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100+ End users, 50+ CXOs, 120+ startups at the Big Data Summit. Do not miss it!

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The fourth edition of the NASSCOM Big Data & Analytics Summit 2016, is within sniffing distance. Well, less than 48 hours can certainly be called that. 20 sessions, 35 speakers, and the cynosure of all eyes will be on, Rise of Algorithms and AI: Complexity to Competitive Advantage. With a stellar line of speakers and topics in store, it is pretty much clear as to what kind of takeaways one can look at. At this juncture, it would be worthwhile to do a deep dive, to slice and splice the data (profiles) to see who your co-attendees are likely to be. What is interesting to observe is that the number of end users is significant, as is startups. This is indicative – and arguably – that adoption rates are high and SME organisations are creating solutions to cater to a rising deman...

The Tweet Chat with Srikanth Velamakanni (Fractal) – the Nuggets

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The Tweet Chat Series has proven to be most effective and throws up real gems in the shortest time imaginable, and with a very high degree of engagement. This time, we chatted with Srikanth Velamakanni Fractal Analytics Inc. Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. He is one of the key speakers at the NASSCOM Big Data & Analytics Summit 2016. Key Takeaways From the Tweet Chat  What is AI @ Scale? The marriage of Big Data and AI, results in big analytics. Scale. India has some of the smartest data scientists and big data engineers in the world. A hotbed of high-end talent who are in great demand. Humility and hunger were spoken in same breath. Hire smart people who are humble and hungry. Build IP in process and serve clients. Indian companies will need to respond to evolving customer exp...

“Chatting” With Patrick Using Digital

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Digital is going to change everything. “Going to” or has it already? It is even touted to minimise human intervention, but with a much greater positive impact on productivity and efficiency. As a best practice, we often interview speakers to get their thoughts and share it with the community at large. This time we thought of breaking the traditional mould and engaging Patrick through a “Tweet Chat.” Patrick Schwerdtfeger, a leading authority on global business trends including disruptive innovation, ‘big data’ and the social media revolution, is one of our Keynote Speakers at the NASSCOM Big Data & Analytics Summit 2016.  Needless to say it went by like a breeze, and we were able to gain some valuable insights in minimum time, expending almost next-to-nothing physical effort. It reinfo...

Artificial Intelligence – a Harbinger of Great Change and Re-skilling Opportunities

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Going by the rapid progress that is being made in the field of Artificial Intelligence, soon, and yet arguably, it is likely that there will be very little left to justify the sobriquet, “artificial.” We wanted to bust the myth surrounding AI and get down to the brass-tacks. With that intent in mind, we spoke to George John, Artificial Intelligence-focused Investor, Advisor, and Board Director. He is based out of the Bay Area. A most experienced man in this field, who is also our Keynote speaker at the NASSCOM Big Data Summit, to be held later this month. AI Applications – Where We Are Successful use cases are replete in specific domains, but on the whole right now, much hand holding is required to make AI reach anywhere close to its avowed potential of super human competence. Having said ...

Visionary speakers at the Big Data Summit

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1. Patrick Schwerdtfeger In one of the TED conferences, Patrick Schwerdtfeger made a very interesting observation which forms the premise of this whole theory behind Big Data & Analytics. Patrick says, that the human mind is capable of making 10 million observations in 1 minute. Smell, sight etc. Out of which it can make sense of (retain) only 40 observations which it then uses to predict the immediate outcome. For example, on the highway, a seasoned driver would know if the car ahead is likely to take an unexpected swerve and endanger lives; or a coach knows if the tennis player is likely to make a double fault. Intuition? Remarkable as it may sound, but it also means that 99.99% of these observations go unreported, and that’s where machines can trump humans. This is the premise on wh...

Innovative analytics startups showcased at the Big Data Summit

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Can a conference of the size and magnitude of the NASSCOM Big Data & Analytics Summit, be complete without an extensive Product Showcase? Certainly NOT! It’s the showcase session, which provides that vital connect between global best practices and what’s truly happening at ground level. It is a huge confidence booster of sorts, to witness complex technology unfolding right in front of our eyes, and not typically shackled by the two dimensions of a power-point, accentuated by the oratory skills of the presenter and other optical paraphernalia, notwithstanding. 3-D trumps 2-D. Any day! Let us have a brief look at these products which will be showcased, and try to capture what will hold the august audience in thrall. Arya Arya.ai is an AI based research companion app built with users̵...

Big Data Summit: Just Got Bigger & Better

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A cynic is likely to remark that there more number of Big Data & Analytics conferences held in a year, than the actual proliferation of the avowed technology. While the world is filled with their ilk, and their presence (or absence if we are lucky) should not be a cause of undue concern, yet there are rare occasions when one is able to face criticism head on, especially when the cards are loaded in one’s favour. The cards ARE loaded in our favour this time! NASSCOM Big Data & Analytics Summit 2016 comes packaged with a high degree uniqueness, which cannot be missed. The proverbial value-add “isn’t just another value add” in a complex maze of over-sell, and here’s an opportunity to see why not: 1. It is the first Analytics event to focus on AI. Unarguably, it takes a lot of effort a...

Big Data Summit – Sessions you can’t miss

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When you walk into any large conference, there is a feeling of being overwhelmed because of the flurry of activities all around. It helps, if one is able to identify beforehand which are the key sessions and plan accordingly. Conferences are also great places to establish and renew business connects after all. This an attempt to capture some of the key knowledge dissemination sessions. Needless to say, this cannot be conclusive, but there does prevail a certain degree of familiarity. The participant base is rich and diverse, and we do appreciate that there will be varying levels of interest. Day 1 – 23rd June (Thursday)    You should attend the Welcome Address by the Former Chairman of NASSCOM, Mr B.V.R. Mohan Reddy. He will provide an outline on the thought process behind this event, and ...

The imperative for Indian BPM players to shift to cloud first, analytics first

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Modern offshoring was invented in India. Enabled by revolutionary new technology in global telecommunications and data transfer at the end of the 20th Century, India’s technology and business services industry was a disruptive force across the globe. The industry thrived with its new business models and forced companies around the world and in a range of industries to rethink their own. Now the Indian companies that championed this growth era have become the incumbents. They face a new disruptive force — digital technology. They must now anticipate how their markets will change and adapt to new business models. Impact of Digital on BPM The total addressable market for BPM services is expected to grow to USD 234 billion in 2020 and further to almost USD 260 billion by 2025. Overall the mark...

Outsource Maintenance to the OEM with Industrial IoT

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By Ralph Rio, The prime reason most industrial plants still have internal, on-site maintenance staffs is to reduce repair times and unplanned downtime, which negatively impact revenue, customer satisfaction, cost, and other key business metrics. In most plants today, contracting with the equipment manufacturer for maintenance usually results in unacceptably long periods of downtime for critical equipment while waiting for a technician to arrive – particularly with the typical two passes required for inspection and repair. However, emerging Industrial IoT (IIoT)-enabled condition monitoring and predictive maintenance approaches allow manufacturers to re-consider outsourcing to the OEM. Faced with the current skills shortage and other constraints, many will find OEM supplier-provided service...