Cypher 2016, India’s largest and most exciting analytics summit’s 2nd edition concluded recently. As a concluding event, Cypher hosted an Awards Ceremony in collaboration with Great Lakes Institute of Management to recognize the best in the data science world in India. The Great Lakes Data Science Excellence Awards saw participation from the leading organization as well as start-ups from the analytics industry. The awards was a showcase of the best practices and stellar achievements of enterprises in this sector.
Mohan Lakhamraju, CEO & Vice Chairman, Great Lakes Institute of Management commented “We at Great Lakes have been fortunate to collaborate with leading companies in India to develop and nurture analytics talent. And given this close industry-academia partnership, we are witnessing the fantastic work being done by analytics companies in India. Given the growing impact and adoption of analytics, we at Great Lakes wanted to acknowledge the cutting edge and innovative work being done any analytics companies in India. This was the thought behind instituting Great Lakes Data Science awards.”
He further added “We received over 30 nominations across these categories from companies of various scale – startups to large enterprises and working on solving analytics problems across industries – healthcare, financial services, retail, social media etc. We had established enterprises such as TCS, Yes Bank, Happiest Minds, Brillio, eClerx to consulting firms such as Mafoi, Cartesian Consulting, Bridgei2i to product companies such as Oxigen, and several very exciting startups. The selection of awardees was done by a committee of Great Lakes analytics faculty and Industry experts in analytics and was based on the write up and other collaterals submitted by the companies. “
Bhasker Gupta, CEO and Founder, Analytics India Magazine said “This is the first time such recognition of achievement has taken place in the analytics industry and we are happy to have initiated it. A rigorous and methodical assessment approach was followed to decide the top achievers and only the best performances were acknowledged.”
The awards were presented for 5 different categories. Under the category ‘Best Boutique Analytics Firm’, 2 companies emerged as clear winners – Bridgei2i, the analytics solution provider and Cartesian Consulting, a consulting firm specialising in marketing analytics.
For the next category ‘Best Data Science Project’, the award was presented to Brillio for their achievements in the debt collection space, Happiest Minds for their project mCaaS (Managed Content as a Service) and TCS for their project TCS Optumera–Macrospace Optimization.
Srinivas Guntur, Vice President – Brillio Analytics said “Brillio won this award for its work in the debt collections space. The customer had a unique challenge of improving the entity’s overall revenue while, at the same time, controlling the costs it was incurring on legal processes. There was need for a solution that could predict business actions with accuracy and be implemented across cross-sections of the company’s portfolio to improve the collections. The project is a perfect example of how we leveraged our domain expertise along with technical and analytical expertise to build a robust and scalable solution to address the above. Brillio has been helping customer take informed decisions on their business and improve their overall collections by as much as 8%.”
Manoj Kalyan, AVP – Brillio Data added, “We would like to take this opportunity to thank the organizers of CYPHER for the recognition. The award firmly establishes our growing leadership in Big Data Analytics.”
Ayan Chaki, Happiest Minds, spoke about the project for which they received the award, “mCaaS (Managed Content as a Service) is a unique and intelligent Digital knowledge/content broker which enables deliver relevant and personalized knowledge/content delivery thus disrupting any customer/employee self-service and customer associate interactions (for sales and service) across all digital and virtual channels; notably so in market research, retail and banking industries, aspiring to bring further disruptions in BFSI, Travel, Media & Entertainment and other customer centric industries in the near future.”
Lead Semantics emerged as the undisputed winner for the third category ‘Emerging Analytics Product Startup’. They won the award for Hiddime – a cloud analytics service
Prasad Y, Founder, Lead Semantics, and CEO, Hiddime commented “Hiddime is the world’s first SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGY powered BI & Analytics tool in the cloud. We are thrilled CYPHER lead the way in recognizing us with Analytics Product Excellance Award, we are certain rest of the world will follow.”
Next category ‘Emerging Analytics Services Startup’ award was well deserved by G-square Solutions. “We take pride in winning the award as it is a recognition of the hard & quality work we have done in the past seven quarters. Being awarded at a forum which is a congregation of specialised Analytics experts gives us a seal of emerging & strong analytics solutions company. G-Square Solutions strives to be a global leader in plug and play analytics products space in the months and years to come.” said Gurpreet Singh Co-founder & Director , G-Square Solutions.
The last category ‘Most Admired Data Science Project of the Year’ saw two companies winning the title, eClerx and YES Bank. eClerx won it for eVigil, an in-house real time security analytics application and YES bank for their projetct -1 Click Personal Loan in 10 seconds
“We at eClerx are highly committed to Analytics and are honored to receive this recognition. Cypher 2016 was a great platform to learn, participate and share ideas with the best minds from the Analytics industry and academia” said Mahendra Ramani, eClerx
Anand K Sundaram, Head – Credit Intelligence & Analytics, YES Bank commented, “Thanks to Analytics India Magazine for hosting a successful Cypher2016 summit where we could network with data science experts and get to know from Speakers in the forum. It is an excellent to have created a platform to recognize data science application projects. At YES Bank, I am very glad that we have won the Most Admired Data Science Project of the Year”.
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