Kunal Jain, founder and CEO of Analytics Vidhya, was present at the data science congress event 2017 that was held in Mumbai, India. He was moderating the panel discussion on the topic – data science in banking, financial services and Insurance (BFSI) sector.
Analytics Vidhya is an extremely popular blogging website dedicated to teaching analytics. It has been successful in forming India’s largest analytics community. The website provides quality resources for people willing to learn the subject. The website has over 70,000 registered users and gets around 1.2 million hits per month.
The growth of the blogging site has been purely organic, and is a proof of the growing interest on the subject in India. Analytics Vidhya has been, in a way, complimenting the efforts of data science congress in building an ecosystem to promote data science within the country.
Data science congress has been instrumental in increasing the awareness of data science applications in various industries like banking, financial services, insurance, e-commerce, manufacturing, telecommunications as well as government, by inviting key delegates from corporate and government institutions, and arranging panel discussions, key note speeches etc.
Data science congress also provides an ecosystem for startups by arranging product exhibitions and demonstrations, and promotes research through paper presentations, reviews and publishing platforms in the field of Analytics, Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things & Cognitive Computing. They also organize workshops and seminars for delegates from the industries to get trained on various high end data science tools and techniques.
Analytics Vidhya, on the other hand, focuses on the students community and provides the resources to learn key skills required for building a career in analytics. There are clear learning paths defined for beginners to understand how to proceed with their learning. There are blogs, trainings and job listings available on the portal. They organize various online hackathons and datafests to foster interactions, competitions and learning. They also organize seminars and workshops to facilitate hands-on training.
Organizations like Analytics Vidhya and Data science congress together are the evangelists of data science, helping to build an ecosystem to position India to the center stage in the research and development of data science skills.