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The Analytics forum of SCMHRD is a student initiative starting this year (2015) and is an integral part of the Analytics Wing of the college. It acts as an interface between the student community and the industry.

We Believe
'Numbers have an important story to tell, they rely on you to give them a clear and convincing voice.'
  - Stephen Few

Our Objective
To foster an interactive learning environment that will help its members develop excellent data-driven decision-making skills, and keep them updated with latest trends & happenings across the Analytics Industry through valuable input from faculty, academia and representatives from the industry.

Our Forum will organize numerous activities across the year that will help to achieve the objective of the club, Activities include:

  • Speaker Sessions to engage students with trends and concepts from industry experts, professors, alumni, and fellow students.
  • Analytics quizzes and Real-Time Analytics Case Studies to keep up the Analytics Quotient.
  • SCMHRD Analytics Magazine "VISHLESHKI".

Greeting From Analytics Club

We as students of Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics (PGPBA) are pleased to invite you to the Analytics Conference “Avenir ‘16” scheduled on 27 February,2016 at Symbiosis Centre for management and Human Resource Development, Pune.

The one year full time residential PGPBA is designed for holistic knowledge on real life real time analytics. This program trains the practitioners in the substantial use of modern techniques in analytics for making informed business decisions.

Below are the details of the event:

  • Location and address of the conference: Symbiosis centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD), Pune
  • Duration of Event: Event will be for a duration of 4-5 hours and starts at 9:00AM
  • Theme:SMAC(Social, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud)
  • Purpose of the Conference: Our goal is to bring together bright minds to talk on areas that are idea-focused, and focus on wide range of Analytics.  Expert Knowledge in the area would be of greatvalue to the audience, especially the budding Analytics Students of the country who require the guidance and path-breaking ideas to lead their way through tough completion in the Global market.
  • General Profile of Target Audience:Post Graduates in Business Analytics, MBA Graduates and Corporate Stalwarts
  • Topic of the presentation and duration of the session: You have the privilege to choose the topic of your choice and expertise which should be related to the theme. Length of the talk should be tentatively 30 mins.
  • Honorarium and expenses to be paid: All the travel, accommodation and food expenses will be taken care by us. Details regarding the same will be communicated once we receive formal acceptance from your end.

Conference Event Schedule

10:30 am – 10:35 am

Students to be Seated

10:35 am - 10:40 am

Seating of the Guests

10:40 am - 10:45 am

Lighting of the Lamp

All Dignitaries

10:45 am - 10:55 am

Welcome Address

Dr. Pratima Sheorey

Director, SCMHRD, Pune

10:55 am - 11:00 am

Felicitation of Guests

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Special Address

Mr Vivek Shrivastava, Executive Director PwC

11:30 am – 12 noon

Special Address

R. Krishna Kumar,Country Head, Abzooba

12 noon - 12:30 pm

Special Address

Kunal Jain,Founder&CEO Analytics Vidhya

12:30 pm - 12:45 pm

Networking Break for Speakers

Spot Prizes for Audience

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

Special Address

Sandeep Giri, CEO,KnowBigData

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Special Address

Abhishek Taneja,Senior Manager,Standard Chartered

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Vote of Thanks

2:30 pm Onwards




02:30 pm

Participants Reporting

02:30 pm - 02:45 pm

Participants Registrations

02:45 pm - 03:00 pm

Introduction of Judges


Anish Anand, Brillio

Amit Upadhyay, Equiskill

Abhishek Taneja , Standard Chartered

03:00 pm - 03:15 pm



03:15 pm - 03:25 pm


By Judges

03:25 pm - 03:40 pm



03:40 pm - 03:50 pm


By Judges

03:50 pm - 04:05 pm



04:05 pm - 04:15 pm


By Judges

04:15 pm - 04:30 pm



04:30 pm - 04:40 pm


By Judges

04:40 pm - 04:55 pm



04:55 pm - 05:05 pm


By Judges

05:05 pm - 05:15 pm

Felicitation of Judges

05:15 pm - 05:30 pm

Vote of Thanks

05:30 pm



Venue: Room 503
Day and Date:Saturday, 27th February,2016


Venue: Room 503
Day and Date:Saturday, 27th February,2016


1) R.Krishna Kumar
Executive Director, Abzooba
Topic : Sentiment and Emotion Analysis based on Social Media.

R. Krishna Kumar (“KK”) has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Prior to Abzooba, he led technology teams at Denave India Pvt Ltd, Avita Software Pvt. Ltd., and Virtual Gold, Inc., the last 2 of which were co-founded by him. Prior to this, he worked at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, New York, USA.

He has proven expertise in architecting large systems, and designing enterprise-wide solutions for data management, including collection, warehousing and advanced analytics, including OLAP and data mining. He has co-authored several pioneering technical papers and research reports for various publications, and two international patents. He received the B. Tech. and M. Tech. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

2) Kunal Jain
Founder & CEO Analytics Vidhya
Topic :  Building a nation of data scientists!

  • Designation - Founder & CEO, Analytics Vidhya
  • Write-up about Yourself in 40 words (to introduce the audience) - Kunal is an Aerospace Engineer by education, a data scientist by heart and data science evangelist by profession. He founded Analytics Vidhya, world's largest and fastest growing Analytics and Data Science community in 2014. Before starting Analytics Vidhya, he had worked with the likes of Capital One and Aviva Life Insurance.

3) Sandeep Giri
CEO KnowBigData
Topic : Big Data & Artificial Intelligence

  • Your Designation -Founder of CloudxLab
  • Write-up about Yourself in 40 words (to introduce the audience)
    Sandeep Giri started his career in 2002 with D.E.Shaw after graduating from IIT Roorkee. At D.E.Shaw, he worked at very large scale computing. Later he founded tBIts Global. Afterward, he worked with Amazon & Inmobi on very large scale computing. In 2014 he started KnowBigData.com and Launched a platform called CloudxLab.

4) Abhishek Taneja
Senior Manager, Standard Chartered
Topic :  Use of analytics in Banking.

  • Your Designation - Senior Manager, Retail Clients Analytics, Standard Chartered
  • Write-up about Yourself in 40 words (to introduce the audience) - I have around 12 years of experience in the industry, primarily into Retail Banking Analytics. I have worked across multinational banks (Citi, HSBC, Capital One and Standard Chartered). In m current role I lead the analytics team working on ASEAN and South Asia region of SCB. I passed out of SCMHRD in 2004.

Speaker Presentation

Speaker Subject

Vivek Shrivastava
Data And Analytics
Executive Director Data & Analytics, PwC India

Vivek Shrivastava

Vivek is an Executive Director in PwC s and has more than 20 years of consulting experience in the field of Business Intelligence (BI), Information Management (IM) and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM). Vivek is currently the BI practice strategy leader responsible for defining the product/solution strategy, go to market initiatives and incubating differentiated solutions from an industry domain perspective. Additionally, Vivek has P/L responsibilities in the Consumer and Industrial Products and Services sector which includes market development along with execution responsibilities for both domestic and international markets.

Data Analytics and Advanced Analytics Techniques can help organizations make sense of data being generated within and outside the organization and gain a competitive advantage. With advanced IT infrastructure, new breed of applications and high bandwidth of connectivity organizations have now gained the capability to acquire huge amount of business, operations and social data on a continuous basis. Analytics gives that power of transformation in the hands of the leader and help to take informed decision.

Data Analytical Techniques :

  • Big Data Analytics
  • Advance Analytics
  • Data Visualization
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