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Jigsaw Academy is back with this year’s analytics industry report! Yes, last year, we brought you the Big Data and Analytics Salary Report 2016 – the report that offered you the most authentic salary and industry information y...

Data is the information you collect from your customers. That’s more or less the basic definition of it. Big data, though, is something else entirely. It represents the modern era of digital strategizing and is growing at an ala...

Niranjanprasad Bhagwat is a manager working with a Global Analytical Company, having 12+ years’ experience with expertise in strategy implementation, business process improvement, and knowledge management. Niranjan completed his...

Classification problem is quite popular in various domains such as finance and telecommunication, for example, to predict the churn in telecommunication.  Selection of a method, out of classical or machine learning algorithms, de...

We are very happy to feature a discussion with Vicky Crasto, a super successful student at Jigsaw Academy. Vicky has not only excelled in the Data Science and Machine Learning Specialization, but has been a winner of two industry ...

There are tons of things happening in the world and what we come across and know on a daily basis is just 5% of them. When it comes to technology, the happenings are even rapid and fast. You go to sleep thinking about a technology...

Yes, MNC firms are hiring hundreds of skilled professionals in Analytics and why not? Upskilling is the need of the hour and we have been saying that all along. Analytics is the hot and happening Industry of 21st century. People ...

Being a techie, I honestly feel this is the best time to be alive. I’m not talking about just the scientific advancements around us such as the new and improved gadgets but diverse technologies too. Big Data analytics, for insta...

Tons of articles have been written about the amazing changes IoT is bringing about in different industries. Hundreds of explainer videos have been made on what the technology is about and how it’s slowly shaping our lives. You w...

Download this free whitepaper from Jigsaw Academy to learn about the various applications of analytics in BFSI and how to build analytics competency, from processes and people to tools and technologies....

I might sound repetitive and cliched, but Analytics and Data Science are truly the sexiest jobs of the 21st century and offer amazing work life balance. This has been a contributing factor for many women to skill up in analytics a...

The Executive Program in Business Analytics (EPBA) by Jigsaw Academy and MISB Bocconi, the only offshore presence of Università Bocconi, Italy is an intensive 10-month executive education program. The EPBA has been training mid...

Remember we rolled out scholarship programs on analytics and IoT courses a couple of weeks back? Today, we have our first winner. Yes, Jigsaw Academy is excited and extremely happy to announce Ambika as the winner of our very firs...

All our efforts, perseverance and training boil down to one moment – the moment of truth – our interview with a potential recruiter. You would have gone to training institutes, worked intensely on your communication skills, gr...

Man has always been fascinated by science-fiction, attempting to recreate some of the wildest tech imaginations. Robots, intelligent machines, advanced software, artificial intelligence and neural networks have been result of the ...

The A to Z of Analytics The world of analytics is vast and ever expanding. With new technologies, tools, and techniques cropping up regularly, the glossary to keep up with becomes a bit of a task. Worry not, we got your back. We...

Our decisions have two consequences – they either work or they don’t. However, we always don’t have the luxury to take chances and make mistakes as sometimes, the consequences can lead to events that can become irreparable. ...

When we stepped into an industry as freshers, everything seemed surreal, fast and exciting. Dedication and workplace obedience were at their peak during the early stages of our career. However, it didn’t take much time for us to...

Data science is an ever-evolving industry. Ask any prominent data scientist or an industry expert and he or she would say that an analytics aspirant needs to stay constantly updated about the industry. Be it the programming langua...

Chandler Bing’s job in the 90s was ‘Statistical Analysis and Data Reconfiguration’, a seemingly boring corporate job (hoping somebody got the F.R.I.E.N.D.S reference!) that he got ragged for regularly. Now fast forward a few...

Big Data has become an integral part of businesses today and companies are increasingly looking for people who are familiar with Big Data analytics tools. Employees are expected to be more competent in their skill sets and showcas...

The skills needed by organizations has seen a rapid transformation. While earlier there was a need to be able to work on different aspects of analytics, now there is greater consolidation in job roles and descriptions. This is the...

Data analytics is only useful if it can generate operationalizable insights, insights that can be articulated in terms of the problems at hand. Data scientists are often ill-equipped to translate the highly technical results of th...

Analytics is the hot and happening Industry of 21st century. People are trying to make a mark in the industry without knowing the skills required to master. Most of us are confused amongst the job profiles of a data analyst, busin...

The e-commerce sector in the last decade has transformed the retail industry. With the advent of smartphones, exponentially improving internet connectivity, and increased trust in online transactions, purchases made online have be...

Data and Excel sheets go hand in hand. If you’ve been in the IT sector, I’m sure there would’ve been at least one day you had to open that spreadsheet and worked on it. No matter if you’re a manager or a lead who must main...

A man has always wanted to act and feel like god, let’s accept this. It’s the same drive that has led to the inception of technologies like cloning and artificial intelligence (AI). Over the few decades, science and technology...

Everyone seems to be talking about data science these days. You go to meetups or keynote speeches, people are emphasizing the value of data science and analytics. You go hang out with your friends and one of them talks about caree...

Analytics as a career option is currently the hottest choice out there. With the stress on using data for business practices becoming increasingly important and relevant, people who can work with data are now getting all the atten...

Over the last few years, Data Science has garnered an attention that perhaps no other tech revolution has managed to. Since the days of its inception, it has taken very less time for this niche industry to influence people on the ...

By now, I’m sure most of you know what the revolutionary technology is all about. Thanks to IoT’s ability to connect with other devices in its ecosystem and communicate with them, topics on this technology have been washed, ri...

