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Ganes Kesari

Co-founder & Chief Decision Scientist at Gramener | Innovation Titan

Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Ganes is the Co-founder and Chief Decision Scientist at Gramener. He is an entrepreneur, AI thought leader, author, Adjunct Professor, and TEDx speaker. Ganes advises executives of large organizations on data-driven decision-making. His expertise lies in the application of data science to solve business challenges, and in building teams to promote a culture of data.

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Princeton, New Jersey
Speaking Topics: Transforming Organizations with AI, Improving decision intelligence through data storytelling, Building data science teams that deliver business value

Speaking Fee $10,000 (In-Person), $10,000 (Virtual)

Ganes Kesari Points
Academic 100
Author 556
Influencer 145
Speaker 174
Entrepreneur 120
Total 1095

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Business Consulting and Services
Theatre: North America

Areas of Expertise

AI 42.44
Analytics 99.28
Big Data 50.58
Business Strategy 31.50
Customer Experience 30.82
Digital Transformation 36.74
Entrepreneurship 30.26
FinTech
HealthTech 30.09
Innovation
Leadership
Predictive Analytics 30.04
Startups 30.49
Data Center 31.51
Supply Chain 30.15
IoT
Health and Wellness
Culture 30.09
Ecosystems
Social 30.12
Change Management 30.04
Climate Change 32.70
Retail
Sales 30.19
Business Continuity 30.81
Digital Disruption
HR 30.66
Marketing 30.06
Legal and IP 30.29
Emerging Technology 30.05
Agile
Project Management 30.49
Lean Startup

Industry Experience

Financial Services & Banking
Healthcare
High Tech & Electronics
Manufacturing
Media
Pharmaceuticals
Professional Services

Publications

3 Academic Certifications
Certificate in Engineering Excellence in Data Science
Insofe
November 18, 2016
6 month program completed in November 2016 at International School of Engineering, India.

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MBA
Faculty of Management Studies (FMS)
November 06, 2006
Faculty of Management Studies (FMS),
Delhi University, India

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Digital Transformation

Bachelor of Science
Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI)
November 02, 2001
Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI)
MK University, India

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1 Adjunct Professor
Adjunct Professor
NJIT
November 01, 2022
Ganes is an Adjunct Faculty at the Martin Tuchman School of Management at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He teaches a Business analytics course.

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Business Strategy

2 Advisory Board Memberships
Industry Advisor
Stillman School of Business
February 01, 2022
Business Advisory Council for the Customer Experience Certificate Program at Seton Hall University, Stillman School of Business

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Digital Transformation

Industry Advisor
DUK
November 05, 2021
Board advisor at the School of Informatics

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110 Article/Blogs
5 Critical Roles That Every Data Science Team Must Hire
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January 14, 2023
Hello, This newsletter will take you about 4 minutes to read. I. Spotlight: 5 Fabulous Roles That Every Data Science Team Must Hire Building a data science product is quite like constructing your home. Using this analogy let’s look at the five roles and skills that the best data scien

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8 Critical Steps To Get Your Team To Adopt AI
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December 31, 2022
Hello, This newsletter will take you about 4 minutes to read. I. Spotlight: 8 Critical Steps To Get Your Team To Adopt AI A Telecom major was grappling with high customer attrition. The firm was one of the largest Telecom companies in the world and a market leader in Asia.

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AI Trends For 2023: Industry Experts (And ChatGPT AI) Make Their Predictions
Forbes
December 22, 2022
What are the top AI trends and fads for 2023? What’s one thing business leaders must stop doing to unlock business value from AI? Hear predictions from 10 experts, including ChatGPT AI!

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3 Surprisingly common ways leaders fail their AI projects
Linkedin
December 19, 2022
I. Spotlight: 3 Surprisingly common ways leaders fail their Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects
How do most organizations begin their Artificial Intelligence (AI) journey?
Let’s look at how leaders of some large enterprises planned their foray into AI. Here are a couple of examples from McKinsey:

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3 Surprisingly common ways leaders fail their AI projects
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December 17, 2022
Hello, This newsletter will take you about 4 minutes to read. I. Spotlight: 3 ways leaders fail their Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects👎 How do most organizations begin their Artificial Intelligence (AI) journey? Let’s look at how leaders of some large enterprises planned their for

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The 3 Disciplines You Absolutely Need To *Succeed* In Any Data Science Project️
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November 26, 2022
Hello, This newsletter will take you about 4 minutes to read. I. Spotlight: The 3 Disciples You Absolutely Need To *Succeed* ✌️In Any Data Science Project Digital transformation is the flavor of the season. Every company has accelerated its efforts to digitize operations, gather intelli

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3 Data Analytics Challenges and How Decision Intelligence Can Help You Tackle Them
ATSCALE
November 22, 2022
Today, most organizations believe in the power of data and analytics. Almost every executive aspires to build a data-driven organization. However, a survey by New Vantage Partners found that just 26.5% of companies have done so successfully.

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4 Reasons Why Digital Biomarkers Are Game-Changers In Healthcare️
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November 12, 2022
Hello, This newsletter will take you about 4 minutes to read.Thanks for reading Our Data-driven Future! Subscribe for free to receive new posts and support my work. I. Spotlight: 4 Reasons Why Digital Biomarkers Are Game-Changers In Healthcare⚕️ During World War II, commanders and troop

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How You Can Unlock Decision Intelligence At Scale by Aligning BI with AI
Atscale
November 08, 2022
Recently, I was talking to the head of technology at a retail conglomerate. The executive was actively planning his foray into data science and asked me, “How can we make the transition from business intelligence (BI) to artificial intelligence (AI)?” The question made me uneasy.

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How AI is disrupting the anonymization of Clinical Trial Submissions
LinkedIn
November 04, 2022
We’re back on schedule with the newsletter editions published in September and October!
I’ve been traveling the past month — attending a CDAO conference, talking at a leadership summit, and meeting with clients and network connections. And, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the in-person vibes.

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How AI Is Helping Anonymize Clinical Trial Submissions
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October 30, 2022
Hello, This newsletter will take you about 4 minutes to read. Thanks for reading Our Data-driven Future! Subscribe for free to receive new posts and support my work. I. Spotlight: How AI Is Helping Anonymize Clinical Trial Submissions 🧪 We’re seeing a record number of data breaches ove

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How NGOscan leverage AI without breaking the bank
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October 20, 2022
Hello, This newsletter will take you about 4 minutes to read. I. Spotlight: How NGOs🦏can leverage AI without breaking the bank When you think of the kinds of organizations leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), non-government or non-profit organizations (NGOs), do not spring to mind.

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How To Implement Decision Intelligence in Your Enterprise With A Semantic Layer
AtScale
October 20, 2022
This article covers a step-by-step approach to implement DI and highlights fundamental principles from each discipline with an industry example. It'll also discuss how a semantic layer helps orchestrate DI at scale across businesses.

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The 5 Steps Every Analytics Team Must Use To Identify ROI-Positive Projects
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September 29, 2022
Hello, This newsletter will take you about 4 minutes to read. Thanks for reading Our Data-driven Future! Subscribe for free to receive new posts and support my work.Thanks for reading Our Data-driven Future! Subscribe for free to receive new posts and support my work.

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Want To Get Your Team To Adopt AI? Follow These 8 Critical Steps For Success
Forbes
September 29, 2022
Despite millions of dollars invested in AI, most industry projects never get adopted. Here are the four stages and eight steps to dramatically improve the adoption of your data science solution.

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What are the 3 Stages where your Data Science Teams might Fail?
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September 18, 2022
Hello, 👋 Long time, I know! The last time I sent you this newsletter was in May, after a 2-month break - the longest till then. Then came a 4-month pause. I’m back again and hope to be third-time lucky🤞 Not just hoping, but have been planning for this. Let’s resume our ch

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3 Reasons Why You Need Low-code Platforms For Data Science Solutions
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September 06, 2022
Low-code ML applications help address the challenges of model maintenance, time-to-market, and talent shortageContinue reading on Towards Data Science »

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How AI Is Helping Anonymize Clinical Trial Submissions
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August 31, 2022
Anonymization of clinical trial submissions is tricky and risks regulatory penalties. Here’s how AI can help protect patient data privacy while ensuring transparency.

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Why Decision Intelligence Is The Most Important Data Analytics Trend Of This Decade
Atscale
July 28, 2022
To improve the quality and impact of decision-making, business leaders are looking to build repeatable capabilities and institutionalize them across the organization. The discipline of decision intelligence (DI) is the solution they need.

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Low-code data science platforms: 3 things IT leaders should know
Enterprisers Project
July 28, 2022
Organizations are increasingly turning to low-code machine-learning applications to address problems...

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Here’s How AI Is Helping Make Babies By Revolutionizing IVF
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June 30, 2022
Infertility is rapidly becoming an epidemic. Although IVF has been around for over 40 years, it’s plagued by challenges. Here’s how AI is changing the game by reinventing fertility treatments.

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3 Strategies To Redefine Your Executive Career Path With AI
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May 23, 2022
Three ways leaders can put their AI education to useContinue reading on Towards Data Science »

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5 Steps to picking analytics projects that can transform your business
LinkedIn
May 18, 2022
I’m back with the second anniversary edition of my newsletter ( yay!). You might have noticed the radio silence for the past two months. This is the longest I’ve been away from my newsletter - here’s Substack traffic data to show how I paced it

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5 Steps to picking analytics projects that can transform your business
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May 17, 2022
Hey there, I’m back with the second anniversary edition of my newsletter (🎉 yay!). You might have noticed the radio silence for the past 2 months. This is the longest I’ve been away since launching my newsletter - here’s Susbtack traffic data to show the pacing 😀

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4 Novel ways to build data science skills in-house
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May 14, 2022

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Five Cold-Chain Logistics Challenges, and How to Solve Them
Supply Chain Brain
May 02, 2022
The distribution of COVID-19 vaccines globally shone a light on cold chain logistics and temperature-controlled transportation, and therefore, the challenges the food industry faces. Vaccines made by Pfizer Inc. and Moderna Inc. are easily spoiled and must be kept at cold, specific temperatures, or they will be thrown away — just like food products.

