As part of its annual analytics event Datafest 2017, Analytics Vidhya did an interview series with the top leaders of the analytics world including Tiger Analytics’ Founder & CEO Mahesh Kumar. Excerpts from the interview:
Kunal: Hi Mahesh, thanks for finding out time for this interview. You started Tiger Analytics after teaching Operation Research at R. H. Smith School of Business. What gap did you discover in analytics industry which persuaded you to start Tiger Analytics?
Mahesh: When I was teaching data analytics, I used to consult for several clients for their analytics needs. In the process, I realized that there were lots of players in BI & Reporting, but very few focused on advanced analytics – especially being able to use data science to address complex business problems. Hence I started Tiger Analytics with an emphasis on creating an organization that uses advanced analytics focused on delivering tangible business outcomes
Kunal: How did you meet your co-founder and the initial team?
Mahesh: I connected with Pradeep Gulipalli, my co-founder, during the early days, while looking for someone with complementary skills and the passion for building a firm truly specializing in advanced analytics. Between us we covered functional expertise, business operations, revenue generation, global delivery etc. To build the initial team, Pradeep and I primarily used our professional networks to identify personnel with data science and advanced quantitative skills. Today, we are a team of 150+ data scientists and data engineers, solving problems using advanced analytics.
The full interview can be read here: https://www.analyticsvidhya.com/blog/2017/04/interview-with-mahesh-kumar-ceo-tiger-analytics/