25 aug

You might think that the Jigsaw CEO Gaurav Vohra has enough on his plate just with Jigsaw stuff, but believe it or not, he actually spends a fair bit of his time addressing students and industry professional interested in analytics and Big Data. The truth is, Data Analytics and Big Data is his passion and he enjoys educating others on the subject as well.

Earlier this month Gaurav was invited by Prof. Ashwani Kumar to give a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and he gladly accepted. Gaurav addressed the second year students of the Business Intelligence and Data Mining course. He gave the students an introduction to big data and spoke about how the availability of unstructured data such as social media is influencing the way analytics is being used by businesses.

The analytics tools and technologies businesses decide to use are determined largely by the volume, quality and type of data at hand. As compared to the high cost of storage and other limitations with regards to data we had even ten years ago, today data collection is easy thanks to the advent of social media. All that’s needed to be able to derive useful, profitable insights is the right tools and more importantly, the right skills to access the data.

Ajay Kelkar, Co founder & COO at Hansa Cequity and Rajeev Kumar, VP Pennar were the other esteemed guests. (Take a look at Ajay Kelkar’s blog http://blog.hansacequity.com/ where he talks about his session at IIM-L)

Prof. Ashwani Kumarwho teaches Business Analytics and Information Systems at IIM Lucknow, is himself an analytics expert and enthusiast, who is going some great work in analytics. He has designed and developed new courses and programs in Business Analytics and Data Mining in collaboration with SAS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxvlSxaPTjk) and in ERP/ Enterprise Systems in collaboration with Microsoft. He has published in globally reputed international journals, primarily in the areas of Data Mining and its applications in Marketing and Finance, Business Analytics and Data Analytics for CRM.

Gaurav has been invited to be a regular guest speaker at IIM- L twice a year and he is already excited about his next visit. And of course we will tell you all about it, so keep a look out for it on our blog!

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