With so many elements that affect carrier arrival times and the pressure to avoid hefty fines from retailers, there is an urgent need for data and analytics (D&A) systems to optimize temperature-controlled logistics, detect damaged goods, and sort effective storage layouts. Let’s dive in.

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Are You Guilty of These 3 Biases That Kill Most Startups?
Entrepreneur
April 28, 2022
We make over 35,000 decisions every day — from subconscious ones such as deciding the side of the bed to wake up from, to more strategic ones such as when to pivot our startup.

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¿Eres culpable de estos 3 sesgos que matan a la mayoría de las empresas emergentes?
Entrepreneur
April 28, 2022
Los fundadores sucumben a tres sesgos cognitivos comunes que hunden a la mayoría de las empresas emergentes.

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1 Underrated Idea to Help You Unleash Analytics Adoption
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April 09, 2022

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Top 3 Applications of Data Science to Transform Warehouse Operations
DC Velocity
March 08, 2022
In traditional warehouses, mechanical issues, fluctuating weather, pick-up delays, and traffic can make accurate scheduling and staff planning a complex guessing game, causing long turn times and increased costs for facilities due to overstaffing and fines.

Covid-19 has exposed the inefficiency of supply chains and the importance of building their resilience for the future. Now, the demand driven by e-commerce retailers means that traditional warehouses are being replaced by next-generation warehouses that can deliver predictive, cost-effective, and innovative data-driven services.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI): 3 strategies for advancing your career
Enterprisers Project
March 07, 2022
Successfully implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the enterprise requires more than just...

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1 Underrated idea to help you unleash analytics adoption
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February 27, 2022
Organizational leaders are often intimidated when they begin their data and analytics (D&A) journey. In reality, getting started with analytics is the easiest part.Much bigger challenges lie ahead.

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4 Novel ways to build data science talent in-house
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February 12, 2022
Hello, We tend to overrate goal setting but undervalue the systems needed to achieve them. Directionally sound goals (good-enough strategy) coupled with a great system (excellent execution) can deliver exceptional results. This is true in organizations and our personal life. “Figure out what k

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Ask this *one* question before beginning your data science journey️
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January 29, 2022

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How you can pursue data science without big data or AI skills
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January 29, 2022

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Can smart devices help prevent serious diseases long before symptoms develop?
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January 26, 2022
How do you come up with blockbuster ideas in your field? Don’t over-optimize on your ideas, but run many experiments. “When it comes to idea generation, quantity is the most predictable path to quality,” said Adam Grant in his bestselling book, Originals.

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What is Decision Bias and how to Avoid Data-Driven Blunders
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January 14, 2022

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The best stories of 2021
Substack
January 07, 2022
Here’s a round-up of my most popular newsletter editions, articles, videos, and social posts from the past year.

I prioritize the creation of timeless content instead of topical or trending ones. So, each of these pieces is as relevant today as they were a few months ago.

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How to pursue data science even if you don’t have big data or AI skills
Substack
December 17, 2021
Have you come across organizations that pour money into data science before getting their data in place? My earlier newsletter talked about a manufacturing organization that attempted just that.

I shared *one* question to help spotlight this disconnect and convince leaders against burning their money. (If you missed the edition, here’s a link)

We walked through a simple yet powerful framework to help you get the most from your data and analytics investments.

When you review the poor ROI of advertising campaigns, if your marketing team has disowned the underlying data, you’ve been in the ‘zone of disbelief.’ When a team painstakingly runs customer surveys, stores all customer interactions but uses them for basic summary reporting, they are in the ‘zone of complacency.’

Most organizations start with a clean slate, on the bottom-left. How do they reach the ‘zone of nirvana’ without slipping into the zones of ‘disbelief’ or ‘complacency’?

Yes, you must steer clear of AI until you get the data in place. But you need NOT shelve all analytics efforts until you build a perfect data warehouse.

You must parallel-track data and analytics (D&A). Focus on incremental gains to level up in your D&A maturity. Here’s a 6-step iterative process to help you get there:

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️Ask this *one* question to save heartburn (and millions of dollars) in your data science journey
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December 03, 2021
Hello, I started going back to the office last week. Suddenly, my afternoons have gotten far more productive. Despite the time spent in small talk and team lunches (yes, I time-log them too), it looks like I’m getting more done in a day. Strangely, this ‘office socialization’ feels

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Ask this *one* question to save heartburn (and millions of dollars) in your data science journey
Substack
December 03, 2021
“I want my organization to be data-driven,” said the CEO of a medium-sized manufacturing organization. This was the early stages of the pandemic, and we were on our second Zoom meeting.

His organization had begun its digital makeover when COVID hit. With manufacturing plants spread across the country and a customer base that was increasingly digital, the CEO understood the importance of data.

His enthusiasm was evident when he asked me, “How can my team use machine learning to improve business outcomes?”

While executive interest in data was music to my ears, I simultaneously sensed alarm bells going off in my mind.

In my earlier conversations with his team, I found that most of their data were still on paper. Their small digital footprint was handled manually in spreadsheets. But, the business teams had little interest in excel reports or using them for decisions.

The organization lacked quality data and the maturity for simple descriptive insights, whereas the CEO was aspiring a big push into data science.

Such disconnect is widespread in organizations.

How do you resolve this unrealistic expectation to avoid the likely failure and disillusionment with data science?

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How to do data science without big data
Enterprisers Project
December 02, 2021
You don't need a data warehouse to pursue important analytics initiatives. Consider these four...

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4 Ways Your Startup Can Use AI Right Now (Without Breaking The Bank)
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November 29, 2021
You don’t need big budgets, data scientists, or even months of effort - 4 ways your startup can become AI-driven todayContinue reading on Towards Data Science »

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What does AI Adoption and Women During World War II Have in Common?
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November 27, 2021

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AI Precision Agriculture: Reinventing a 10,000-year-old Industry
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November 27, 2021

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Are you making these "data-driven blunders"?
Substack
November 18, 2021
Did the last news article you read reconfirm what you had suspected all along? No, this may not be a case of great intuition. You might just be another victim of confirmation bias.

What’s this bias? It’s the selective filtering and interpreting of information to confirm one’s preconceived notions. Simply put, it’s the cherry-picking of information to suit our assumptions conveniently.

This is a deadly bias we all succumb to every day. And, it is one of the most common reasons for bad business decisions.

Steve Ballmer said, “There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance.” With a firm belief in the steady rise of personal computers and the proven dominance of Microsoft in this space, any evidence to the contrary must have felt like an inconvenient outlier.

The Microsoft team chose the information they wanted to believe in until it was too late. They lost the opportunity to extend their dominance to the mobile ecosystem.

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What’s common to women during the World War and AI adoption at organizations?
Substack
October 29, 2021
As parts of the world open up, people are eager to slip back into the old normal. After all, the familiar comforts of the physical world are too tempting.

Take the example of university education. Most institutions have switched back to in-person classes with compulsory residential programs.

“It’s as if the Covid-forced changes were a temporary nuisance that can now be conveniently forgotten,” says Vijay Govindarajan, Coxe Distinguished Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Today’s big question is whether the pandemic-driven innovations will be sustained and built upon long after masks and booster shots are gone.

Looking back at history, we can find our answers. Govindarajan shares the example of World War II, another black swan event.

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How AI is reinventing a 10,000-year-old industry to save the planet
Substack
October 08, 2021
Sustainability is not just good for the planet but is an attractive business opportunity.

It’s estimated that the Paris agreement will unlock economic activity worth $13.5 trillion in energy efficiency by 2030. Innovations to realize the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) could open up another $12 trillion worth of business by 2030.

Clearly, there’s money to be made in sustainability.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a strategic enabler and differentiator to build successful businesses in areas such as water, agriculture, climate, energy, or biodiversity.

Let’s look at one of these spaces to find why things badly need some disruption. With examples, we’ll see the transformative potential of AI and how it’s saving the planet.

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4 Things Your Competitors are Doing to Cultivate a Data Culture
Substack
September 24, 2021
What’s often considered nirvana for organizations that aspire to use data for decision-making? Data culture. But what does this term really mean?

It is often tossed around to explain away failures in delivering value from Artificial Intelligence (AI), or to describe vague goals with analytics.

Is data culture just another buzzword - just like big data, AI, and gazillions of other fancy terms in data science? (which is yet another buzzword)

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The strange link between toothbrushing and data science!
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September 10, 2021
Hello, We enjoy hiking and camping in the summer. After taking a total pause last year, we hit the trails again in 2021. With two elementary schoolers, we’ve been picking kid-friendly itineraries (I’m actively trying to influence them young!). With the summer officially coming to an end,

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The strange link between toothbrushing and data science!
Substack
September 10, 2021
In the 1900s, Americans hardly brushed their teeth. Though toothbrushes were invented over 100 years earlier, brushing wasn’t a habit. Not until Pepsodent arrived on the scene.

Initially, Pepsodent struggled, quite like the other toothpaste makers. They then hired a brilliant marketer, Claude Hopkins.

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4 Ways you can use AI *today* without breaking the bank
Substack
August 20, 2021
Despite its abilities and appeal, AI is not a fit for every situation. There are five scenarios where you should stay away from the technology.

