Infosys said it has entered into a three-year collaboration with Cornell University to train employees in emerging technologies such as blockchain, machine learning and human-computer interaction. As part of the association, at least 3,000 Infosys employees globally are expected to participate in the joint certification programme and others will participate course-by-course. This joint programme will also impart skills in data analytics, design, systems thinking, critical thinking and engineering on Cornell's eCornell virtual learning platform. Tan Moorthy, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Education Training and Assessments, Infosys, was quoted saying: “The Cornell University brand is synonymous with technology and talent, so we found a natural synergy between our organisations to improve workforce education.” Infosys and Cornell University will jointly research technologies that are transforming the enterprise and creating new talent demand in the US, with an emphasis on Blockchain, software-defined networks (SDNs) and cloud computing. They will explore the scope for creating a more unified policy framework for SDN; for cloud computing, seek more efficient application deployments across the public cloud in partnership with Cornell Computing and Information Science.