Dattansh, the 5th annual Analytics Conclave

By Lakshmi Naveena Tamiri

On January 21st, the Data Science and Data Analytics (DSDA) branch of the Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT) hosted the 5th annual Analytics Conclave, Dattansh. The event’s theme was “Data Notitia,” derived from the Latin word “notus”, meaning knowledge. The event took place in the SIC auditorium and featured four industry experts.

The event was inaugurated with the lighting of the auspicious lamp by all the dignitaries, setting the tone for an exciting day of learning and discovery. The Director of SCIT, Dhanya Pramod, gave an enlightening speech about the future of the Data Science field and how SCIT has always been ahead of the curve in this domain.

The keynote speaker, Anish Nauhria, currently the Director of Data Science at American Express, shared his insights on the importance of critically analyzing data and how the data analytics life cycle is an iterative process. He also discussed three case studies about complex algorithms and their uses in various industries.

The second speaker, Prakash Patil, who is the Associate Director of Data Science at PepsiCo, discussed the importance of data quality and the key contributor towards the success or failure of a data science project. He also shared real-world use cases, including financial planning forecasts and functional competencies. He emphasized that understanding the business problem is more important than type of data and type of algorithm you use to solve it.

The third speaker, Dr. Ranga Srinivas Gunti, Manager, TATA motors, TPEML, discussed the importance of data science and AI for mobility engineers. He gave insights into the transition in the automotive industry from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles (EVs). He also discussed the problems that come with buying an EV, such as charging and range, and how data science can be used to solve them. He also talked about how data science models can be used to manage energy in EVs.

He was followed by Dr. Dinesh Helwade, Director of Analytics, Parker Avery group, who discussed model operations and analytics and the importance of having different perspectives in a team. He also highlighted his career and technology roadmap over the past two decades, noting how technology has changed. He emphasized the importance of using SQL and Pyspark for analyzing big data and provided a high-level overview of the demand forecasting model used by the Parker Avery Group. He also discussed the key factors contributing to enterprise demand intelligence’s success.

The event was concluded by a vote of thanks given by Professor Ajey Kumar, who is handling the guest lecture committee of the DSDA branch at SCIT. He conveyed a vote of thanks to all the speakers for their insightful and real-life experiences in the data science world. He also thanked the whole GL DSDA committee, the audience and the faculties for assisting in a hassle-free Dattansh

To conclude, the Dattansh 2023 was a great success and provided valuable insights into the advancements and future of the data science industry. The event was an excellent platform for students and professionals to learn and network with industry experts. The use of real-world examples and case studies made the event even more engaging and informative.