However, there are situations that warrant the horsepower of AI. In those cases, the additional intelligence and automation can be transformational for your business. That’s where you should really double down on your efforts to become AI-driven.

“But, do I really need a big budget to use AI?” is a common question that leaders often grapple with.

No, your business doesn’t need months of effort, elite data scientists, or even big-ticket budgets to become AI-driven.

Here are the four ways any organization, large or small can start using AI today. These suggestions are sequenced from the easiest to the hardest, so squeeze top-down and settle on your most optimal option:

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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 4 Ways Your Startup Can Use AI Right Now (Without Breaking The Bank)
Entrepreneur
August 16, 2021
You don't need big budgets, data scientists, or even months of effort to leverage AI. Here are the 4 ways your startup can become AI-driven today.

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4 Novel Ways to Build AI Talent In-house
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August 01, 2021
What are some practical, not-so-common ways to build AI skills when external talent is scarce or expensive?Continue reading on Towards Data Science »

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Transitioning into an AI-driven Organization While Protecting Your Employees
Gramener
July 27, 2021
Automation and Artificial Intelligence are making many industry roles obsolete. No job is future-proof. Under such scenarios how to become an AI-driven organization without job losses.

How can leaders tap into the power of automation while also taking care of their employees?

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Why do data analytics projects take so long to break even?
Substack
July 21, 2021
Mark Bancroft hurried into the elevator. His quarterly review with the CEO was scheduled in 15 minutes. As the elevator doors closed, he thumbed through the slides he had printed out.

This was Bancroft’s sixth quarter as CIO at the manufacturing firm headquartered in Chicago. The past quarter was an eventful one wherein the company’s first data science project had gone live.

Over four months, they built an algorithm to predict machine failures. The solution was rolled out with great fanfare and company-wide roadshows.

It had been eight weeks since the predictive solution went live, and the business teams loved it. To the facility managers’ surprise, the algorithm flagged several big-ticket machine failures, weeks in advance.

Fully aware that this advanced analytics initiative would be the topmost item on the CEO’s agenda, Bancroft had compiled solution adoption metrics, model accuracy stats, and user anecdotes in his deck.

Armed with this information, he confidently walked into the CEO’s office that afternoon.

To Bancroft’s surprise, the discussion on the predictive project lasted hardly five minutes. While the CEO acknowledged the progress, he had just one question which Bancroft didn’t have a clear answer for:

“How long will the predictive analytics project take to break even?”

A fairly straightforward question, you might say. Wouldn’t any executive be interested in this?

But why do Bancroft or most other data leaders struggle to answer it?

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Will AI destroy more jobs than it creates?
Substack
July 09, 2021
We have seen three industrial revolutions so far. Every single one of them created more jobs than those they automated away.

When horses were replaced by cars, it created the automobile industry that continues to employ millions worldwide. However, experts doubt whether this will continue with AI-driven automation in the fourth industrial revolution that’s underway.

I recently spoke to Kevin Roose, NYT tech columnist and author of the book “Futureproof. Pointing to the exponential advances in AI, he says, “As machines learn to be better on their own, humans will eventually become a drag on the efficiency of the system.”

We already have organizations such as Ant Financial that are built around an entirely digital core. AI runs the show, and there are no workers in the “critical path” of operating activities. There is no manager approving loans, no employee providing financial advice, no representative authorizing consumer medical expenses.

You might argue that humans are needed to perform critical tasks even in such a hyper-automated business. Yes, Ant Financial still needs humans to design workflows, oversee decisions, or step in during exigencies. But, this is just a fraction of the workforce they would have otherwise employed.

Compared to JPMorgan Chase, the financial organization that employs a global headcount of 250,000, Ant Financial staffs less than 10% of this workforce. However, Ant Financial was valued at around $220 Billion at the end of 2020 - almost half that of JPMorgan.

This comparison misses one important point, though.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI): 4 novel ways to build talent in-house
Enterprisers Project
June 30, 2021
IT and analytics leaders share four not-so-common ways to build artificial intelligence skills in..

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What's the secret to finding hidden insights from your data?
Substack
June 23, 2021
“Can you find unusual insights from this data?” asked the technology head of a global pharma company. It was a hot summer day, and this was our first meeting. We sat in his office looking at a spreadsheet on his laptop.

This executive’s team managed the performance of strategic software vendors for the pharma company. Each of these vendors had contracts worth millions of dollars. The team ran internal surveys to get business’ feedback for all vendors.

This was the survey data the executive was showing us. At a few hundred rows, it was a fraction of the massive data warehouse his team routinely used.

The team had been creating descriptive summaries of the survey feedback for their quarterly vendor reviews. However, the dashboards weren’t very actionable. With the next review coming up in 2 weeks, the executive wanted to try something different.

Pointing to the spreadsheet, he said, “If you could do some magic with this data and discover unusual, actionable nuggets, we’ll work with your company.”

Those were the early days of Gramener. Data storytelling and analytics weren’t as popular nine years ago. Traditional BI tools from larger companies such as IBM were good at providing access to data, not to insights.

In a bid to win the client, we took up this challenge.

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The 26 Most Important Data Terms You Need To Know
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May 03, 2021
Demystifying the most used Data Science jargon in simple EnglishContinue reading on Towards Data Science »

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26 Most Important Big Data Terms You Should Know About
Gramener
March 26, 2021
How would you define ‘data science’? How about big data, AI, or data culture? These are just a few of the many jargons that are commonly tossed around in data speak. You might wonder what people really mean when they use one of these cool buzz words.

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Data science: 3 scenarios CIOs could see in 2030
Enterprisers Project
March 23, 2021
How will businesses use data to solve business problems a decade from now – and beyond? Consider.

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Not Seeing Business Impact From Data? Your Data Science Maturity Might Be To Blame
Gramener
March 11, 2021
Gartner predicts that, through 2022, around 80% of analytic initiatives will not deliver business outcomes. This shocking statistic implies that most organizations won’t derive value from data science, despite their huge investments.

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Beyond Model Accuracy: 4 Ways You Can Deliver Business Impact With Machine Learning
Gramener
March 09, 2021
You’ve just finished binge-watching Lupin on Netflix. What next? You browse “related” shows. Did you know that something as seemingly simple as this has a robust Machine Learning algorithm running behind the scenes?

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Your AI Model is ‘Wrong’ Yet It Can Transform Your Business
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March 03, 2021
Why model accuracy is overrated and how to convince your managerContinue reading on Towards Data Science »

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3 Ways Leaders Fail Their AI Projects
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February 08, 2021
Why do so many AI Projects fail, and how can Leaders avoid this?Continue reading on Towards Data Science »

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Why Your Business Needs Decision Intelligence, Not Just Data Science
Gramener
February 04, 2021
Covid-19 pushed companies around the world to the brink. They were forced to improvise and stay in business.

Most companies turned to Digital Transformation to stay relevant in a remote, digital world. According to a McKinsey study, there has been a big jump of 20 percentage points in companies’ share of digital offerings from December 2019 to July 2020.

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Data science won’t improve your business decisions. Here’s what will.
Import from medium.com
January 30, 2021
Decision Intelligence is the missing link in most projectsContinue reading on Towards Data Science »

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When You Don’t Need AI
Gramener
January 22, 2021
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a buzzword today. Business executives want to transform their organizations by tapping into the power of AI. However, AI is not a fit for every situation. There are some situations where it pays to NOT invest in the technology.

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How AI Can Transform You Into a Master Storyteller
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January 18, 2021
3 Steps to Transformational Communication with DataContinue reading on Towards Data Science »

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When Should You Not Invest in AI?
Entrepreneur
January 09, 2021
A study was conducted on the business adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the 1980s. Published in the MIS Quarterly, the study found that enterprises were rushing to invest in AI, and the projected market value was $4 billion.

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¿Cuándo no debería invertir en IA?
Entrepreneur
January 09, 2021
Aquí hay cinco situaciones en las que la inteligencia artificial está sobrevalorada.

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Data Science in a Pandemic Year: All my Articles from 2020
Import from medium.com
January 06, 2021
Photo by Susan Yin on UnsplashI’ve been writing and speaking about data science and business applications of AI. In the pandemic year that was spent largely indoors, I spent more time writing and shooting videos at home.As part of my yearly reflections, I took stock of my writing across channels

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3 ways leaders fail their Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects
Enterprisers Project
December 21, 2020
Why do so many AI projects fail, and how can leaders avoid this? Let's break down three leadership traps and illustrate how successful artificial intelligence efforts avoided them

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The missing link in many data science projects: Decision intelligence
Enterprisers Project
November 24, 2020
Doubling down on data will not improve your business decisions. Decision intelligence can help...

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How AI Can Transform You Into a Master Storyteller
Catalyst
November 16, 2020
For business communication professionals to excel at storytelling, they must focus on three points:

Understanding what the audience really wants
Presenting exciting content
Stitching together an engaging narrative

Today, AI can help you address each of these challenges. With the help of examples, let's look at how you can tap into the power of artificial intelligence to tell great business stories.

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How to become a better storyteller: 3 key points
Enterprisers Project
August 07, 2020
Great movies, speeches, and business presentations all share one thing: An emotional arc. Consider...

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AI Will Power a Safe Return to the Workplace. Here’s how
LinkedIn
August 02, 2020
The pandemic isn’t over yet. How can you safely welcome employees back to the workplace?

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Business Continuity

4 Superpowers That Will Make You Indispensable In a Data Science Career
TDS
July 08, 2020
Learn about these biggest Challenges in the Data Science industry to avoid stagnation in your Career

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Digital transformation: Why data leaders must play offense during COVID-19
Enterprisers Project
June 02, 2020
As the pandemic forces organizations to transform to stay afloat, chief data and analytics officers...

