From the skills of drivers and engineers to data analysts and AI experts, Formula E is a very talent-demanding industry - one where broadening its talent pool can be a ‘game-changer,’ and one where companies such as Modis can play a key role.
Thanks to its partnership with Modis, the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team has been able to:
- Strengthen its core team and competencies while working collaboratively to enrich their existing knowledge base
- Bring in new know-how, such as AI, which the team might not have possessed before
- And leverage highly flexible, technically skilled resources on an as-needed basis, whether temporary, permanent, or freelance.
These new skills are in high demand and short supply, and as digitization continues to change the way engineering is done, there is a global race to win the best talent. Commenting on where this talent is sourced, Jan Gupta said: “We tend to say that there are experienced engineers working on the cars but when it comes to the smart world and Smart Industry - data analytics and AI, for instance - the engineers are specialists, from the younger generation and from all over the world and there’s definitely been a big shift from a traditional engineer to a digital engineer.”
To read the full article with Jan Gupta and Ian James on Forbes, click here.