Accelerating Innovation: Virtusa partners with Emeritus to Launch Global AI Upskilling Program for its Leaders

The 3-month program empowers senior leaders globally to become AI experts, leveraging AI for customer value, gaining a competitive edge, and leading change at Virtusa.

Mumbai, 4th March, 2024 – In today’s rapidly evolving business environment, AI has emerged as a key driver of transformation across industries. Virtusa, a global leader in digital strategy, engineering, and IT services, has joined forces with Emeritus to offer a comprehensive upskilling program tailored specifically for Virtusa’s global leaders. This initiative is a flagship program under Virtusa’s Thrive Academy, renowned for its tailored training from technical to leadership courses. Over 800 Virtusa leaders engaged in expert-led sessions and interactive discussions, enhancing their skills to leverage AI for driving growth and innovation.

Ram Meenakshisundaram, Chief Technology Officer, Virtusa Corporation said, “In today’s rapidly evolving job landscape, organizations and individuals must recognize existing skill gaps among professionals and actively address them through upskilling. This unified program that is in sync with Virtusa’s proactive client service & engineering-first approach, plays a pivotal role in enabling our senior leaders to upskill in the AI sector helping stay ahead of the curve for our clients.”

Commenting on the partnership, Jawahir Morarji, President – Enterprise Business, India APAC & META at Emeritus, expressed enthusiasm, stated: “We are thrilled to collaborate with Virtusa on this groundbreaking initiative. By combining Emeritus’s expertise in executive education with Virtusa’s industry leadership, we aim to empower global leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the AI-driven future successfully.”

The program emphasized helping clients develop their AI strategy, focusing on assisting leaders in transforming their business across all areas, from improving customer experience to streamlining corporate support functions and operations. It showcased specific AI and Generative AI use cases in sectors like Banking and Financial Services, Healthcare, and Manufacturing, offering participants a comprehensive understanding of AI’s strategic implications.

This initiative underscores Virtusa’s dedication to fostering continuous learning and development among global leaders, ensuring they remain at the forefront of technological advancements and business innovation.

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