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What You're Buying Is Not Artificial Intelligence: How To Tell Fact From Fiction
Entrepreneur
March 18, 2020
n business, the buzzword 'AI' is thrown around frequently. Even people with baseline knowledge of technology often mix it up with simple automation, statistical tests and even excel formulae.

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Trends for AI in 2020 and beyond
Informs
February 19, 2020
This article talks about how AI will help business leaders and decision-makers push the boundaries of their enterprises to deliver improved business performance

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Is your startup using AI responsibly?
Tech Crunch
February 07, 2020
This article talks of Ethics and AI

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How NGOs can leverage AI without breaking the bank
TechHQ
December 20, 2019
AI is not— and should not— be reserved for only the most profitable enterprises.

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When and how to build out your data science team
Tech Crunch
December 13, 2019
Increasingly, startups across the spectrum are looking to artificial intelligence (AI) to help them solve business problems and drive efficiency. This article looks at ways to build a data science team.

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A complete data science team requires more than just data scientists
TechHQ
December 02, 2019
No one role is more important than another when it comes to a complete data science team— but some spring to mind more than others.

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5 reasons analytics projects fail
Enterprisers Project
October 18, 2019
Many analytics projects pass a pilot test with flying colors but fail to earn wide adoption. Here...

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Data science: The 3 analytics experts teams must hire
Enterprisers Project
September 17, 2019
In the quest for quants, many companies overlook three key roles: Data science translator...

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How to beat resistance to AI projects: 3 steps
Enterprisers Project
July 18, 2019
What’s holding back adoption of artificial intelligence in your organization? Let’s look at a real-life example of how a pharma company overcame 3 common obstacles.

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How can you become a TEDx Speaker?
The Startup
May 31, 2019
Ganes shares his advise on how to become an excellent TEDx speaker

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What’s Holding back AI Adoption in Enterprises?
TDS
May 13, 2019
mongst technology conferences, O’Reilly’s Strata Data is large and a highly regarded one in the data community. I’ve always looked up to the event and was excited to be accepted to speak at Strata London in the past week. Here’s a roundup of the event and some key learnings.

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The Hype cycle of Magic quadrants, Cool vendors and Confused clients
TDS
April 01, 2019
I attended the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit in Orlando, earlier this month. With over 3000 people huddling together into 150+ sessions across 5 days, the energy levels were palpable. Throw-in exhibits from 111 vendors, workshops and one-on-ones with 100+ research analysts, this sounds crazier.

In this article, I will try and unravel this mystic ecosystem that Gartner has carefully built. We’ll see why buyers hold them in high regard, and what makes the sellers do anything to get featured in it. I will provide a broad overview of their analytics conference and the key industry trends discussed.

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How AI Can Transform Customer Experience By Listening Better to the Voice of Customers
Inside Big Data
March 20, 2019
The last month I saw a very significant breakthrough in the application of AI to human language processing. OpenAI, a nonprofit research firm backed by Elon Musk, developed a revolutionary AI model that can read, understand and write, almost at the competency level of humans.

OpenAI considered this breakthrough so dangerous that they stopped short of sharing the code, and instead, released a limited version. In this article, we’ll take a sneak peek into this landmark, and explore how such advances in AI-driven natural language processing can be leveraged by enterprises.

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How AI can save Earth's biodiversity
Domain-B
January 28, 2019
Our planet is in the midst of its sixth mass extinction, the worst since dinosaurs roamed the earth, 65 million years ago. Every 14 minutes, an elephant is killed in Africa, while a Rhino is slaughtered every 11 hours. It is because of countless direct and indirect human actions, such as poaching, overpopulation, habitat destruction and climate change, that our with data science company planet’s rich biodiversity is taking such a huge hit. By Ganes Kesari, co-founder and head of analytics of data science company Gramener

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Why Great Stories Fail on Medium and What You Can Do About it?
TDS
December 28, 2018
Here are some surprising things I found while analyzing the Medium stories from 2018

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Here’s How Analytics is Reinventing Human Resources
TDS
November 27, 2018
3 Steps to ace talent analytics, shown using real-world insights

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Why AI Models badly need Humans to stay Awesome?
TDS
October 30, 2018
Companies often expect that AI models once implemented will stay smart and work magically, ever after

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5 Reasons Why Businesses Struggle to Adopt Deep Learning
TDS
September 24, 2018
This article contains five reasons DL projects come to a screeching halt, even as they get started with the best of intentions

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The Real Reason behind all the Craze for Deep Learning
TDS
September 10, 2018
A simple English explanation of Deep Learning, minus the math, stats & code

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What are the 3 Stages where your Data Science Teams might Fail?
TDS
July 25, 2018
This article talks about what is the right mix of skills, tools, and processes for every stage in your analytics maturity

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What are the Ingredients of a Terrible Data Story?
TDS
June 27, 2018
How ignoring the grammar of graphics can destroy even legendary data visualizations

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What’s the secret sauce to transforming into a Unicorn in Data Science?
TDS
June 07, 2018
This article talks about the roles in analytics and what skills are required to become ‘priceless’

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‘Your data privacy was updated’ — Thanks for ignoring it yet again!
TDS
May 31, 2018
It’s raining GDPR emails, and why a blind ‘I agree’ is not okay

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Legal and IP

Visualizing Machine Learning: How Do We Humanize The Intelligence?
Martechseries
May 28, 2018
Summary: While the data science and AI disciplines go through exciting and exhilarating advances, it is important to keep the user’s expectations and experiences in perspective. This is very critical since a sizeable segment of target AI users are being alienated with deepening disconnect and distrust.

It doesn’t need a big dash of imagination to bridge this gap. Many of the enablers needed to build user trust and promote understanding are already available in our toolkit, and research in the field is quickly unraveling the rest.

What’s needed is an acknowledgment of this divide and a conscious effort to address it by adapting the above visual framework along with the constituent 4 key aspects, while implementing machine learning solutions

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How to flaunt your Passion for analytics in Data science job interviews?
TDS
May 24, 2018
The big challenge often comes down to demonstrating and defending this passion for analytics in a data science interview. How can one go about doing this to stand out from the crowd? Drawing from my experience and from what many practitioners look for in candidates, here are 5 steps to achieving this.

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What frustrates Data Scientists in Machine Learning projects?
TDS
May 14, 2018
In this article we wade into the fantasy world of expectations from data science projects and find out the top misconceptions held by clients.

Here we’ll talk about the 8 most common myths I’ve seen in machine learning projects, and why they annoy data scientists. If you’re just getting into data science, or are already mainstream, these are potential grenades that might be hurled at you. Hence, it would be handy knowing how to handle them.

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6 Reasons why Data Visualisation projects Fail
TDS
May 03, 2018
At times, one wonders what makes the visual display of information so tough.

Perhaps it’s got to do with the reduction of information design to lame, but slick dashboards displaying an assortment of KPIs.
Maybe it's the fancy charts and dazzling functionalities that have somewhere lost the pulse of the users.
Or, it’s the well-meaning initiatives that have gotten derailed midway due to conflicting priorities & confused execution.
Can we look at the key failure points in visualisation projects? Or, as a visualisation practitioner would you like some funny reflections of shared frustrations? Read on for a sampling of our experience at Gramener, from close to a decade of implementing visual intelligence at enterprises. Lets also discuss how these pitfalls can be tackled.

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4 Ways to fail a Data scientist job interview
TDS
April 18, 2018
While there are hundreds of ways to fail an interview, these can be isolated into 4 broad paths.

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Catch me if you can: A simple english explanation of GANs or Dueling neural-nets
TDS
March 28, 2018
Deep learning GANs is one the biggest breakthrough technologies of 2018, as per MIT Technology Review’s annual list of top 10 tech

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So, Why Should Startups Care About Culture?
TDS
December 06, 2017
Lets dissect the influential role culture plays, in not just enabling growth and scale, but also in deciding whether a company would stay afloat and see the light of the day.

From my experience of building and scaling organisations, I try and explain this here with an interesting parallel of a child’s growth.

We’ll trace the path to see how culture forms at inception, what decides its evolution and when it could turn so dangerous that it warrants its destruction.

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2 eBooks
Make Insights Actionable With AI & BI
AtScale
September 30, 2022
This e-book is a collection of advice from top 20 Data Leaders

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Make AI & BI Work At Scale
At Scale
January 01, 2022
Each chapter contains practical advice on how to help you accelerate business outcomes with AI & BI across your organization.

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2 Founders
Founder & CEO | Advisor, Trainer, Public Speaker, and Author
Ganes Kesari
February 01, 2022
Innovation Titan logo
Founder & CEO | Advisor, Trainer, Public Speaker, and AuthorFounder & CEO | Advisor, Trainer, Public Speaker, and Author
Innovation TitanInnovation Titan
Feb 2022 - Present · 10 mosFeb 2022 - Present · 10 mos
New Jersey, United StatesNew Jersey, United States
I founded Innovation Titan to help leaders of small & medium-sized businesses transform their organizations by scaling data-driven decisions. Here are the three ways I deliver impact:

1) Advisory: Play the role of a fractional data executive to help your organization strategize, execute, and realize benefits from data science. Partner with executives through advisory boards and coaching.

2) Executive Education: Run data-driven leadership workshops and corporate training for leaders on building a data-driven organization. Teach courses at US universities and on educational platforms to demystify decision intelligence for emerging leaders.

3) Writing: Craft compelling content such as whitepapers, e-books, articles, and case studies to story-tell enterprise value from analytics for internal and external stakeholders.

