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I explored multiple business divisions such as Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain and Relationship Management post my MBA in Marketing & Operations. I finally found the subject that potentially lies at the crux of improvement in all those fields... and so began my quest to dig deeper, understand analytics and begin working in this field. It's been an interesting journey so far trying to understand concepts, cutting through loads of jargon, sidestepping heavily opinionated & hyped articles, living through criticism from seasoned veterans to finally take paths less traveled.
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http://in.linkedin.com/pub/amogh-borkar/15/82/bbb
Professional Status
Manager
Years of Experience:
7.5
Your Job Title:
Data Scientist/ Econometrician
Interests:
Finding a new position, Networking, New venture, Recruiting
What is your Favorite Data Mining or Analytical Website?
http://www.kaggle.com
What Other Analytical Website do you Recommend?
http://www.analyticsvidhya.com

Amogh Borkar's Blog

Data Shinobi: 3 - The Shrines & The Deities

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 2:00am 1 Comment

In this post, we will look at the various 'Shrines' and 'Giants' on whose shoulders most modern Data Scientists stand. I am often daunted by the Job Descriptions people come up with for Data Scientists these days. 

A recent JD I encountered contained :-

  1. A lot of Techniques under - Statistical Modeling, Machine Learning, NLP, Visualization, Big Data, Databases...
  2. And the tools list was never ending - R, SAS, SPSS,…
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Data Shinobi: 2 - The Tree of the Data Shinobi

Posted on June 8, 2014 at 2:30am 0 Comments

Having looked at the fundamentals in the first blog, the natural next step is to understand the various types of strategies to "attack" the data and make it reveal useful information. However, there is one step we must take just before that: Understand the "enemy" i.e. the problem at hand and the data available.

The Tree of the Data Shinobi:

The tree below is an attempt at categorizing the most commonly…

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Data Shinobi: 1 - The Fundamentals

Posted on May 31, 2014 at 3:46am 0 Comments

With loads of content and hype about Data Science, Analytics and Big Data coming up every day, I felt compelled to share my journey and experiences in exploring this space. Here, I intend to begin a series of posts on the subject stripped it down to it's core (as I understand it) and than building upon it.

While there are a whole bunch of directions these subjects could be approached from, I present here the path that I found most convenient to tread. I would like to call it the path…

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