SXSW 2020

People Analytics and the Game of Life


Who you know matters for job search, but what makes you more successful is where you have been and where you want to go! You can get that coveted job if you have a good connection, but you may not be able to grow your career forward.

Our career trajectory data can help us better understand where we would/should go; you can climb the career ladder fast but still may not reach the top (executive), you want to jump the line and be an entrepreneur – maybe now is the time! Being jack-of-all is good and so is master-of-some – depends on what path you have taken and where you want to go. Not every path leads to a desired opportunity.

Life is full of choices and our big-data and machine-learning innovation can help us make better choices! Can I have your data now?

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  1. “If you don’t know where you are going, you will end up some place else.” First, know where you want your career to go then act on it!
  2. Entrepreneurs need more specialized skills, connections (Austin and Silicon Valley), innovation (Boston), and the millennial charm (New York). :)
  3. Executives need to do more jobs; managers need to grow technically or transfer their skills from other industry. Learn insights from big data and AI.



Rajiv Garg, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Presentation
  • Track: Workplace
  • Track 2
  • Level: Advanced

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