A session by Mr. Anand N S (PGP-02), leader of the Data Science team for Verizon Enterprise Solutions was organized by the Alumni Committee, IIM Kozhikode on the 26th of August, 2013. Apart from being the most admired Telecommunications Company of the world, Verizon is the leader in IT solutions and Information & Entertainment Services, and has a presence in 150 countries.
With an experience of over thirteen years in the industry, Mr. Anand talked about how being a Data Scientist has become one of the emerging career paths. He explained how there is a deluge of data today, and from there how the need for Data Scientists arises. The essence of leadership, he said, is ‘decision making’, which in today’s age has become increasingly difficult with the enormous amount of data and information available.
Thus, to understand and analyze the data has become an art that Companies require individuals to master. He quoted independent researched at McKinsey and HBS that advocate the use of Data Science, and encouraged his audience to explore the field and find out how they could attain success on this career path. The session ended with a round of questions by the students.