The first ever CYPHER2015, Analytics Summit, held in Bangalore on Sep 12, 2015, was a huge success with more than 400 analytics enthusiasts and professionals attending the one day summit.
Keynote speakers included ATUL JALAN - CEO at Manthan Systems, LAKSHMANA GNANAPRAGASAM - Head of Analytics at Quantium India, MOUMITA SARKER - Director - Client Delivery at Cartesian Consulting, SAMEER DHANRAJANI - Business Leader, Cognizant Analytics at Cognizant Technology Solutions and VIVEK RATNA - Country Director, HP Big Data Platform.
Bhasker Gupta, founder of Analytics India Magazine shared his thoughts regarding this event. He said, “We realized that there is a dearth of quality conferences around Analytics in India. India being at the forefront of the Analytics wave needed a platform where industry leaders, professionals and various organizations can come together to exchange ideas. We took this initiative with the first edition of Cypher. The success of this event has motivated us to bring back Cypher again next year at a much larger scale.”
The one-day summit was held at the Hotel Park Plaza in Bangalore. Designed to be an annual meeting to bring analytics professionals at one platform, the summit discussed various trends and challenges in analytics by way of Panel discussions. Attendees also received pertinent information regarding Analytics education in India through various workshops and exhibits. HP was the main sponsor for the summit.
Sameer Dhanrajani, Business Leader, Cognizant Analytics and Data Science at Cognizant Technology Solutions said, “It was great to see a congregation of over 400+ enthusiastic analytics and data science professionals under a single forum. CYPHER 2015 was a well-envisaged event and our partnership with the Analytics India Magazine was complementing our key approach of innovative analytics thought leadership and advocacy and continued push towards path-breaking topical trends within the analytical and data science fraternity within India. I congratulate Bhasker from AIM for organizing this wonderful event and giving us all a common platform to discuss, brainstorm, and collectively learn from each other’s experiences on the forthcoming trends and topics shaping our algorithm economy.”
Organized by Analytics India Magazine, Cypher 2015 showcased various B-schools, service providers and analytics products in its exhibits. Among the B-schools, Great lakes institute of Management, Praxis Business School and Alliance University showcasing their analytics programs at the exhibit. With 32 speakers between keynotes, panel discussions and workshops; the summit saw more than 150+ companies represented.
Vivek Ratna, Country Director at HP Big Data Platform said about the event, “Cypher 2015 did a great job in congregating the niche audience interested in knowing the POV of professionals having advanced experience in analytics. It covered diverse topics and had cherry picked the experienced speakers with varied backgrounds to deliver the sessions. In my assessment, attendees took back the knowledge not available in text books and they will look forward to coming back again in subsequent editions.”
The attendees had the opportunity to meet analytics leaders as well as representatives from Cognizant, Quantium, AnalytixLabs, Team Computers, Wiley, Bridgei2i, Manthan among others. At the Summit, there was a recognition that leading businesses are already taking action to build analytics competencies. In all sectors, business has developed solutions, continues to innovate and is preparing to accelerate the scale and pace of analytics deployment. Exciting workshops were conducted by Sumeet Bansal (CEO of AnalytixLabs), on “Internet of Things meet Big Data”, PAUL MEINSHA-- USEN (Vice President, Data Science at Housing.com) on how Housing.com has grown and structured its data science teams and RAVI VIJAYARAGHAVAN (Head of Analytics at Flipkart) gave glimpse into some of Flipkart’s analytics solutions to drive business growth and User experience for its consumers and sellers. Moumita Sarker, Director Delivery at Cartesian consulting covered the applications of Genome Mapping in Marketing.
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Bhasker is a Data Science evangelist and practitioner with proven record of thought leadership and incubating analytics practices for various organizations. With over 16 years of experience in the area of Business Analytics, he is well recognized as an expert within the industry. Earlier, Bhasker worked as Vice President at Goldman Sachs. He is B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi and MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.