Gramener & Republic TV Partner to Cover #GujaratElection2017

Mumbai, India, December 11, 2017:

Under the campaign, #Dec18WithArnab, Republic TV has lined up exclusive coverage of the Gujarat Elections 2017 in the week leading up to the counting day and on counting day, with programming to bring the most insightful and real time coverage. The special election coverage will be powered by Gramener. Gramener will help enhance the visual look both on-air and online to present the data in a constructive and meaningful manner.

Gramener is a data science company that handles large-scale data via non-traditional analytics and visualizes it in real-time which helps identify the right questions and draw out insights. The company forayed in visual data journalism in 2013 and has since conducted multiple projects in visualizing election campaign data with clear number-based analyses, including national elections in 2014 and multiple state elections since then.

Anand S, CEO, Gramener said, “We are excited to partner with Arnab Goswami and his team and would bring our Data Science expertise to sharpen the editorial Gujarat election analysis with cutting-edge Analytics & Visualization tools in a real-time environment for Republic TV.”

Naveen Gattu, COO at Gramener said, “We look forward to work with Republic and to present exciting data stories, interesting patterns, and correlations in real-time backed by powerful editorial narratives to make the election coverage, simple and insightful for the Republic audience.”

Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief & Founder, Republic TV said, “The Gujarat Elections are strategically important as they will set context for the National Elections in 2019. We are delighted to work with Team Gramener once again and look forward to cutting-edge analysis and sharp visuals provided real time for the Republic audience.”

Republic TV’s election coverage will be telecast on air and will be available on the website, and the Republic TV app.

Gramener did not work on exit polls

We were surprised to find images and messages on social media mentioning Gramener was associated with exit polls for the ongoing Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections.
We haven’t been involved in any exit polls for the December 2017 elections.
We do work with media during elections. We’re partnering with Republic TV this time. (Stay tuned to Republic this weekend.) We also worked with Network18 in February 2017 to visualize exit poll results.
But in December 2017, we have not been involved in any exit polls.

Gramener recognized in Gartner report

“Gramener is named in Gartner report “Market Guide for Data Science and Machine Learning Service Providers” by Jorgen Heizenberg, Alexander Linden, Jim Hare, Nigel Shen, Ehtisham Zaidi published on 31st October 2017. Gramener has been recognized as one of Representative Vendors for DS&ML service providers that can help Data and Analytics leaders to fill their analytics deficit and augment their team.”

The report highlights a growing shortage of data science skills – a problem that Gramener tackles using a combination of standardized approach and toolset.

Gramener’s framework for exploratory data science allows anyone to repeatedly arrive at actionable insights using machine learning. The framework guides analysts on 

–   the choice of variables

–   the optimal variable transformations

–   a pre-selected list of algorithms applicable for the use case, and

–   guidance on interpreting the results for business users

Gramener’s accelerators automate this process for analysts. They analyze the metadata for patterns, and use these patterns to auto-determine the variables, transformations and model parameters.

The result is the that work of the analyst is focused on framing the questions, extracting data, and interpreting the results. The collective expertise of the organization is packaged into the framework and accelerators, allowing anyone to be a good data scientist.

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