What is Big Data? In the last decade people have been calling Data sexy and Big Data, well they are calling it a mind-blowing phenomenon that is fast changing the way we live and work. It is one of the fascinating evolution of the...

While the importance of analytics and data driven decision making is very evident to most companies, and most senior management executives have a mandate to investigate and understand how to leverage data for advanced analytics wi...

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Data is at the heart of everything we do. Technology and science have disrupted traditional businesses with such force and velocity that it’s impossible for a business to thrive without data today. This sounds like a recent deve...

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The Integrated Program in Data Science and Machine Learning is one of the most premier online courses in India, offering students the best of Analytics and Machine Learning courses. The one-of-a-kind course is offered by Jigsaw Ac...

In today’s scenario, where data is still sexy and data skills are still in high demand, the true role of a Data Scientist can be ambiguous and is often confused with that of a Data Analyst or Data Engineer. Those interested in a...

Today’s fast-paced world is in a constant state of technological disruption; one in which big data reigns supreme. Rapid upskilling in data analytics can give individuals and companies the competitive edge they need to succeed. ...

The Indian IT industry in undergoing a major upheaval. The IT services market stagnated some time ago and new job creation slowed down. And now automation and robotics are coming in to take away the existing jobs as well. This is ...

A big hello to all the analytics wizards out there! Jigsaw Academy is proud to announce the winners of the Café Great Contest, which ran for over a month from 6th March to 16th April 2017. We received tons of submissions for this...

I have often come across this question – at times as a direct question from few of my colleague and also at times as a point of discussion while designing business intelligence system for the clients. Data warehousing is the...

With over 6 billion (and counting) devices connected to the internet right now, as much as 2.5 million terabytes of data are generated every single day. By 2020, millions of more devices are expected to get connected, projecting a...

Analytics is a complex subject. It requires a combination of skills that is hard to find in any one person. The path to building analytics competency in an organization is long. It takes time, effort and patience to get there. It ...

IBM Watson is a cognitive computing system that uses Artificial intelligence (AI) to build smarter systems for human beings. It is named after its former Chairman, Thomas Watson. Cognitive computing tries to simulate the human tho...

Gartner has predicted that 2017 is the year that Data and Analytics will go mainstream. We have certainly come a long way since that time when organizations were first prompted to explore and discover the magic of their data. This...

What does a Data Scientist Do? Such a simple question from the outlook but complex when actually think about it. Right? What does a data scientist do? Obviously, works with data but at what levels of complexity? What do the job ro...

What was considered science-fiction or rather a far fledged imagination decades ago is a reality now. There was a time when machine-to-machine communication, robotics, and machine intelligence were considered impossible and only m...

It’s bit of a cliché to say that this is the digital age. To be precise, we’re moving from the digital age to what we can call the smart age. With the evolution of technology, the gadget it offers, and the internet, we’re n...

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Whenever we talk about advancements, we only tend to discuss about the invention of computers, the birth of the internet, the evolution of cellphones and smartphones, social media and other stuff. But what is also part of the grea...

A high degree of uncertainty characterizes business analytics projects. There is uncertainty around what the goal of the project is, whether enough data is available to tackle the problem and the approach that needs to be taken t...

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Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are the “hot topics” in every trending article of 2017, and rightfully so. It is much like how internet emerged as a game changer in everyone’s life, Artificial Intelligence and M...

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Data is the information you collect from your customers. That’s more or less the basic definition of it. Big data, though, is something else entirely. It represents the modern era of digital strategizing and is growing at an ala...

Niranjanprasad Bhagwat is a manager working with a Global Analytical Company, having 12+ years’ experience with expertise in strategy implementation, business process improvement, and knowledge management. Niranjan completed his...

Classification problem is quite popular in various domains such as finance and telecommunication, for example, to predict the churn in telecommunication.  Selection of a method, out of classical or machine learning algorithms, de...

We are very happy to feature a discussion with Vicky Crasto, a super successful student at Jigsaw Academy. Vicky has not only excelled in the Data Science and Machine Learning Specialization, but has been a winner of two industry ...

There are tons of things happening in the world and what we come across and know on a daily basis is just 5% of them. When it comes to technology, the happenings are even rapid and fast. You go to sleep thinking about a technology...

Yes, MNC firms are hiring hundreds of skilled professionals in Analytics and why not? Upskilling is the need of the hour and we have been saying that all along. Analytics is the hot and happening Industry of 21st century. People ...

Being a techie, I honestly feel this is the best time to be alive. I’m not talking about just the scientific advancements around us such as the new and improved gadgets but diverse technologies too. Big Data analytics, for insta...

Tons of articles have been written about the amazing changes IoT is bringing about in different industries. Hundreds of explainer videos have been made on what the technology is about and how it’s slowly shaping our lives. You w...

Download this free whitepaper from Jigsaw Academy to learn about the various applications of analytics in BFSI and how to build analytics competency, from processes and people to tools and technologies....

I might sound repetitive and cliched, but Analytics and Data Science are truly the sexiest jobs of the 21st century and offer amazing work life balance. This has been a contributing factor for many women to skill up in analytics a...

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Kiran Data Analytics Ninja

Subhashini Tripathi

Subhashini Tripathi Business Analytics Pundit

Neha Shitut

Neha Shitut Analytics Guru

Sharan

Sharan Data Geek

Gunnvant Singh

Gunnvant Singh Big Data Expert

Anshuman Acharya

Anshuman Acharya Retail & Business Analytics Pro

Snehamoy Mukherjee

Snehamoy Mukherjee Data Science & Analytics Leader

Pavithrra Venkatraman

Pavithrra Venkatraman Analytics Expert