Gaurav Vohra, Chief Business Officer, UNext

Gaurav has over two decades of experience in the field of analytics and has worked across multiple verticals including financial services, retail, FMCG, telecom, pharmaceuticals, and leisure. An alumnus of IIM-Bangalore, Gaurav co-founded Jigsaw Academy in 2011 and has led the business since then. He has successfully raised venture funding from investors including MEMG to scale Jigsaw and has built a strong ed-tech brand in the emerging technology space. In 2018, Analytics India Magazine recognised and listed Gaurav amongst the ‘20 Most Prominent Analytics & Data Science Academicians In India’. 


The Talent Gap has been notorious for affecting employability in India for several years now. However, the country has come closer to closing the gap recently. According to India Skills Report (ISR) 2022, India’s employability has improved marginally to 46.2% from 45.97% this year. The ‘Age of Emerging Tech’ is a significant factor in opening new job opportunities for professionals in India.

How To Future-Proof Your Career In The Age Of Emerging Tech?

As we approach the techade, we must recognize that staying relevant is no longer a benefit but a prerequisite for professionals across domains and verticals. Be it Management, HR, Sales, or something else, every job that an individual can do, they can do better by seamlessly adapting and leveraging the latest technologies at their workplace. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF) study on the Future of Jobs, more than 85 million jobs will become redundant with emerging technologies. At the same time, 97 million brand-new roles will come into existence by 2025.

Here is a list of domains that you can explore to stay ahead of the curve:

AI & Management

According to Accenture, AI can potentially boost profitability by an average of 38% by 2035. By blending Management with AI, business leaders can explore the kind of success that hasn’t been explored before. Knowing basic concepts like Business Management is not enough. It is pivotal for business heads to master Big Data, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Conversational AI, etc., to build AI teams that can capture more economic benefits. The 15-month Diploma program by IIM Indore & Jigsaw has been exclusively designed to offer a seamless upskilling experience to aspiring and existing leaders.

Business Analytics

The Analytics domain has been on the rise for quite some time now, and as pointed out by statistics, it will remain on the rise in the coming years. AIM’s 2021 Industry Study revealed that the Analytics market’s share in the IT/ITES industry reached 23.4% in 2021 and will rise upto 41.5% by 2026. For those looking to emerge as future-ready Business Analysts, IIM Indore’s 10-month online program that offers real-life business challenges through Kaggle’s in-class competitions can be a great place to start.

Product Management

Product Managers remain one of the highest-paid professionals in the country. According to Jobted, the average annual salary for a Product Manager is INR 13,42,500, which is more than 246% higher than the national average salary in India. The demand for well-trained Product Managers is among the major reasons behind the impressive paycheck. IIM-I’s 6-month online 5i Framework-based program trains its learners to make the best use of existing resources and technologies to turn potential ideas into successful products.

People Analytics & Digital HR

The paradigm shift in the work culture due to the onset of the pandemic made HR leaders realize that they needed a modern makeover to perform better and keep up with the changing times. As per LinkedIn’s Global Talent Trends report, 73% of HR Leaders considered incorporating People Analytics a major priority for their organization in the next 5 years. Keeping in mind this rising demand for data-smart HR professionals, the 3-month online IIM-certified People Analytic & Digital HR program can be a fruitful investment for future HR leaders.

Strategic Sales Management

Sales professionals who still stick to the traditional Sales methods are missing out on making bigger profits. They must understand the needs of the modern customer and attend to them accordingly. According to Allied Market Research, the global Sales Intelligence market size will reach USD 7.35 billion by 2030. The Executive Program in Strategic Sales Management helps mid-level to senior-level professionals become high-performing Sales Strategists in just 4 months.

Understanding the requirements of the modern business ecosphere and sharing a mutual vision for providing the best training experience to learners, IIM Indore and Jigsaw have contributed largely to closing the skills gap. They’ve introduced several industry-relevant training programs that help learners stand out and stand tall in the rising competition. For those who want to rise above the competition in any of the above-mentioned domains, the programs by IIM Indore & Jigsaw are exactly what you’ve been looking for.

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