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Teradata amplifies the real benefit of data for organizations: Sunil Jose

Yogesh Gupta | June 29, 2016
The discussion with C-Suite executives of India Inc. has moved from pure play analytics towards being more data driven says Sunil Jose, Managing Director, Teradata India.

A common problem with newer technologies is the fact that most technology OEMs do not evangelize the market. Are there enough skillsets for Big Data, IoT in India?

I seriously think that India as a country with a billion plus population has some of the best engineering universities. And the amount of skilled people we produce are dramatically higher than most parts of the world. 

There are adequate skillsets across various domains as many global organizations have their R&D centers in India and many SIs and Indian KPOs are building skills in India. Some of the organizations in Bengaluru itself have thousand plus data scientists in their organizations and building the practice as factories for skillsets for big data, IoT etcetera.

The skillsets are there but it is more about how do we move them to the desirable level  as per industry demand and how they become more globally viable to take it to next level is highly important.

What are distinctive opportunities and possible roadblocks for Teradata in India?

It's more about adoption than roadblocks. While speaking to organizations within India, there is still a sense of traversing this route as they take time to look at better alternatives, how they can do better or maybe relook at what their peers are doing. The sales cycles are still as long as in the past which kind of hinders their outlook. 

The agility is tad less at times as some CIOs are still probably grappling with the fact that something better will come out in next six months. However we seeing a definite change of mindset amongst India Inc and the sooner it is the better it is for the industry.

In terms of opportunities in India, we are acquiring new customers in every market segment and new age verticals to grow to the next level. We are building enough capabilities within the organization to cater to the emergent data driven economy. The organizations are clearly talking about how they can use data as an asset and we are the right set of folks as we have been in the same business and doing the same thing for the past thirty five years. And we doing it better every year.

And we are building an ecosystem of channel partners, service providers and industry alliances for organizations to benefit an effective 'data' strategy.

Source: Computerworld India 


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