Today’s enterprises have embarked on a digital transformation journey. To survive and thrive in an age of human-shaped and inspired technology requires a winning combination of strategy, design and technology. For enterprises to deliver engaging and seamless customer experiences, it’s imperative they build a deep engineering capability – agile teams who can iterate and prototype rapidly to deliver dynamic and innovative services on the fly.
Wipro Digital launched the “Digital Academy” to build a strong team of digital engineers for the future. The Academy develops outstanding technologists and programmers capable of completely building and releasing substantial internet-scale applications.
The journey to the Digital Academy starts with the “Digi-thon,” a uniquely designed challenge that unleashes and reveals superior coding DNA. Those who qualify become “cadets,” who are then enrolled in a rigorous training program to up-skill competencies and maintain edge with the latest technologies, best practices and principles.
The curriculum at the Academy combines programming languages, technology, engineering tools and discipline. It surpasses traditional training programs in that it also fosters entrepreneurship, design thinking and performance principles.
Academy cadets not only work on the “right projects” and boost their career trajectories, but are armed with the necessary skills to take on a future spanning all areas of internet scale applications: from front-end technologies to databases, development automation and provisioning. An Academy graduate epitomizes a level of excellence in programming associated with the best product engineering companies.
Often it’s difficult for technologists to keep pace with rapid design changes, volatile development cycles and learning on-the-go, but not for the Academy’s first batch of graduates, who received their honors last week. This lively bunch of 18 has worked on real-life business challenges and projects where speed and efficiency matter. Working in collaborative teams, with a mix of self-learning sessions, they developed interactive and usable prototypes and products.
Today the Digital Academy trains over 100+ cadets, but as it quickly expands with an ecosystem of partners, it plans to develop a 5000-strong army of digital engineers who will create technology’s future.