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Co-founder & Chief Decision Scientist
Ganes Kesari
September 02, 2011
Leading our Client Advisory and Innovation practices
• Setup Advisory practice to help clients with data science strategy, teams, and data culture
• Lead Innovation at AI Labs and Story Labs. Experimenting with machine learning and data storytelling for novel business applications

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2 Influencer Awards
CSuite Digital Leadership Award
CSuite Awards
June 29, 2020
This was awarded for the 'Best Blog' by a Business Leader

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Top Writer in Artificial Intelligence
Medium
October 30, 2018
This was awarded for writing great content related to AI on 'Medium'

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1 Instructor
Business Analytics Program Instructor
ISB, Hyderabad
December 09, 2020
He taught a data visualization course in the Business Analytics Program at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

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3 Keynotes
Transform Your Brand’s Customer Experience Using AI
INBOUND
December 10, 2019
Many enterprises use archaic approaches to digital listening and VOC programs that fall short on depth of intelligence and actionability. With live case studies, we'll see how data science is transforming Customer Experience using public and internal data sources to build an integrated view of the customer. State-of-the-art AI models use advances in speech processing, text analytics, and computer vision to build a digital persona of individual users. By piecing together interactions over time and across channels such as structured survey responses, text chatter, and contact center conversations, marketers can now understand what the customer really wants.

Key Takeaways
- Practical learnings from vendor-neutral, real-life case studies. Understand the implementation challenges and approaches to successful adoption
- Understand best practices in social listening and voice of customer programs that present a reimagined world of the customer and their priorities, with the help of data
- Introduction to advanced analytics techniques in text analytics, speech processing, and computer vision that are relevant for customer experience

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Saving our Planet’s Biodiversity with AI | Ganes Kesari | TEDxAsburyPark
TEDxAsburyPark
July 15, 2019
The global environmental crisis and rapid depletion of our flora and fauna have triggered Earth’s sixth mass extinction. Pushed to the brink of disaster, our natural world is in total chaos. As we scramble for solutions, Artificial Intelligence has shown up as an unlikely savior.

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AI for Social Good: Saving the planet through data science
O'Reilly Strata Data Conference
April 30, 2019
Global environmental challenges have pushed our planet to the brink of disaster. Rapid advances in deep learning are placing immense power in the hands of consumers and enterprises. This talk explains how the power can be marshaled to support environmental groups and researchers who need immediate assistance to address the rapid depletion of our rich biodiversity.

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3 Media Interviews
Improving consumer journey and experience leveraging customer intelligence – A podcast with IBM
IBM
March 18, 2020
Gramener’s Co-founder and Head of Analytics, Ganes Kesari, joined Alex LePage (Senior Product Marketing Director, Marketing Solutions at Neustar) on the IBM ThinkLeaders podcast to discuss how can brands gather meaningful insights about customer behavior to improve decision making.

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Saving Penguins with AI [Podcast with Intel]
Intel
March 06, 2020
Gramener’s Co-founder and Head of Analytics, Ganes Kesari, joined the Intel on AI podcast to discuss how Gramener has created a crowd counting solution to overcome the challenge of counting penguins in Antarctica.

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The Role of AI in Saving Our Biodiversity [Podcast]
TED
February 12, 2020
Listen to an amazing 15-min podcast on how data and AI are helping save biodiversity. In this podcast, Ganes Kesari, Gramener’s Chief Decision Scientist, talks with TEDxAsburyPark volunteer Mohamed El-Sayed on various schemes and technology solutions to help not-for-profit organizations save biodiversity.

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Tags: Analytics, AI, Data Center

8 Mentors
Industry Mentor
Northwestern University
May 05, 2023
He has been requested to mentor and judge Augmented Intelligence for Health Bowl, hosted by Northwestern University.

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Industry Mentor
Nanben NJ
January 01, 2022
1. NANBEN - Mentored working professionals in the US on data analytics for 1 year - Jan to Dec 2022

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Industry Mentor
Rutgers School of Communication & Information
November 06, 2021
Rutgers Mingle 2021 - Mentored students and led the session on Data Science Career path at the Rutgers School of Communication & Information Mingle in Nov 2021

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Industry Mentor
Penn State
October 29, 2021
Penn State Nittany AI 2021 - Mentored and judged students in the Penn State Nittany AI Annual Challenge 2021

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Industry Mentor
Penn State
September 04, 2021
Penn State Industry project - Mentored Penn State students in the Nittany AI Industry project conducted for the Center for Medical Innovation, for 14 weeks from Sep to Dec 2021.

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Industry Mentor
SXSW
March 12, 2020
SXSW 2020 - Invited to be an Industry Mentor at SWSW

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Industry Mentor
NASSCOM
January 03, 2020
Nasscom 2020 - Mentored mid-career professionals to help nurture women leaders of tomorrow in AI - 1 year

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Industry Mentor
NASSCOM
January 01, 2019
Nasscom 2019 - Mentored mid-career professionals to help nurture women leaders of tomorrow in AI - 1 year

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2 Panels
Culture, Trust, Tech: Building an AI Powered Blueprint for Today's Enterprise
NASSCOMVideos
May 28, 2020
Artificial Intelligence is clearly one of the dominant forces that are thriving in today’s crisis. With a lot of organizations & business leaders looking to accelerate adoption, they will need an AI framework. This session will define the elements needed in the AI blueprint with today’s context.

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Business Strategy

Open Data for Inclusive Growth: Challenges and Potential Solutions
World Bank
September 04, 2014
World Bank Panel Discussion

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Social

12 Podcasts
Successful Frameworks for Scaling Data Maturity
DataFramed
November 15, 2022
To become a data-driven organization, it takes a major shift in mindset and culture, investments in technology and infrastructure, skills transformation, and clearly evangelizing the usefulness of using data to drive better decision-making.

With all of these levers to scale, many organizations get stuck early in their data transformation journey, not knowing what to prioritize and how. In this episode, Ganes Kesari joins the show to share the frameworks and processes that organizations can follow to become data-driven, measure their data maturity, and win stakeholder support across the organization.

Ganes is Co-Founder and Chief Decision Scientist at Gramener, which helps companies make data-driven decisions through powerful data stories and analytics. He is an expert in data, analytics, organizational strategy, and hands-on execution. Throughout his 20-year career, Ganes has become an internationally-renowned speaker and has been published in Forbes, Entrepreneur, and has become a thought leader in Data Science.

Throughout the episode, we talk about how organizations can scale their data maturity, how to build an effective data science roadmap, how to successfully navigate the skills and people components of data maturity, and much more

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The Digital Supply Chain podcast
The Digital Supply Chain podcast
May 06, 2022
Data Science Strategies In Supply Chain - A Chat With Gramener's Ganes Kesari

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Ganes Kesari · Co-founder & Chief Decision Scientist at Gramener // Bedrock @ LAPIPA_Studios
Bedrock
August 11, 2021
In this new episode, Jesús talks to Ganes Kesari, Co-founder and Chief Decision Scientist at Gramener. He is an entrepreneur, AI thought leader, author, and TEDx speaker. Ganes advises executives of large organizations on data-driven decision making. His expertise lies in the application of data science to solve business challenges, and in building teams to promote a culture of data.

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Low-Code Data Science Solutions and Business ROI - Ganes Kesari
Minhaaj Rehman
June 20, 2021
This week I'll sit down with Ganes Kesari, Chief Decision Scientist at Gramener, the company behind Gramex and an innovative rising star. Ganes is a contributor in leading magazines such as Forbes, TechCrunch, Entrepreneur, and The Enterprisers Project. He won the 2020 CSuite Award for best blog by a business leader. He has taught at Princeton University and Indian Business School and has been invited to speak at TED, O'Reilly Strata, Microsoft, and Intel events.

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E168 Ganes Kesari, Co-Founder and Chief Decision Scientist at Gramener
Alldus
January 25, 2021
"Welcome to episode 168 of the AI in Action podcast, the show where we break down the hype and explore the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.

Powered by Alldus International, our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is being done within AI in the United States and Europe."

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Tech Top 6 – BONUS – Ganes Kesari Interview – 2021 AI/ML Perspective
Small World Big Data
January 15, 2021
We featured a tech article by Ganes Kesari this week on Covid accelerating AI/ML adoption in 2020/2021. Here is our full entertaining interview with Ganes on AI/ML and more of his perspectives on why and how IT should approach AI/ML projects in 2021. Well worth a listen if you either wonder or worry about the magic of AI, and what is the best way to initiate and drive ML projects to get a positive ROI.

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The 5 roles that every data science team must hire for
The Federal
December 28, 2020
Building a data science product for your business is quite like building your home. Using this analogy, Ganes Kesari, chief decision scientist at https://gramener.com/ (Profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gkesari/), looks at the five roles and skills that the best data science teams look for when they hire

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Technique isn't everything with data problems
Diffbot
November 03, 2020
In this DataBytes netcast we meet with Ganes Kesari, co-founder and chief decision scientist at Gramener, TEDx speaker, Forbes contributor and writer.

We tackle issues including not stepping back and finding the business problem before you find your data problem. What's missing when data professionals focus purely on technique. And Ganes' time building Gramener over the last decade.

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How Design Helps Enable Repeatable Value on AI, ML, and Analytics Projects
designingforanalytics.com
January 28, 2020
Join Ganes and I as we talk about how design, as a core competency, has enabled Gramener’s analytics and machine learning work to produce better value for clients.

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Data Scientists and Social Scientists Need Each Other
The Sociable
December 16, 2019
Many of us think that our brains are hardwired for numbers or words; for natural science or social science. This week's Brains Byte Back episode challenges this assumption.

