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Building Analytics Competency Within the Team – Common Pitfalls to Avoid

Analytics is the most sought after competency in the business world right now. LinkedIn identified it as one of the most wanted skills across the globe. I have had discussions with various L&D heads who say the mandate this year is to build analytics talent within their organization. Over the course of many such discussions, I realized that while the end goal is clear for such organizations, the path is often not.

Analytics is very simply defined as the ‘language of data’. When we…

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Added by Gaurav Vohra on May 21, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Salary Trends for analytics and big data jobs in the Indian Job Market

With companies now realizing that Analytics & Big Data are the key drivers for their organizations growth, the demand for data  scientists has risen phenomenally. From understanding consumer behaviour, to predicting market trends, even right down to product features, many business decisions today are driven by Data Analytics. The Analytics and Big Data sector has seen a consistent growth in the last five years and is expected…

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Added by Gaurav Vohra on March 2, 2016 at 2:31am — No Comments

Using Analytics to Solve the Problem of Employability

A warm welcome to our guest blogger- Arun Prabhu, Founder and CEO of inTouch Analytics. inTouch analytics delivers ‘everyday analytics’ to clients in India, United States and Europe while focusing on leveraging customer and employee relationships to deliver business value. Their forte being Talent Analytics (among other things), Arun interestingly outlines how they took on the challenge of modeling the problem of…

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Added by Gaurav Vohra on February 17, 2014 at 2:58am — No Comments

A Date with a Data Scientist

Interview with Kathirmani Sukumar, a Data Analyst at Gramener, a successful Niche Analytics Company. Kathirmani was happy to share his story and I am sure that this interview reproduced below will be very useful for all of you considering a career in data analytics. Kathirmani shares some how he became interested in analytics, some useful insights about the industry and most interesting of all, he takes us through a…

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Added by Gaurav Vohra on January 22, 2014 at 5:35am — No Comments

Jigsaw Academy Announces Predictions for the Analytics Industry in 2014

Originally posted on PR Web. Analytics and big data have influenced every aspect of business in both, traditional and non-traditional sectors across the world this year. While everyone waits to see if data analytics will continue to dominate business news, Jigsaw Academy, a world reputed analytics training academy announces their predictions for the industry…

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Added by Gaurav Vohra on January 6, 2014 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Analytics and the Indian Market- Good things ahead

Data is being collected everywhere around us. This data is analyzed and used to impact B2C and B2B markets in traditional and nontraditional sectors in ways we never imagined. Indeed Analytics has proven itself to be an essential tool for any organization, influencing every decision and impacting every stakeholder.

But what exactly does this big Analytics boom mean for India specifically? Well the outlook is extremely bright and here is just why:

We Have The…

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Added by Gaurav Vohra on May 21, 2013 at 6:09am — No Comments

Prestigious Brands Academy Award for Jigsaw Academy

Jigsaw Academy, won the prestigious Brands Academy Award for ‘Best Upcoming Academy for Analytics Courses in Bangalore’, on April 13th, 2013 at an exclusive gala event held at the ITC Maurya, New Delhi. The award was presented to the founders  Gaurav Vohra and Sarita Digumarti by Prahlad Kakkar.

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Added by Gaurav Vohra on April 16, 2013 at 2:10am — No Comments

Business World Learns: Jigsaw trains much needed Data Scientists

McKinsey India estimates that the country needs at least 150,000 new data wizards to come to grips with Big Data. McKinsey Global estimated the US itself had a shortage of between 140,000 and 190,000 people with deep data analysis skills and another 1.5 million managers, which was hampering its Big Data projects.

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Added by Gaurav Vohra on March 23, 2013 at 12:33am — No Comments

The Curse of the Bell Curve – Part 2

The ‘Bell curve’ or the ‘Gaussian bell curve’ is one of the fundamental concepts on which most of the statistical analysis is based. From social sciences to astronomy to financial services- most of the application of statistics in the real world relies on the assumption that the data being analysed is…

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Added by Gaurav Vohra on January 15, 2013 at 12:29am — No Comments

The Curse of the Bell Curve Part 1

The ‘Bell curve’ or the ‘Gaussian bell curve’ is one of the fundamental concepts on which most of the statistical analysis is based. From social sciences to astronomy to financial services- most of the application of statistics in the real world relies on the assumption that the data being analysed is distributed in…

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Added by Gaurav Vohra on January 3, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

3 Degrees that Will Prepare You for a Career in Analytics

Merriam-Webster defines analytics as “the method of logical analysis.” In business, analytics is the process of analyzing quantitative data to glean information about performance. This process is often used in marketing departments and in risk management. Analytics is also a very important tool for the management and maintenance of websites.

 

The field of analytics is growing, as more companies realize the benefits of the method. This is especially true for internet-based…

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Added by Gaurav Vohra on October 29, 2012 at 9:40pm — 1 Comment

Analytics on Unstructured data – Twitter, Facebook and Social Media

Quoting Wikipedia: - Unstructured Data (or unstructured information) refers to information that either does not have a pre-defined data model and/or does not fit well into relational tables. Unstructured information is typically text-heavy, but may…

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Added by Gaurav Vohra on October 18, 2012 at 10:27pm — 1 Comment

How do I become a data scientist?

Data scientists are the new astronauts. Everyone wants to become one. And it is not difficult to understand the reason for this.

In this age of “Big data”, more and more businesses are relying on people who can make sense of the vast amounts of information generated around us – people who can use sophisticated tools and complex-sounding statistical techniques to derive insights from larger and larger mounds of data.

Businesses have started to understand the power of data. They…

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Added by Gaurav Vohra on September 10, 2012 at 11:29pm — No Comments

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