Press Release

18. October 2023

Arvato Systems Partners with Udacity to Deliver Digital Transformation through Customized Technical Skills Training

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Comprehensive partnership with global online learning platform Udacity | © Arvato Systems
  • Arvato Systems enters into a partnership with global online learning platform Udacity 
  • Arvato Systems and Udacity provide companies with a customized range of in-demand technical skills training, enabling them to work at any level of digital maturity

Gütersloh – More than just IT services: Arvato Systems provides customers with holistic support for their digital transformation, which goes far beyond the implementation of IT solutions. Now Arvato Systems is partnering with online learning platform Udacity to offer its customers individual technical skills training, education, and customized learning paths to prepare professionals for ever-changing digital requirements.


Arvato Systems offers its customers comprehensive transformation programs as a digital transformation partner. This includes industry-specific implementation of IT solutions and the consulting and provision of services that sustainably help customers with their digitization strategy. To do this in the context of organizational and personnel development, Arvato Systems is strengthening its position by partnering with long-standing solution Udacity, a market leader in professional technical skills development. 


Working with Udacity, Arvato Systems‘ B2B customers can build  the necessary knowledge and skill sets to achieve their next level of digital maturity. This is not just about providing customers with access to an online education platform; rather, Arvato Systems and Udacity want to develop custom-fit training and development concepts and individual learning paths for specific needs, and make them available to IT service provider's customers. 


"In our view, a transformation program can only be successful if it considers all crucial levels. This includes the targeted professional development of personnel. With Udacity as a partner at our side, we can open up a whole new breadth of state-of-the-art training opportunities for our customers," said René Wendt-Leppich, Head of Business Transformation Advisory at Arvato Systems. 


"The shortage of skilled workers, especially in IT, is enormous. Equipping professionals with the knowledge and skill sets they need to evolve in the digital age, particularly in the areas of artificial intelligence, data science, cloud computing and cybersecurity, is a primary concern for Udacity,“ said Holger Kobler, RVP EMEA at Udacity. ”We are honored to partner with Arvato Systems and make our global online learning platform available to its customers." 

Udacity and Bertelsmann

The international media, services and education company Bertelsmann has been investing in the international growth of the Silicon Valley platform provider since 2014 and, in cooperation with Udacity, has been offering various scholarship initiatives since 2018 in response to the growing global shortage of IT and tech professionals. Under the #50000Chances campaign, Bertelsmann distributed 50,000 scholarships for the "Udacity Tech Scholarship" program in 2019 and 2020. In 2022, two additional programs were added, the "Next Generation Tech Booster" program and the "Bertelsmann Employee Scholarship" program.

About Udacity

Udacity changes lives, businesses, and nations by providing upskilling programs in digital technologies. Udacity's global, online learning platform emphasizes project-based learning, personalized feedback, 24/7 mentor support, and content taught by industry experts. Programs include job-relevant content for competencies in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, autonomous systems, and cloud computing, among other new and emerging categories. Udacity has 13.8M registered users globally and more than 100 enterprise customers including Airbus, Bertelsmann, BNP Paribas, Leidos, Mazda, and the United States Air Force. Udacity collaborates with more than 200 global industry partners including Google, Mercedes-Benz, and NVIDIA to power its technical upskilling programs and courses. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., the private company has operations in the United Kingdom, Egypt, Germany, India, and the United Arab Emirates. Udacity has raised $163 million in funding to date from investors including Bertelsmann, Andreessen Horowitz, Charles River Ventures, and Drive Capital. For more information, please visit

About Arvato Systems

Global IT specialist Arvato Systems supports major companies in Digital Transformation. About 3,400 staff in over 25 locations stand for in-depth technology expertise, industry knowledge, and focus on customer requirements. Working as a team, we develop innovative IT solutions, transition our clients into the Cloud, integrate digital processes, and take on IT systems operation and support. As a part of the Bertelsmann-owned Arvato Group network, we have the unique capability to work across the entire value chain. Through our strong strategic partner network with global top players such as AWS, Google, Microsoft, and SAP, we continuously strengthen our know-how and leverage the most advanced technology. We Empower Digital Leaders. 

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