Our guests on this episode are Ganes Kesari, Head of Analytics at Gramener, and Briana Brownell, Founder and CEO at Pure Strategy Inc.

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Gramener Image Recognition and Intel AI Saving Antarctic Penguins
Intel
October 23, 2019
Counting and identifying characteristics of crowds can provide organizations with a lot of valuable insights. Yet challenges like image distortion, density, and different camera angles can make analyzing images accurately very challenging. Ganes Kesari, Co-founder and Head of Analytics at Gramener, joins the Intel on AI podcast to discuss how Gramener has created a crowd counting solution that can overcome those challenges and produce a very rapid and accurate analysis of images. He talks about how Gramener has utilized this solution for several AI for good projects including a joint effort with Microsoft* to count Antarctic penguin colonies. Ganes explains how their solution used convolutional neural networks (CNNs) using density-based estimations to deliver a more accurate penguin count than traditional manual counting methods. He also emphasized how benchmarking the solution on Intel AI technology and the Intel Optimization for PyTorch* helped Gramener achieve comparable performance at a potentially lower computational cost. In addition to AI for good projects, Ganes also outlines how this same solution can also be utilized for other enterprise opportunities like drug discovery and how Gramener will continue to collaborate with Intel to provide better optimizations and performance for its customers. To learn more, visit gramener.com/.

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Climate Change

Leveraging customer intelligence for a better consumer journey
IBM Thinkleaders
June 28, 2019
How can brands gather meaningful insights about customer behavior to improve decision making? Can we stitch together these insights across the customer journey? How does a brand have an authentic exchange of value with a consumer? In this episode of IBM thinkLeaders, we are joined by Alex LePage (Senior Product Marketing Director, Marketing Solutions at Neustar) and Ganes Kesari (Co-founder & Head of Analytics at Gramener). We talk to Alex and Ganes about whether a customer can have a seamless journey in an omnichannel world, the power of marketing teaming up with data science for cross-functional expertise, and how to turn a happy customer into a promoter for the brand. We also dig into the recently announced Dashboard act (regarding data monetization) and the fine line between creepy and useful with retargeting.

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35 Presentations
Project Management Careers in Data Science
slideshare
October 31, 2022
This slide deck was used in the presentation made to the Project Management Institute (PMI) Metrolina Chapter on September 28, 2022.

Title:
Top Data Science Career Opportunities For Project Managers

- Art of the Possible with Data Science
- Industry case studies
Data & Analytics 101 for PMs: Key disciplines and terminologies
- Top roles in data analytics
- Project Management in Data Science


Takeaways:
- How managers influence D&A project outcomes
- Key responsibilities & tips for success
- Industry examples: Challenges and learnings

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How AI Can Help Anonymize Clinical Trial Data
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September 15, 2022
This is the deck presented by Ganes Kesari at the PHUSE SDE Summer event at Boston, MA on August 23rd, 2022.

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Penn State Guest Lecture: Business Forecasting in Real Life
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November 30, 2021
This deck was used in the guest lecture conducted at the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology. The session was delivered by Thanoj Kattamanchi and Ganes Kesari on November 30th, 2021.

Session Abstract:
What are the most common applications of forecasting techniques? This talk will share several industry case studies on forecasting. It will dive into the details of how a large agricultural conglomerate adopted price forecasting to achieve a revenue uplift of 3.2%. The session will cover the step-by-step approach adopted by the client, from business problem definition, data identification, variable selection, model evaluation, to deployment. It will conclude by sharing the top lessons learned and guidelines for aspiring data scientists considering a career in building machine learning applications.

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500 startups cognitive bias in decision making
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November 18, 2021
What are the most common cognitive biases that impact leaders? How can early-stage startups lay a foundation for data-driven decisions?

In this fireside chat for 500 Startups, I addressed startup founders on how to champion good data stewardship, embed it in product development, and ensure organizational ROI from data.

The session was conducted on November 10th, 2021.

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RBS Guest Lecture - Actionable Customer Intelligence with Journey Mapping
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July 10, 2021
This deck was used in the guest lecture delivered by Ganes at the Rutgers Business School, New Jersey, on July 7th, 2021. These slides were supplemented with a live business case that was used for the class discussion.

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AI - Savior or Supervillain?
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June 24, 2021
This deck was used in the session conducted on June 24th, 2021

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5 Steps to Transform into a Data-Driven Organization
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May 29, 2021
This session was presented on May 27th, 2021, in a Webinar organized by Gramener.

https://info.gramener.com/5-steps-to-transform-into-data-driven-organization

Session Details:
Today, organizations struggle to get value from data despite significant investments. Did you know that there's one factor that influences the outcomes of all your data initiatives?

This webinar will highlight how an organization's data maturity influences its performance. It will show how you can assess your data maturity and plan the five steps for data-driven business transformation.

Pain points we would be discussing:

Most organizations stagnate midway in their data journey.

Gartner says that over 87% of organizations in the industry are at lower levels of data maturity (levels 1 and 2 on a scale of 5).
Just doing more data science projects will not improve your capabilities or outcomes. The fact is that the top challenges reported by CDOs fall into five common areas.

This webinar will show what they are and how you can tackle them.

Who should attend
- Executives, Chief Data/Analytics Officers, Technology leaders, Business heads, Managers

What Will You Learn?
- What is data science maturity, and why does it matter?
- How do you assess data science maturity and limitations of the assessment?
- How can data science maturity help your organization level up (explained with an example)?

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Applications of AI in Supply Chain Management: Hype versus Reality
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December 07, 2020
We will discuss supply chain use cases and provide the opportunities that await the SCM professional who is equipped with skills in AI and ML.

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How AI can Save Lives with the Help of Satellite Imagery
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November 02, 2020
This deck was used in the presentation at IM Data 2020, organized by RMDS Labs.

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Saving lives by applying AI to Satellite imagery
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October 22, 2020
This presentation was made in the Cities Rising Summit organized by the Tom Tom Festival

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What Really is AI and How will it Shape our Future?
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October 10, 2020
Presentation used for the talk at NANBEN NJ on Oct 10, 2020.

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How AI can help you make your Audience Sit up and take Notice
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June 16, 2020
This session was delivered in the IABC World Conference 2020, on June 15.

https://wc.iabc.com/sessions/

Session Abstract:
How do you cut through the clutter and connect with your audience? Can data make your message more credible? Can analytics help you craft compelling content? How can

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How to Structure your Data Science Teams for Best Outcomes
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June 06, 2020
This session was presented on Jun 4th 2020, in a Webinar organized by Gramener.

https://info.gramener.com/how-to-structure-your-data-science-teams

Session Details:
Today, organizations understand that data science is a team sport. But how do you organize this multi-skilled team?

This we

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'Recession-proofing' your Business with Data
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May 07, 2020
This session was presented on May 7th 2020, in a Webinar organized by Gramener.

https://info.gramener.com/recession-proofing-your-business-with-data

COVID-19 has disrupted every industry and precipitated a recession. With the virus still in the early stages of progression, the only certa

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What's the Value of Data Science for Organizations: Tips for Invincibility in your Data Science Career
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April 30, 2020
This session was delivered as an Open Colloquium on Apr 30th 2020 for the Master in Information program students. It was organized by the Rutgers School of Communication & Information.

The session covers 3 themes:
- How do enterprises and not-for-profit organizations gain value from d

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How Brands can use AI for Actionable Customer Intelligence
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April 23, 2020
This session was delivered on Apr 20th 2020 at the Rutgers Business School. This was a Guest Lecture for the "AI in Marketing" class.

Session Brief:

Today, customers interact with brands continuously, either intentionally or indirectly. They do so on a number of channels, and l

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Transform your Brand's Customer Experience by using AI
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January 24, 2020
This deck was used in the presentation at the Concentric 2020 conference, on Jan 24th, 2020.

SESSION BRIEF:
Most organizations struggle to understand their customers. In a digital world, the power of data and technology is not tapped into. So, customer advocacy initiatives are short-sight

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How to Build Data Science Teams
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January 16, 2020
These are the slides from the Gramener webinar conducted on 16-Jan-2020.

- What skills & roles will help you deliver your analytics and data visualization projects?
- What skills do most teams miss to hire for?

In a Gartner survey, CIOs reported 'team skills' as their biggest

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The Best Way to Choose your Data Science Projects
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November 14, 2019
This was presented by Ganes Kesari on Nov 14th 2019, in a Webinar organized by Gramener Inc.

https://info.gramener.com/data-science-roadmap

Are your data science projects delivering business value? Do you have trouble finding the projects that can deliver the best ROI? Are the priorities

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How Data Science can help Understand your Customers Better
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September 18, 2019
This was presented at the AT&T Retirees Quarterly ELATE Luncheon, on Sep 18th, 2019.

SESSION BRIEF:
Most organizations struggle to understand their customers. In a digital world, the power of data and technology is not tapped into. So, customer advocacy initiatives are short-sighted, transactional and unscientific. This session will show how organizations can listen to customers better. It will introduce you to AI techniques that are revolutionizing customer intelligence.

With examples, you will understand how these insights can be translated into business decisions.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. You will learn creative ways to find what customers are looking for right now
2. You will be introduced to advanced analytics techniques and storytelling with data
3. You will understand how data science can be applied for business decisions

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Why is it difficult to achieve strategic differentiation using AI
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September 13, 2019
This deck was presented at ICC 2019, the ISACA Chennai Conference, by Ganes Kesari.

Session Abstract:
Today, every organization is trying to make their business AI-ready. However, industry reports claim that “80% of data science projects will not deliver value”. While the destination is clear, the path to be taken isn’t obvious.

