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IEG Experiential Case Studies 2014 Sep by informationexcellence
September 22, 2014, 7:43 pm
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Information Excellence Knowledge Share Session: 2014 Sep

Friday Sep/26th/2014:  02:00 PM to 07:00 PM


Big Data Applications and Use Cases (Chiranjib Bhandary)

Chiranjib will talk about the use cases of big data deployment and analytics, from multiple client deployment scenarios. The use cases will cover multiple functions and domains.

 From Data to Outcomes (Sumit Dhar)

The current topic focuses in the area of online experience management using data science to manage client outcomes in a B2B SaaS space. The speaker uses his company’s value proposition as a broad theme to talk about driving business outcomes using data and cutting edge data science concepts.

The talk mainly focuses on anticipating web visitor behaviour or intent to drive differentiated treatment provides enhanced experience to visitors while driving revenues for our clients. While bringing out the unique value proposition Data Science brings to business, the speaker also touches upon the challenges a practitioner faces and the uncertainties a business manager has to manage while executing in scale in this niche paradigm.

The talk touches upon topics such as algorithms, Big Data systems, outcomes management and finally data science as a group in an engineering company.

Data Science case study in Goldman Sachs Technology Division  (Vaidyanathan Balasubramanian)

 Goldman Sachs Technology Division consists of a massive infrastructure setup (physical hardware and applications) all of which are constantly monitored and maintained by various specialist support teams. Our focus is on keeping risk to a minimum while still driving efficiencies that allows us to manage the plant. We will share a case study that applies data science techniques to achieve this objective in our technology division.

Analytics in Sports and Entertainment (IPL) ( Himanshu Gugnani)

Description : SAP was the technology partner for KKR during the IPL 2014 season. SAP developed 2 solutions, namely , SAP Auction Analytics and SAP game Analytics which helped KKR build a team and then during the tournament itself perform better.

The solution was entirely built on the HANA platform and extensively used the predictive analytics capabilities. From finding out which player performs well in which position to figuring out the ways to getting a player out, the solution was filled with unique features which were possible only because of the SAP HANA platform. KKR was the champion for IPL 2014.


Date & Time:

Friday Sep/26th/2014:  02:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Sign in from 1:30 PM

01:30 PM to 2:00 PM     Informal Introductions and Networking

02:00 PM to 03:00 PM Big Data Applications and Use Cases

03:00 PM to 04:00 PM  Web Visitor Behaviour Analytics

Coffee Break

04:30 PM to 05:30 PM  Data Science case study in Goldman Sachs Technology Division

05:30 PM to 06:30 PM Analytics in Sports and Entertainment


Venue: Thank You TCS for hosting the Session.

TCS Logo EDR-2 (Conference room), TCS JAL building,
Salarpuria G R Tech Park,
No.69/3, Next to ITPL, Whitefield, Bangalore-66

  (This is beyond ITPL on the same side).

Map Link: Google Map Link to TCS Venue

Registration Link:

Registration Link:


(Session is free for all attendees, Registration is Essential)

Speaker Profiles:

Chiranjib Bhandary

Chiranjib_Zinnia PhotoChiranjib is the CEO and Chief Architect at Zinnia Systems, focused on Big Data and Analytics Product Development for multiple industry applications and verticals.

Has Architected and Deployed Enterprise scale systems and applications for tier-1 operators including Vodafone, Airtel, TDC, Telus, BSNL, MTNL etc. He has architected Nectar framework.

Has Contributed to the product suites at the companies such as Amdocs Ensemble, Oracle Portal, Usha Communications Unicorn, Tecnotree @Billity, HP OVO & TeMIP, IBM Netcool, Amdocs Cramer, Conceptwave OM, MyCom PrOptima etc.

He has previously worked with Aricent where he has served as Director of Engineering.

Alumni of Bengal Engineering and Science University (BESU), Kolkata and National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai.


Sumit Dhar:

Sumit DharSumit is the Vice President & Head of Client Analytics & Data Science (CADS) in 247 iLabs in Bangalore. Sumit has more than 15 years of experience in Informatics, Visualization and Predictive Analytics.

He started out building Analytical Appliances in the CRM space but has diversified into business analytics and delivering actionable insights.

His current interest is in adopting machine leaning and new Big Data components in driving customer outcomes.

Sumit has served as Vice President for CRM Analytics in GE and Vice President of Decision analytics in EXL Service. He has a B.Tech (Honors) from IIT Kharagpur and a M.S from the Penn State University in the USA.


Vaidyanathan Balasubramanian:

Vaidyanathan GSVaidyanathan is a Vice President in the Goldman Sachs Technology Division. He currently works as a data and business Analyst. He has close to 12 years of experience in various capacities as a Technical Support Manager, Account Manager and Program Manager and worked in companies such as Wipro, Symantec, Hewlett Packard in the past.


He comes with over 10 years of experience with prior stints in HP, Yodlee, Symantec and Wipro. He specializes in Customer Engagement, SLA Delivery, Team Management,


Himanshu Gugnani:

Himanshu_gugnani1Himanshu works as Program Manager for Managing director’s office of SAP Labs India. He is Innovation Lead for SAP Labs in India and works on focused solutions for Indian market.

Himanshu has been working with SAP for more than 8 years now, he is a Business consulting executive with  comprehensive experience in Market Strategy, Program Management and Development, Heading Teams, Delivering Products. Expertise in initiating and driving companywide strategic programs, managing project schedules, measuring outcomes and managing customers.

Currently working with SAP Labs India as Program Manager, Strategic Programs to drive programs that help launch products from the Labs R&D center to the market.

Himanshu is B.Tech in computer science and has done General Management program from IIM Lucknow.

Like to Volunteer?

We are non cash, non profit, knowledge centric, community driven collective intelligence program. We invite volunteers with passion for “community driven knowledge share program”. Talk to any of the volunteers or drop us a line at informationexcellence at compegence dot com or informationexcellencegroup at gmail dot com

Like to recommend or propose a speaker for future session?

Please drop us a line with the suggested speaker’s linked in profile link, topic, and the recommendation reason. For self proposal, include the details on what you intend to speak on (topic, and brief description of the topic, along with your linked in profile url). Write to us at  informationexcellence at compegence dot com or informationexcellencegroup at gmail dot com

 Like to Host?

If you have space to host 30+ people for a 3 hour duration on a Friday evening or Saturday morning; we will be delighted with your offer to host one of these sessions. The host organization does not speak in the these short format sessions, as a guideline, to eliminate the conflict of interest. Drop us a note at  informationexcellence at compegence dot com or informationexcellencegroup at gmail dot com

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I have registered for the upcoming event on “BIGData” to be held on 26th Sept’ 2014. Infact, I wish to bring along a few of my enthusiastic students to attend the knowledge session. Can they avail this opportunity?

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