Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Bangalore hosted the 6th edition of its flagship event, “Analytics Day” on 30th October, 2015. Continuing its legacy of having a new theme event every year, this year the theme of Analytics day was “Supply Chain Analytics”. The event was organized and coordinated by “Intuito”, the student led Analytics club of NMIMS, Bangalore. In order to increase the awareness about the domain of analytics amongst the academic circles and the corporate world, NMIMS has been conducting Analytics day every year, since 2010.
The chief guest of the event was Mr. Sudipta Sen, Vice Chairman & Board Member- India, Regional Director South East Asia at SAS Institute (India) Pvt. Ltd and the key note speaker was Mr. Ravi Vijayaraghavan, Vice President and Head – Analytics at Flipkart.com. As a preamble to the event, Mr. Sudipta Sen in his speech talked about Internet of Things (IoT), uses of Analytics at various stages in the value chain, challenges faced in supply chain and logistics, et al. The event was also graced by the presence of Loveen Vuppala, Mr. Karthik Subbiah Mr.Rajamani Kalpathy Subramanian, Mr.Venugopal G and Mr. Anand Das from Flipkart.com, Dell, Tata Motors, Infosys and Target, respectively. These eminent dignitaries participated in an enthralling discussion and also did a detailed analysis for the topic during the Panel discussion. The proceedings were moderated by Prof. Krishna Kumar from the Rainman Consulting Company and also visiting faculty at NMIMS, Bangalore.
Later, Mr. Anand Das from Target and Mr. Karan Shah, CEO of Epoch, presented corporate case presentations titled “Demand forecasting in modern retail” and “ How Analytical solution helps in curbing Supply Chain gap?”, respectively.
A massive success that raised the bar set by its predecessor, Analytics Day caught the attention in terms of the participation by the corporates and students as well as for providing insightful discussions on how analytics in supply chain can be used to gain competitive advantage.