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instructors-gaurav-vohraGaurav Vohra

Gaurav has over 10 years of experience in the field of analytics and has worked across multiple verticals including financial services, retail, FMCG, telecom, pharmaceuticals and leisure industries. Gaurav started his career in analytics with Capital One and over the last decade has worked with clients such as JC Penney, Gap, Wal-mart, IRI, 7-11, IMS health and ICICI Lombard.

Gaurav’s articles cover a broad range of topics that are of interest to anyone in the field of analytics.

Gaurav’s most popular articles 10 most popular analytic tools in businessBooks on AnalyticsHow to build a successful career in analyticsEducating on AnalyticsPricing for Analytical Tools in India


saritaSarita Digumarti

Sarita has over 10 years of extensive analytics and consulting experience across diverse domains including retail, health-care and financial services. She has worked in both India and the US, helping clients tackle complex business problems applying analytical techniques.

Sarita has taken over 500 hours of teaching experience in analytics. Her articles usually focus on application of SAS for predictive modelling.

Sarita’s most popular articlesKey Skills for a Successful Analytics CareerWPS vs SAS in teaching analytics42 – The answer to everything!Analytics courses becoming more popular



SanchithaSanchita

Sanchita refers to herself as a global nomad! A freelance writer and blogger, Sanchita has worked on extensive consulting assignments related to human resources and strategy with the United Nations and other NGO’s in Europe and Africa, over the last nine years. She has joined Jigsaw as a consultant working in the areas of Content Creation, Business Development and Placement Services.


Anshuman Acharya

Anshuman is a graduate of IIT-Kanpur and IIM-Bangalore with over eleven years of experience. For the past five years, he has been with the India operations with Walmart India, since the inception of their country operations, and worked across finance, strategy, merchandising and supply chain. He also has four years of experience in CPG and retail analytics, consulting global CPG manufacturers and US retailers across formats.

Anshuman writes about the retail industry and application of analytics within it.

Anshuman’s most popular articlesRetail and analytics: Challenges and OpportunitiesAnalysis of POS System – Which system should a retailer buy?Analysis of POS data – A journey from distrust to collaboration


Kiran P.V.

Kiran is a graduate of IIT-Madras with more than five years of professional experience in business analytics domain. Prior to Jigsaw, he worked at LatentView Analytics delivering advanced analytics and business consulting solutions to various clients across verticals such as E-Commerce, Insurance, Technology and Financial Services. He has strong proficiency in working with tools such as SAS, R, MySQL, Python, Hadoop, Tableau etc. Most of his project experience involved combining the expertise in handling large datasets with in-depth knowledge of Statistical and Machine Learning techniques to solve various business problems. In free time, he enjoys participating in data mining contests on open platforms like Kaggle and CrowdAnalytix.


Neha Shitut

Neha is a graduate in Economics and Statistics and has a Masters in Econometrics and Financial Economics from Mumbai University.Neha has over 5 years of experience in Genpact LLC (formerly Symphony Services). She has worked extensively on building pricing and marketing mix models using the language of SAS in the CPG domain.


Subhashini Tripathi

Subhashini has 10 years of diverse experience in the Banking and Financial Services Industry , across Risk Management , Business and Marketing Analytics and Designing Management Information Systems . The integration of Analytics and BI with Business Strategy is an area of special interest. She has handled both secured and unsecured loan / cards portfolios with GE Money, Standard Chartered Bank ,Tata Motors Finance and Citi GDM.

Softwares used are SAS (Base + EG + JMP) / Answer Tree / Excel / Crystal Ball (HOLOS)

Subhashini’s most popular articlesHR Analytics Part 2 – Understanding the ParallelsIs Analytics the Basis of Operational Effectiveness or Strategy?HR Analytics – the game changersGM Yanks Facebook Ad Spend: Cluelessness, Bad Analytics or Strategic Statement?Big Data Management – the new buzz word in Analytics


Snehamoy Mukherjee

Snehamoy Mukherjee is part of the strategic leadership team at Axtria, a New Jersey based analytics firm, where he is responsible for business development, solution development, delivery leadership and strategy formulation.

Prior to this, he used to head the analytics practice at Technopak Advisors and has over a decade of experience in the analytics industry having worked in multiple domains like retail consulting, FMCG/CPG, insurance and market research. Snehamoy writes about the retail industry in India as well as application of analytics across various industries.

Snehamoy’s most popular articlesBrands are dying, Long Live discounts !How can an Indian retailer grow from one store to 1000?Retail in India


Gunjan Joshi

Gunjan Joshi is currently a freelance Animator / Illustrator. She has studied Animation Film Design at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad with a background in Computer Engineering.

