Farzana is responsible for designing and conducting labour market analytics to understand trends better, identify opportunities and contribute to regional planning. She serves as a critical point of contact for OTEC’s Destination Dynamics: Real-time local Tourism Revenue & Labour Forecasting model and our Labour Market Information. She works closely with colleagues and TSNO Alliance members to visualize our labour market information to build the sector’s capacity to better plan for and respond to market fluctuations using locally relevant insights.
Farzana comes to OTEC from the Reserve Bank of India, where she was working on current account sustainability and forecasting the probability of crisis using non-linear regression methods. She brings in experience of implementing data visualizations (specifically in Tableau and Power BI) and industry-specific statistical models (including text mining models). In addition, Farzana worked as a research assistant with the University of Queensland creating advanced statistical models, writing research papers, and liaising with various academic departments to produce interdisciplinary research.
She holds a Masters in Economics from University of Queensland in Australia, along with a Bachelor in Economics from University of Kent in the UK. She also has a certificate of Data Science in R and SAS.