Companies struggle with several questions: How to lay out a robust data science roadmap? What skills do you need to hire for? How do AI models translate to business value? How to sustain a culture of innovation and insight?

This session will answer these questions and show how organizations can apply AI at scale. It achieves the following learning objectives:

* How to align data science with the organization’s strategic objectives?
* How to setup and scale teams?
* What organizational structures help deliver business value with AI?

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How Organizations can gain Strategic Advantage when Everyone is applying AI
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August 23, 2019
Talk by Ganes Kesari at the BA Conference, Columbus 2019 (https://www.iibacolumbus.org/2019-speakers)

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How to Build Data Science Teams that Deliver Business Value
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May 22, 2019
Talk by Ganes Kesari at the Data Summit, Boston 2019 (http://www.dbta.com/DataSummit/2019/Agenda.aspx)

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AI for Social Good - Saving the Planet with Data Science
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April 29, 2019
Presentation by Ganes Kesari at Strata, London on 30-Apr-2019

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Smart Contract Risk Identification with AI
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April 26, 2019
Presentation by Ganes Kesari at the AI Legal Conference at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh on 26 April 2019

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2019 Intelligent Cloud Conf - How Deep Learning is Saving the Planet
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April 09, 2019
Presented by Ganes Kesari at the Intelligent Cloud Conference, Copenhagen on 9-Apr-2019 (http://intelligentcloud.dk)

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Counting the World with AI Models
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April 04, 2019
Talk by Ganes Kesari in AnacondaCON 2019 (https://anacondacon.io)

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How Analytics is Reinventing Human Resources
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November 24, 2018
Every organization faces complex HR challenges with the building, managing and retention of teams. With the ready availability of rich, streaming data, smart talent analytics offers a solution.

This is a showcase of the practical applications of machine learning to simplify human resource management in organizations, using HR Analytics Examples from the work done by Gramener.

This is the deck from a talk by Ganes Kesari at Bots & AI New York meeting, on 12-Nov-18 at NYC.

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Grammar of Graphics: The secret sauce of Powerful Data Stories
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November 02, 2018
Charts are not monolithic entities. Learn how you can invent your own visuals by dynamically mapping data onto graphical elements.

Napoleon's March is used to illustrate how this concept can be used to create powerful data stories, or its absence can make a mockery of this visual, lacking any narrative!

This is the deck from a talk by Ganes Kesari at Data Visualization New York meeting, on 1-Nov-18 at NYC.

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Deep Learning Applications in the Enterprise
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October 27, 2018
An introduction to Deep learning with a walkthrough of its application to business problems across a variety of areas. Case studies range from detection of animals to celebrities, classification of biodiversity to emotions and counting of crowds to coconuts.

Deck presented by Ganes Kesari B at the NJ Data Science Meeting, on 27th Oct 2018

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Visualizing the Indian Elections
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July 19, 2018
Slides used in the talk by Ganes Kesari at Open Data Camp conducted at ISB Hyderabad, on 28th Jun 2014

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New Age Tools in Data Journalism - Analytics & Visualization
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July 19, 2018
Slides from the talk delivered by Ganes Kesari, at IIIT R&D Showcase event, in Hyderabad on 18th Feb 2017.

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How to Enter the Data Analytics Industry?
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July 19, 2018
Slides from the Upgrad workshop conducted by Ganes Kesari on 10th Dec'16 at Hyderabad, India.


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Conversational AI: Data story-telling for a Speech-driven world
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July 19, 2018
Slides from the talk by Ganes Kesari at "Data Visualization NY" event held on 17th Jul '18 at New School, NYC

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Trends in Visualising Machine Learning: An approach to humanising the intelligence
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April 06, 2018
Presentation by Ganes Kesari B at the Global Data science conference in Santa Clara, California on 4th April 2018.

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2 Speaker Bureau Memberships
Business Speaker
All American Speakers
December 03, 2021
Entrepreneur, Data Science Thought Leader, Author & TEDx Speaker

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SpeakerHub
SpeakerHub
November 01, 2020

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15 Speaking Engagements
Cognitive Biases in Decision Making
500 Global
November 10, 2021
Join us for a fireside chat with Ganes Kesari, Chief Decision Maker at Gramener and a regular contributor to Forbes on ethical AI. Ganes will be discussing why deeply understanding good data stewardship matters for early-stage startups, getting the foundations in place to enable meaningful consumption of data over the long-term, how leaders can overcome cognitive bias in decision making and champion good data stewardship from the early stages, and suggesting questions to embed in the product development process to eventually ensure you're getting ROI from data.

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How AI can Save Lives with the Help of Satellite Imagery
RMDS Labs
November 02, 2020
IM Data 2020 by RMDS Lab, Pasadena

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Transform Your Brand’s Customer Experience by Using AI
Delta CX
February 02, 2020
This session introduces the best practices in managing Customer Experience through advanced analytics and AI. Staying vendor-neutral, it presents the latest approaches using real-life case studies.

It shows how organizations can gain an integrated view of the customer. By combining listening channels such as social media, voice-of-customer and contact center interactions, it shows how to:

* Identify the right data sources to capture user inputs
* Apply AI through language models to understand customer intent
* Present an integrated view of the customer to recommend executive decisions

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Transform Your Brand’s Customer Experience Using AI (INBOUND, Boston)
Ganes Kesari
December 10, 2019
Many enterprises use archaic approaches to digital listening and VOC programs that fall short on depth of intelligence and actionability. With live case studies, we'll see how data science is transforming Customer Experience using public and internal data sources to build an integrated view of the customer. State-of-the-art AI models use advances in speech processing, text analytics, and computer vision to build a digital persona of individual users. By piecing together interactions over time and across channels such as structured survey responses, text chatter, and contact center conversations, marketers can now understand what the customer really wants.

Key Takeaways
- Practical learnings from vendor-neutral, real-life case studies. Understand the implementation challenges and approaches to successful adoption
- Understand best practices in social listening and voice of customer programs that present a reimagined world of the customer and their priorities, with the help of data
- Introduction to advanced analytics techniques in text analytics, speech processing, and computer vision that are relevant for customer experience

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Saving Antarctic Penguins with Deep Learning
Intel
November 05, 2019
This talk will provide a background of crowd counting and share the pros & cons of the approaches. It will present a real-world application in the biodiversity conservation space. We will see how AI helped count penguin populations in Antarctica, using time-lapse pictures from camera traps. The implementation challenges faced and the approach used to address them would be discussed.

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Predicting the Quality of Life from Satellite Imagery
O'Reilly AI Conference
October 17, 2019
In large developing countries like India, it’s tough to base policy decisions on data. Of a population of 1.3 billion, 70% reside in rural areas with minimal digital trails. Large governmental initiatives such as the national census are collected once every 10 years. Despite the best of intentions, they aren’t comprehensive and quickly get out of sync with reality.

Ganes Kesari explores how satellite imagery offers an alternate ground truth that’s accurate at high resolution, available across periods as a time series, easily accessible, and is relatively inexpensive. While this is a rich source of visual information, the challenge has been in processing images and generating useful insights. The advances in deep learning have helped solve this last hurdle, placing enormous power in people’s hands and paving the way for socioeconomic data analytics.

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Saving our Planet’s Biodiversity with AI
TEDx Talks
July 15, 2019
The global environmental crisis and rapid depletion of our flora and fauna have triggered Earth’s sixth mass extinction. Pushed to the brink of disaster, our natural world is in total chaos. As we scramble for solutions, Artificial Intelligence has shown up as an unlikely savior.

AI is busy at work saving our world, paradoxically, from our own hands. Starting with a simple explanation of the technology, this talk will showcase the revolutionary work being done using AI to save endangered species in our forests and oceans. Along with a future outlook, we’ll see how everyone can contribute. learn more at TEDxAsburyPark.com

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Counting the World with AI Models
Anaconda, Inc.
April 24, 2019
Cascaded Convolutional Neural Networks offer an excellent alternative to traditional crowd-counting methods and detection- or regression-based models. CNNs use density-based estimations to preserve spatial information and can localize the count, while also estimating the overall tally. They also capture both global and local features with remarkable accuracy. This talk covers three business case studies: Counting marketing conversions by estimating in-store footfalls, counting the Antarctic penguins from camera trap images, and counting the number of cells in microscopic images.

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Applied Machine Learning is Reinventing Human Resources
Bots and AI Meetup
December 03, 2018
Every organization, large or small faces complex challenges with the building, managing and retention of teams. With the ready availability of rich, streaming data at the disposal of most organizations, this needn’t be so difficult. This talk will showcase some of the practical applications of machine learning to tackle HR challenges in organization. Past work done in this area by Gramener will be presented as real-world case studies to showcase the potential, approach and benefits

Ganes Kesari is a co-founder at Gramener (https://gramener.com), where he heads Analytics and AI Labs. Ganes advises businesses on deriving value from data science. He is passionate about the confluence of machine learning, information design, and data-driven decision making.

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Visualising Machine learning: Humanising the advanced Intelligence
Ganes Kesari
August 18, 2018
Deck presented by Ganes Kesari B at the NJ Data Science Meetup, on 24th Feb 2018

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New Age Tools in Data Journalism - Analytics & Visualization
Ganes Kesari
July 19, 2018
Slides from the talk delivered by Ganes Kesari, at IIIT R&D Showcase event, in Hyderabad on 18th Feb 2017

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Visualizing the Indian Elections
Ganes Kesari
July 19, 2018
Slides used in the talk by Ganes Kesari at Open Data Camp conducted at ISB Hyderabad, on 28th Jun 2014

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Trends in Visualising Machine Learning: An approach to humanising the intelligence
Ganes Kesari
April 06, 2018
Presentation by Ganes Kesari B at the Global Data science conference in Santa Clara, California on 4th April 2018.