Gunjan Joshi Web blog


varshaVarsha Natarajan

Varsha is an English literature graduate with interests varying from Shakespeare, to music, to big data analytics. She has joined the Jigsaw Team as a content writer and brings with her, years of experience in operations management and copy editing.


shilpa-jat Shilpa Jat

Shilpa has over 3 years of experience in IBM India Pvt Ltd as a Business Intelligence Lead and a System Engineer. She has worked extensively on Advanced SAS, DB2 and Unix. She is a certified SAS and AIX resource. She has build an excellent knowledge on strategies for market campaigning, designing and developing the analytic systems.


Susan_ManiSusan Mani

Susan has a strong background in analyzing marketing strategies. Given her academic credentials and prior experience with a wide range of solutions dealing with marketing and other strategic aspects of product management, she brings with her a deep understanding of high-end analytic techniques. She has extensive experience working with Fortune 500 companies across industries and translating business requirements or problem areas into analytical language. She is currently employed with a large automotive manufacturer as their advanced analytics CoE lead. Susan holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Cambridge where she was Shell Centenary Chevening Scholar.


PavithrraPavithrra

Pavithrra has Masters (M.Tech) in IT from IIIT, Bangalore and Bachelors from NIT, Nagpur. She has worked as R&D Engineer at IBM, ISL, Bangalore for 1 year and as System Software Engineer at HP, STSD, Bangalore for 2 years.

Her interest lies in the research areas of domains like Artificial Intelligence, Analytics, Distributed systems like Hadoop etc. Having worked in the Software Labs of IBM and HP, she has a natural inclination towards understanding why something works in some way – The internals of systems.


PavithrraClarence Wong

Clarence Wong is a Commerce graduate from St. Xavier’s college Calcutta who successfully made a career in data analytics. He completed the Jigsaw Academy Data Science Certification in 2013 and the Great Lakes’ Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics.

He now works at Value Labs as Project Lead – Analytics and is responsible for setting up the Global Analytics Consultancy for the organization, it’s vision, strategy and coordinating the efforts of the analysts.


AbhiramiAbhirami Sankar

Abhirami, a graduate from NIT-Trichy has a total of 3 years professional experience in the analytics domain.Prior to Jigsaw, she worked with Genpact and LatentView as a Business Analyst. She has used tools such as SQL, R &SAS for data analysis and product development in the field of web and marketing analytics.She has worked on a variety of business objectives such as SEM,Customer segmentations, product recommendations, campaign analysis and Portfolio Diagnostics.

She is also proficient at various data mining techniques with the ability to work with large databases. Loves exploring data from Competition platforms like Kaggle.


instructors-baan-bapatBaan Bapat
Jigsaw’s chief R trainer, Baan, has an M.Tech. in Statistical Quality Control & Operations Research from ISI Calcutta and an M.Sc. from Pune University. He also has significant experience with open source platforms such as R. He brings 14 years of experience in providing analytics solutions across multiple sectors to Jigsaw’s analytic training courses.

vijay ramaswamyVijay Ramaswamy
Vijay has an M.A. in Statistics from the University of Mumbai. He has over 10 years of analytic experience in assortment planning, marketing effectiveness, discrete choice modeling, loyalty analytics and SAS training.

bharadwaj(1)Bharadwaj A. S
Bharadwaj is a graduate from RVCE, Bangalore. Before joining Jigsaw, he worked for over 3.5 years with Mu Sigma. His expertise lies in helping businesses make data driven decisions and integrating business expertise into teaching. He has experience in telecom, insurance and retail domains across the US and Australian markets. He is also proficient in building models using tools such as R, SAS and SQL and his latest passion is personal analytics

Gunnvant has an MBA from the University of Institute of Applied Management Sciences, Punjab University. For the past two years, he has been teaching business statistics to postgraduate students at the Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar. He also has extensive financial data analysis experience with R.

Mayukh has an M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Calcutta. He has experience developing logic based SAS programs to forecast business requirements and sales targets. He has also developed logistic models using SAS and SQL. He also has over 3 years teaching experience in economics, statistics, and mathematics.

kafeelkafeel Basha

Kafeel has worked as an online math tutor prior to joining Jigsaw Academy. He has working knowledge using analytic tools such as R, SAS, and Maple. His research interests include fuzzy probability theory.


arogyaArokia S. Raja Armel

Arokia has a Master of Computer Science at Western University, London, Canada. He has over 7 years of training experience in data science and Big Data. Also, he is passionate about research and developing new algorithms and framework to solve data analytic problems.

  Augusteen Peter Augusteen

Augusteen joins Jigsaw as Senior Faculty with 22 years of experience in academic and corporate sectors. He has worked in retail and pharmaceutical verticals at Dunnhumby, Genpact, Symphony Marketing Solutions, PharmArc, and OgilvyOne. Prior to that, he started his career as a statistics lecturer. He is proficient in handling any type of data across different domains. His expertise lies in automating complex problems and guiding analytical teams.