The last blog briefly examined the quality vs quantity debate as far as data is concerned. Data is the fundamental building block on which models are created and it is critical that we get it right if the final models are to generate business value. It may be useful to think of a model as a jigsaw puzzle for the purpose of understanding why all the pieces of data have to be present for the final product to be complete. Having said that, not having all the elements of data required is very common and we first need to know we do not have all the pieces needed, either before or during the modeling process. While this is by no means a treatise on the subject, this is a high-level view of some of the problems associated with it.
We have a new Analytics course on our Menu and this one is for all you folks who are interested in a career in Web Analytics. The course helps you gain some real-world Digital Marketing expertise & teaches you how to drive online growth for companies using analytics.
S Shyamala of the Financial Chronicle writes about the high salaries that analytics talent commands in her article “Companies ready to pay big bucks for analytics talent as demand rises”. She cites Jigsaw Academy’s Analytics Salary Report and quotes Jigsaw Academy CEO, Gaurav Vohra as saying, “The reality is that firms are investing big time in Big Data initiatives and are willing to pay big bucks for the right talent.”
Financial Express Features Jigsaw’s 2014 Analytics Salary report
Jigsaw academy in Hindustan Times
India’s Analytics Industry in the News with Talent Neuron
Towards the end of every week, I usually post an interesting link on analyticstraining.com that has to do with the latest news in the Analytics or Big Data industry. Well, considering the boom the industry is in, it’s often a difficult task to pick that one interesting article. That’s what happened this week and so here I am doing something a little different. I have picked out a few of the more interesting events, news and facts about the analytics industry that appeared in my newsfeed and I am … yes you guessed right, going to tell you about all of them. Don’t worry I will be brief, so rest assured, you won’t have to take out a lot of time from your busy day to read through this
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Thanks to our guest blogger, Jayanthi Manikandan for her blog this week on Big Data Security Analytics. Jayanthi has an undergrad degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Information Systems with a specialization in Information Assurance from Walsh College, Detroit, MI. She enjoys writing about Java, Information Security and Big Data.
Okay don’t freak out! We are not all turning into vampires. I am only talking about Team Jigsaw’s Blood Donation Initiative that happened this week. Yes, Team Jigsaw took some time off to give to the community. A group of ten from the Jigsaw office volunteered to visit the TTK Blood Bank and donate blood.
Harikrishnan Srinivasan is a Digital Marketing & Web Analytics Expert who has worked with the team at Jigsaw Academy, to develop their new Web Analytics Course. In a recent interview Analytics India Magazine talks to him about what got him interested in web analytics, his predictions for analytics, the soon to be launched web analytics course at Jigsaw and advice for those interested in a career in web analytics. Read the full article here http://analyticsindiamag.com/in-conversation-with-digital-marketing-web-analytics-expert-harikrishnan-srinivasan/
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Tableau, a leading Business Intelligence company, allows instant insight by transforming data into interactive visualizations called dashboards. It is a quick and easy tool for data analysis, visualization and information sharing. Tableau connects easily to nearly any data source currently available in the market, whether it be a corporate Data Warehouse, Microsoft Excel or web based data. And what’s more, Tableau can also be connected to multiple flavours of Hadoop.
The way organizations make decisions has been evolving. Before the introduction of Business Intelligence, the only options were gut instinct, loudest voice, and best argument. With the rapid progress in data-rich environment, the natural outcome is growing demand for Data Scientist. The rapid expansion of available data, and the tools to access and make use of the data at scale, are enabling fundamental changes to the way organizations make decisions.
Wow! We are honored. In a list just published by Analytics India Magazine, Gaurav Vohra, CEO of Jigsaw Academy has been listed as one of the 10 most prominent Analytics Academicians in India. The article says, “ Gaurav has changed the way analytics education is being imparted in India. With Jigsaw Academy, Gaurav brought the innovative concept of online education in the field on analytics, disrupting the whole industry.”
Find out who else is on the list. Read the full article here
Jigsaw Academy CEO Gaurav Vohra on CNBC Awaaz
Jigsaw Academy wins Prestigious Award for Best Academy for Analytics Courses
Jigsaw Featured in DNA- Sarita Digumarti, Co-Founder of Jigsaw Writes About Analytics Careers in 2014
These figures were in a recent Wall Street Journal article ‘Big Data High- Priests of Algorithms’ by Elizabeth Dwoskin. The article also talks about how Data Scientists are often referred to as Unicorns, because the combination of skills required is so rare. Recruiters often have to go to great lengths to woo candidates so as to not lose them to another company. So if you do have Data Scientist in your job title you surely are on the right track. If you don’t. …what are you waiting for? Go on start building your skill set in analytics and watch recruiters flood your inbox with job offers.
Take a look at the full article here
Jigsaw Academy Announces Predictions for the Analytics Industry in 2014
IDC’s Top 10 Predictions for Big Data Analytics in Asia Pacific for 2014
Why is the World Hiring so Many Data Scientists?
It’s true…Jigsaw’s just launched ‘Analytics for beginners’ Course is really for just about anybody and everybody. This short course uses simple language, fun examples and entertaining videos to introduce absolute beginners, or novices to the fundamentals of analytics.
“Even though I had a B.Tech and MBA, I found I was struggling with my career direction. I needed a shift, a job that I would love doing, a job that would take my career to higher places.”
How many of you have had this very thought?
Well, let’s hear firsthand from Rachit, how he managed this shift and began a career in Data Analytics. But first off, here’s a little intro to Rachit:
You might think that the Jigsaw CEO Gaurav Vohra has enough on his plate just with Jigsaw stuff, but believe it or not, he actually spends a fair bit of his time addressing students and industry professional interested in analytics and Big Data. The truth is, Data Analytics and Big Data is his passion and he enjoys educating others on the subject as well.
We had a great JAM in Bangalore and the Jigsaw team is now excitedly planning another one in Delhi sometime in November. Calling all Jigsawites in that region to please respond to our survey below. Tell us what you would like to see happen at this event. Kindly rate the activities in Q2 in order of preference(4-Most preferred to 1-Least preferred).
Take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BRQ6B5H
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Jigsaw Analytics Meet a Huge Success
The Jigsaw Social- Fun Engaging Discussions, Informative Sessions and Lots More.
The word ‘analyst ‘is derived from the term ‘analysis’ which means to thoroughly examine the elements or structure of something. Analysts are people who are always looking for the details, the bigger picture, delving into the deeper meaning behind a set of facts or figures. In today’s world where Big Data rules supreme, good analysts are the need of the hour.