Big Data and Analytics
Big Data and Analytics are among the hottest technology topics in the industry right now. Nauman Sheikh takes a unique view and tries to democratize Analytics to all aspects of a business and also open it up to small and medium enterprises that typically do not rely on analytics to carry out their business. He does that by simplifying the concept, breaking down the design and implementation using existing technology pieces allowing for analytics solutions to be built without multi-million dollar investment in technology or hiring PhDs in mathematics.
Specifically for the Pakistani market, he sees opportunity for small consulting firms to build specialization in certain areas of business and apply analytics based decision strategies to serve their local and foreign clients. He will be presenting a simplified implementation roadmap that smaller firms can quickly adopt and will share various examples in theft and fraud detection, inventory management and customer care, etc. to give the audience an idea of the possibilities. His presentation will show that lack of historical data and lack of trained statistical modelers is not an impediment to building a competitive edge using analytics.
Nauman Sheikh’s profile:
Nauman Sheikh is a veteran IT professional with specialization and focus on data and analytics. His expertise ranges from data integration and data modeling in operational systems to multi-terabyte data warehousing systems to analytics systems solving real-world business problems.
He has worked in three continents solving customer centric problems in credit, risk, fraud and direct marketing areas dealing with cultural, technological and legal challenges surrounding automated decisioning systems. Throughout his career he has been a strong proponent of innovation through simplification to encourage better coordination between technical and business personnel leading to innovative answers to pressing challenges.
He firmly believes in democratization of analytics and has been working diligently the last few years in building analytics systems using widely available components using a structured methodology.
Book to be launched in June
Nauman Sheikh has an upcoming book coming out in June on the topic of Analytics. http://www.amazon.com/Implementing-Analytics-Blueprint-Development-Adoption/dp/0124016960/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1367381934&sr=8-4&keywords=Implementing+analytics