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Making sense of Big data: Visual Story Telling
Ganes Kesari
December 06, 2014
How do you cut the Big Data clutter and tell interesting, insightful and impacting stories? This session talks about the need for Data Visualization & how Visual stories can come to the aid of the Big Data problem associated with meaningful consumption. The point is illustrated by leveraging several industry case studies.

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Migration patterns in India
Gramener
March 24, 2012
Shared at OpenDataCamp Bangalore, 2012

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"Using Visuals to Make Data-Driven Decisions"
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What Skills Do You Need To Succeed as a Data Science Project Manager?
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5 Popular Data Science roles for Project Managers
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Implementing AI in Social Projects: Best Practices and Lessons Learned
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Defending African Elephants with Deep Learning
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Conserving Antarctica's Penguins with the Help of AI
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AI in Action: How a fish detector recognizes Salmons underwater
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Exploring the Power of Deep Learning for Animal Detection in the Wild
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What is integrated customer intelligence? Analytics can help contextualize your customer journey
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What do customers really want? Here's how AI can help you improve CX
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How to spot unusual customer data? Look out for these 3 types of signals to improve your CX
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Announcing my new venture - Innovation Titan
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Will AI really deliver - for long, it's been the "next big thing"
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Will AI take over or retreat into another winter - 3 scenarios explained
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AI is a master content creator, but here's how this can hurt us
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How can you use decision intelligence to tackle customer attrition?
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Can AI help eradicate dengue and save human lives?
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How can you fight confirmation bias?
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How can you detect fraud using Visual Analytics?
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What is Collective Intelligence (CI) and how You can Leverage it
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3 Steps to Crafting Your Epic Data Story With A Semantic Layer
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Should you fire your Customers? Here's how you can do it
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Knights of Gramener Awards - Q2 FY 2022-2023
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November 14, 2022

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What are the 4 Types of Analytics Insights?
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What Is Deep Learning (DL) And How Does It Work?
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Why Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) Gaining Importance Yet Again?
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Why Clients Love Ganes' Sessions!
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What Is Artificial Intelligence (AI)?
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November 01, 2022

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How we help our clients make impactful data-driven decisions | A summary
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October 28, 2022

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How we help our clients make impactful data-driven decisions | Part 2
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October 28, 2022

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How we help our clients make impactful data-driven decisions | Part 1
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Starting line for your data journey | Data Science Whiteboards S03 E04
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How to Measure ROI on AI Investments | Naveen Gattu | Ai4 Event 2022
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3 steps to make data-driven decisions for enterprises | Data Science Whiteboards S03 E03
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3 Tips For Leaders To Foster Data-Driven Decisions At Their Firms
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How to orchestrate data & analytics across your firm? | Data Science Whiteboards S03 E02
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Predicting Heat Island in Calgary with GeoAI | Full Session by Sumedh Ghatage at GeoPython 2022
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Predicting Heat Island in Calgary | Geo AI | GeoPython 2022
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The most important data science role you should NEVER hire | Data Science Whiteboards S03 E01
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Live Webinar | Using Computer Vision for Manufacturing Operations | Gramener
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Computer Vision to Save Penguin Population | Podcast
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Revolutionizing IVF Outcomes with AI | With Eran Eshed, CEO & Co-Founder at Fairtility
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July 01, 2022

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LeaAnne Ross from Evergreen on How Gramener Helped them Build Resilient Cities in Canada
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3 Tips to Foster the Culture of Data-Driven Decisions | Ganes Kesari
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Detecting Serious Diseases Using Keystrokes | Ganes Kesari & Richie Bavasso
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Role of Digital Biomarkers in bringing Healthcare Home | Ganes Kesari & Andy Coravos
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Dirty Data = Messy Models | Ganes Kesari & Tom Redman
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Future Proof Author Kevin Roose & Ganes Kesari
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OKRs & Data Culture | Ganes Kesari & Kenneth Paul Lewis
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November 22, 2021

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Leading Business Innovations in the Pandemic - A Summary | Ganes Kesari & Prof. V. Govindarajan
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October 26, 2021

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Using AI & Digital Twins in Clinical Trials | Charles Fisher CEO, Unlearn
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September 29, 2021

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Data Story: When are people born in the US? Do Sun signs drive School grades?!
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March 31, 2021

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How to Use Data to Tell Stories
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March 02, 2021

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How Geospatial AI can Save Millions of Human Lives from Mosquito-borne Diseases
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November 18, 2020

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Public Speaking: How to Improve your Body Language and Voice Modulation?
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November 15, 2020

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Should you memorize your talk? What does it take to deliver a great presentation?
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October 31, 2020

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4 Tips to Deliver a Remote Presentation
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October 25, 2020

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Saving Lives by Applying AI to Satellite Imagery (Cities Rising Summit, Online)
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October 24, 2020

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Public Speaking: Slide Creation Tips to Hold your Audience's Attention
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October 18, 2020

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Ganes Kesari - Uday Sanghani Dialogue | Automation Diaries: The Wizards of Automation
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September 10, 2020

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What's the Biggest Challenge your Organization will Face in Data Science?
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August 18, 2020

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The very pursuit of Data Science can improve your Data Quality. Here's why
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June 18, 2020

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6 Questions to detect a Fake AI Solution
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April 09, 2020

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What is Transfer Learning? An Intuitive Explanation
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August 31, 2019

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Top 6 Reasons why Data Visualization Projects Fail
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August 31, 2019

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How can you direct your own Data Movie?
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August 16, 2019

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Can Helping your Mom at Home get you more Marks at School? (ISB, Hyderabad)
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June 08, 2019

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Assessing Employee Engagement levels with Email Traffic
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June 08, 2019

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You Can Now Become an Expert Biologist, thanks to AI Models
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June 08, 2019

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Which US Cities offer the Best Tech Talent?
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June 08, 2019

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Spotting Animals in Forest Camera Traps using Deep Learning
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June 08, 2019

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Can you Predict the next Server Failure? (ISB, Hyderabad)
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June 08, 2019

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3 Stages Where Data Science teams Fail
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June 08, 2019

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Saving Salmon with Deep Learning
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June 08, 2019

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What influences Student Marks in School? (ISB, Hyderabad)
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June 08, 2019

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The Roles in Data Science Industry
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June 08, 2019

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What Skills are needed in Data Science?
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June 08, 2019

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What is Data Science?
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June 08, 2019

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The Real Reason behind all the Craze for Deep Learning
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June 08, 2019

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5 Reasons Businesses Struggle to Adopt Deep Learning
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June 08, 2019

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Securities Price Movement: A data storytelling case study (ISB, Hyderabad)
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June 08, 2019

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"What is Emotion Analytics?" Anand and Ganes discuss how AI can drive Data stories
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April 11, 2019

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6 Visiting Lecturers
Guest Lecturer
Digital University of Kerala
December 03, 2021
"Ecological Informatics: Real world applications of AI" for MSc Ecological Informatics students at the School of Informatics, DUK in Dec 2021

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Guest Lecturer
Princeton University
September 01, 2021
Guest lectures at Princeton University

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‘Business Forecasting in Real Life’
Penn State Outreach
August 20, 2021
Conducted a guest lecture on ‘Business Forecasting in Real Life’ for the graduate
students of the Capstone Project Course at our College of Information Sciences and
Technology (IST).

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Guest Lecturer
Rutgers Business School
July 02, 2021
"Actionable Customer Intelligence: Business Case Study" for RBS in July 2021

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Guest Lecturer
Rutgers Business School
April 03, 2020
"How Brands can use AI for actionable customer intelligence" for RBS in Apr 2020

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Guest Lecturer
Indian School of Business
August 01, 2014
"Visual Intelligence for Business impact" at ISB Hyderabad in August 2014

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25 Webinars
What Are The Top 3 Biases In Decision Making?
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November 18, 2022

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What is Decision Intelligence (DI)? Why is it one of the Hottest Trends Today?
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November 13, 2022

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How Does Machine Learning (ML) Work?
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November 11, 2022

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How to Launch your OKRs, First Time Right
Profit OKR Software
April 28, 2022
In this video, listen to some of the most experienced OKR practitioners who have helped hundreds of startups and blue-chip clients successfully execute their OKR programs. Find out OKR best practices, and red flags to watch out for when executing your OKR program for the first time.

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How to Launch your OKRs, First Time Right
Profit OKR Software
April 27, 2022
In this video, listen to some of the most experienced OKR practitioners who have helped hundreds of startups and blue-chip clients successfully execute their OKR programs. Find out OKR best practices, and red flags to watch out for when executing your OKR program for the first time.

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Optimizing Your Schedules to Maximize Opening Hours
Workforce
December 03, 2021
Discovering new tactics to stretch employee’s hours in the most efficient, labor-cost effective way has been on top of mind for operations and managers over the past 12 months. The Great Resignation has forced many to use time-consuming scheduling methods in order to make sure standard, day-to-day operations can still run. Technology-driven solutions have quickly become the best, most sought after method in combating the staffing shortage and ensuring doors stay open during peak business hours.

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Cognitive Biases in Decision Making
500 Global
November 18, 2021
Join us for a fireside chat with Ganes Kesari, Chief Decision Maker at Gramener and a regular contributor to Forbes on ethical AI. Ganes will be discussing why deeply understanding good data stewardship matters for early-stage startups, getting the foundations in place to enable meaningful consumption of data over the long-term, how leaders can overcome cognitive bias in decision making and champion good data stewardship from the early stages, and suggesting questions to embed in the product development process to eventually ensure you're getting ROI from data.

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