The first edition of The Machine Conference, India’s most powerful gathering of analytics and data science leaders was successfully hosted by Analytics India Magazine on 11 May 2018 at Hotel Hyatt Regency in Mumbai. The Machine Conference, which was presented by Cartesian Consulting saw more than 200 industry leaders, who discussed the latest opportunities and challenges in the data-driven world.
The conference began with an insightful keynote session by Ramasubramanian Sundararajan, Head of AI Lab at Cartesian Consulting, which was followed by other engaging talks and panel discussions by industry thought leaders. It had over 12 talks, delivered by more than 50 leaders around the theme ‘Putting analytics to work in India’.
An exclusive conference for senior analytics executives, it brought together India’s analytics leaders to learn and do business. Data is at the forefront of all business transformations, but the challenge is to use this data and transform it into customer insights by implementing algorithms and designing new business models. The Machine Conference provided a platform to recognise those who know how to transform data into competitive advantage.
The highlight of the conference was Analytics50 awards, which recognised and honoured 50 best minds in the Indian analytics industry who have successfully transformed data into meaningful insights. The prestigious award which celebrated leaders who have helped mould the Indian analytics landscape, was presented by Mandira Bedi, a renowned actor and television celebrity. The winners were handpicked by our editors and industry doyens, who chose from the best minds vetted against the best in the industry.
Sandeep Mittal, MD at Cartesian Consulting said, “The vibe at MachineCon was special. A close knit group of people, all dealing with the same questions, striving to better their understanding of this exciting field we are in and willing to share stories from the trenches. It’s a rare confluence of good things that happened. We at Cartesian are delighted to have been the presenting sponsor at the first MachineCon, and we look forward to many more in the future.”
Bhasker Gupta, founder and CEO, Analytics India Magazine said, “Being a first edition, it turned out to be an exceptional conference with an extravagant participation from analytics leaders. We are glad that we were able to provide a platform for senior professionals in analytics and artificial intelligence to discuss growth, challenges, and adoption of analytics in their respective domains. We are also glad to have recognised the best minds in the analytics industry through our Analytics50 awards, which was an effort to celebrate men and women behind the success of data science in India. We look forward to hosting many more editions of The Machine Conference in the coming years.”
Some of the other sponsors for the Machine Conference 2018 were Accenture, Teradata, 3LOQ, BDB, The Weather Company, Bridgei2i, UpGrad and Hansa Cequity.