- Analytics Olympiad witnesses record participation with over 1000 registrations and 340+ submissions
- Manish Pathak of MiQ Digital, Varun Jagannath of DBS and Rishi Madhav of Tech Mahindra declared winners of Analytics Olympiad 2022
The Academy of Continuing Education (ACE) at Shiv Nadar University (Institution of Eminence), Delhi-NCR (SNU) organized the Analytics Olympiad 2022, in partnership with MachineHack. The competition brought together participants from across India to showcase their skills in Data Analytics for Business. The event also served as a platform for noted industry leaders to present their diverse perspectives on data science and analytics in business.
After two days of intense, thought-provoking, and insightful discussions, the jury declared Manish Pathak, Senior Data Scientist – The winner, Varun Jagannath, Senior Data scientist – The first runner-up, and Rishi Madhav, Presales and Solutions Lead (Data & Analytics) – The second runner-up.
The winner received the grand prize of INR 1 lakh. The runners-up in second and third positions were awarded INR 30,000 & INR 20,000 each respectively.
The Analytics Olympiad received over 1000 registrations from across the country and following a stringent qualifying round, 340+ submissions were selected. Out of these, only ten candidates were shortlisted to present their ideas in front of the renowned jury panel, some of whom included Mr. Aman Garg, Head of Data & AI – DSP Mutual Fund, Mr. Anubhav Srivastava, Head of Data Science, Digital Ventures – Viacom18 Media, Ms. Megha Sinha, Vice President AI/ML Practice – Genpact, Ms. Ruchi Bubber, Head Sales Analytics – Pernod Ricard and more.
Speaking at the event, keynote speaker Dr. Pradeep Chintagunta, Distinguished Service Professor of Marketing, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business said: “You are leveraging information of real people to get insights. You must respect the data as much as you respect the people you’re getting data from.” He added, “Ethnographic research and experimentation provide hypotheses around consumer insights, and analyses of data provide evidence on whether your hypotheses are supported.”
In his address, Dr. Bibek Banerjee, Dean of the School of Management and Entrepreneurship and the Founding Dean of ACE at SNU said, “At Shiv Nadar University, we collaborate with the industry to develop solutions to real-life problems on real-time. This was the purpose behind the Analytics Olympiad, where practice leaders, our academic faculty, students and analytics professionals come together on a platform.” He added that “Progressive institutions like SNU are moving beyond mere knowledge dissemination and investing into research and development to create knowledge by leveraging digital platforms in a world where zetabytes of data is available at one’s fingertips.”