HDFC Bank and DELL EMC among winners at the Great Learning Data Science Excellence Awards 2017


  • Nine companies won awards in four categories
  • Winners were awarded by Great Learning at Cypher 2017, India’s largest data analytics conference
  • Jury members included analytics faculty from Great Lakes Institute of Management and data science professionals from the industry.


Bangalore, September 26, 2017: Great Learning, India’s leading hybrid learning platform for analytics, announced the winners of its second edition of the ‘Great Learning Data Science Excellence Awards’. Organized in association with Analytics India magazine, the awards celebrate corporate excellence in data sciences and analytics in India.

The winners were awarded by Great Learning at Cypher 2017, India’s largest data analytics conference that brings together the who’s who of the industry. All submissions were assessed by the advisory council members of Great Learning and the organizing team, which included Great Lakes Institute of Management’s analytics faculty and data science professionals from the industry. Submissions were evaluated on the basis of innovation, scalability, impact and implementation of their solutions. Nine companies emerged winners from a pool of 30 finalists in four categories.

Hari Krishnan Nair, Co-Founder, Great Learning said, “Data analytics, big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning are at the vanguard of technological change today. The creativity and innovation displayed by participating companies gives us a glimpse into the future role of analytics in corporate decision-making. Great Learning Data Science Awards puts the spotlight on the cutting edge work happening in India and recognize the innovators in this space. I congratulate the winners.”

Winners – Great Learning Data Science Excellence Awards
Category Winner
Best Big Data Implementation of the year Clairvoyant India Pvt Ltd.
HDFC Bank Ltd.
Best Boutique Analytics Firm of the year Tiger Analytics
G Square
Best Data Science Project of the year HDFC Bank + 3LOQ Labs
Emerging Analytics Product Startup of the year Blueocean Market Intelligence

Winners under the ‘Best Big Data Implementation of the Year’ category were HDFC Bank and Clairvoyant India. The award for ‘Best Boutique Analytics Firm of the Year’ was jointly won by Tiger Analytics, a Chennai-based data science consulting company and Mumbai-based analytics firm G Square, which provides AI-driven analytics for the financial industry. Blueocean Market Intelligence and Scienaptic were the joint winners under the third category ‘Emerging Analytics Product Startup of the year’. Blueocean Market helps companies get a 360-degree view of their customers, through data integration. Scienaptic offers end-to-end decision-making solutions powered by its machine learning and artificial intelligence platform “Ether”.

Three teams jointly won the award for ‘Best Data Science Project of the Year’. HDFC Bank and 3LOQ Labs, which teamed up, were awarded for designing a focused approach for identifying the who and why aspects of double digit attrition on digital channels. The Performance Analytics Group (PAG) at DELL EMC was awarded for designing a new methodology to forecast revenue to manage sales pipeline. And, Touchkin was recognized for its flagship product Wysa, which is one of the world’s first AI-enabled coach and chat platform, that provides mental and behavioural health support.

Sweta Singh and Harsh Urlam, who won the ‘Best Data Science Project of the Year’ award for their academic project with Touchkin said, “We are thankful to Cypher, Great Learning and Touchkin for the opportunity. It was a wonderful competing and winning a data analytics award in our maiden attempt. The Touchkin project was a great opportunity to implement end-to-end analytics project from a healthcare business perspective.”

About Great Learning:

Great Learning, a hybrid learning company by Great Lakes Institute of Management, that offers data and analytics management programs to working professionals. Its unique offline-online (hybrid) teaching methodology empowers mid-senior level professionals to become data proficient.

As businesses move from people-driven to data-driven decision-making, Great Learning programs help professionals make sense of data, regardless of the sector or function they work in. Competing against IITs, IIMs & several online education portals, Great Learning’s DA course was ranked no. 1 in 2016 by Analytics India magazine. It has already delivered over 1 million hours of impactful learning. Founded in 2012 by Mohan Lakhamraju and Hari Nair, Great Learning has emerged as one of the leading data analytics institutes in the country.