘Soft skills’ or so-called ‘Employability skills’. Most importantly the Adaptability Quotient (AQ) which will be critical for the future of work. Many leaders have indicated the importance of skills, for e.g.;   

The knowledge-based approach of ‘200 years ago’, would ‘fail our kids’, They would never be able to compete with machines… Children should be taught ‘soft skills’ like independent thinking, values and team-work.” Jack Ma, Founder of Alibaba Group.

About Grand Grand Company and its initiative Grandshake is on a mission to democratising opportunity and experiences for young people. A compelling vision to close the gap between education and real-world experiences in Australia. Related Links