Gramener wins at Express IT awards

Gramener has won the Silver prize in the pres­ti­gi­ous Analytics Solutions cat­egory at this year’s Express IT Awards. The awards were ad­judged by em­in­ent jury pan­el com­pris­ing of cor­por­ate strategists, aca­dem­i­cians and thought-leaders from the IT in­dustry. Team Gramener is proud to re­ceive the award from the Chief guest of the event , Honourable Union min­ister Mrs Nirmala Seetharaman.

Careers in Analytics

We’re do­ing an ana­lyt­ics road­show with UpGrad, AnalyticsVidhya and IIIT-B. The event’s tagline is “The next 100 thou­sand jobs in ana­lyt­ics.”

How far away are 100,000 jobs? Not far at all — Naukri re­ports 36,000 act­ive ana­lyt­ics jobs, while LinkedIn has 22,000 ana­lyt­ics pro­fes­sion­als in India already.

It’s use­ful to un­der­stand where these jobs are com­ing from. Let’s ex­plore the Naukri data­base.

To be­gin with, we find that the IT in­dustry is ab­sorb­ing al­most half of all of the ana­lyt­ics jobs. Banking is the second largest, but trails at al­most one fourth of IT’s re­cruit­ing volume. It is in­ter­est­ing that data rich in­dus­tries like Retail, Energy and Insurance are trail­ing near the bot­tom, lower than even con­struc­tion or me­dia, who handle less data. Perhaps these are ripe for dis­rup­tion through ana­lyt­ics?

Among Bangalore leads the cit­ies, fol­lowed closely by the Delhi NCR. Mumbai is next. Between them, they cov­er over 50% of the de­mand. These cit­ies are also hubs not just for ana­lyt­ics, but for any data job in gen­er­al.

Does this mean you need to be in Bangalore look­ing for an IT job to get in­to ana­lyt­ics? Well, it does help, but it’s use­ful to know which com­pan­ies are re­cruit­ing spe­cific cit­ies. For ex­ample, at Hyderabad, pharma com­pan­ies like Novartis Healthcare and E I DuPont are re­cruit­ing act­ively. So are fin­an­cial ser­vices com­pan­ies like Invesco and Thomson Reuters.

These jobs typ­ic­ally pay between 6-10 lakhs. Of course, this var­ies based on level of ex­per­i­ence. There are 30 open po­s­i­tions today that pay over Rs 1 cr, as well as over 5,000 po­s­i­tions that pay un­der Rs 3 lakhs. But there’s no doubt that a ca­reer in ana­lyt­ics is luc­rat­ive and has a heavy up­side — at least for the scale of re­cruit­ing that is on­go­ing. (Investment bank­ing does pay more. But there are far few­er jobs.)

The most com­mon edu­ca­tion­al re­quire­ment is an en­gin­eer­ing de­gree, fol­lowed by an MBA. Among the gradu­ates, the pref­er­ence for en­gin­eers is over­whelm­ing, and the de­mand for a B.Com, B.Sc or B.A is less than a sixth of the de­mand for an en­gin­eer. On the post-graduation side, the dif­fer­ence is less stark. An MBA is pre­ferred mar­gin­ally over M.Tech who are pre­ferred mar­gin­ally over CA, MCA or MS.

So there you are. The clas­sic can­did­ate for an ana­lyt­ics job is an en­gin­eer with an MBA work­ing for a soft­ware com­pany in Bangalore. But there’s enough room for ana­lyt­ics jobs for any gradu­ate in Hyderabad in pharma com­pan­ies, or in Pune at tele­com com­pan­ies and so on.

What you need is to pre­pare your­self with the right skills. Join us at the ana­lyt­ics road­show. We’ll ex­plain what it takes.

Gramener at CapGemini Startup Day

Gramener was among 11 star­tups in­vited to Capgemini’s Startup Day 2016, Bangalore. The event, held on November 21, was a plat­form to ex­hib­it the of­fer­ings by these en­ter­prises be­fore the Capgemini lead­er­ship, their Centre of Excellence teams as well as oth­er em­ploy­ees. Also present were rep­res­ent­at­ives from some of Capgemini’s cli­ents. The oth­er star­tups at the event op­er­ate in areas such as IoT, Blockchain ser­vices, VR, AI, Machine Learning, among oth­ers.

Vinay Acharya at Cap Gemini Startup Day 21 Nov 2016

Gramener’s Chief Sales Officer, Mayank Kapur, made an el­ev­at­or pitch to high­light key in­form­a­tion about the firm and our port­fo­lio. The pres­ti­gi­ous names among Gramener’s cli­en­tele evoked an evid­ent re­spon­se from the audi­ence.

The key part of the event was show­cas­ing our body of work at the booth. The eye-catching video run­ning on our screen played a big part in cap­tur­ing at­ten­tion of the par­ti­cipants. In par­tic­u­lar, Gramener’s Trade Analytics dash­board built for India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry was very well-received.

Audience in­terest var­ied over a wide spec­trum. Some among the stra­tegic lead­er­ship were look­ing to ex­plore av­en­ues of part­ner­ship with Gramener. They were keen on un­der­stand­ing the pos­sible en­gage­ment mod­els.

On the oth­er hand, func­tion­al unit or cli­ent ac­count heads were look­ing to un­der­stand Gramener’s of­fer­ings, and how Gramener was dif­fer­ent Qlik Sense, Tableau and Spotfire. These dis­cus­sions in­vari­ably grav­it­ated to­wards the rich­ness of visu­als, in­nov­at­ive data rep­res­ent­a­tions, cus­tom­isa­tion, and abil­ity to handle large-scale data.

Another as­pect that drew a pos­it­ive re­spon­se was the fact that Gramener’s solu­tions in­cluded the con­sult­ing ele­ment, and thus would be bet­ter aligned with busi­ness re­quire­ments.

The self-service abil­it­ies of oth­er visu­al­isa­tion products on the mar­ket was an­other fo­cus point; vis­it­ors un­der­stood how that cus­tom­er seg­ment was dif­fer­ent from Gramener’s.

Participants with tech­nic­al lean­ings were curi­ous about the tech­no­logy stack un­der­ly­ing our Gramex pro­duct. Most were sur­prised that this was a home-grown plat­form, and did not make use of R, SAS, SPSS etc. un­der the hood.

An event like this leaves you amazed at the ex­tent to which in­nov­at­ors in India are stretch tech­no­logy, and more im­port­antly, ima­gin­a­tion.