GDS Data and Analytics Summit | 3 March 2022

Insights Break: Keynote 2 | Accelerating Outcomes from D&A Investments

Speaker: Ben Dooley, Senior Director

Session Highlights

  • 50% of the problems faced by large enterprises in deploying D&A solutions are generic
  • Generic D&A problems can be solved using reusable solutions from a library like the one developed by Infocepts
  • Poll | Which of these will be the hardest for you to do?
    1. 25% | Define D&A-driven Business Roadmap
    2. 25% | Build to a Modular Architecture
    3. 25% | Build & Maintain Cross Functional Teams
    4. 25% | Flex Talent Capacity

GDS Data and Analytics Summit | 2 March 2022

Insights Break: Keynote 1 | Data & Analytics: From Adaptation to Growth

Speaker: Ben Dooley, Senior Director

Session Highlights

  • Data strategy is business strategy in today’s business environment
  • Transformation relies on true democratization.
  • True democratization is about reducing user friction
  • Early user feedback is critical for succeeding in reducing user friction
  • A modular architecture is important not only from a technology perspective but also from a people and process perspective

Organizations are prioritizing information security initiatives above all investments due to the growing concerns and risk of data breaches and cyber-attacks. Cybersecurity incidents have a huge impact on brand reputation of organizations, their relationship with customers and overall business growth. Customers today actively choose to engage with organizations that respect their privacy and safeguard their personal and sensitive data.   

At Infocepts, data privacy and information security is serious business and considered a corporate value. We have invested considerable efforts in transforming our 3 pillars i.e., people, process, and technology to enhance our long-term data security goals. Modernizing security infrastructure, business processes and increasing awareness amongst our associates helps us strengthen enterprise data security, meet regulations, promote data privacy culture, and enable our customers to achieve business goals faster and risk-free. 

In today’s digital age, data privacy is one of the most critical parts of every organization’s IT and business strategy. Infocepts’ information security and data privacy initiatives help transform key digital assets to secure all types of data in our organization. 

Watch the video to explore why Infocepts is not only a GREAT place but also a SAFE place to work.

Companies are reimagining their post-pandemic business models and investing significantly in data & analytics to remain relevant. With today’s changing markets, sustainable businesses need a sustainable D&A strategy to compete year-on-year. There are many pathways for successful modernization but finding the right one for your firm requires deliberate decision making.

Learn from the stories of three global enterprises that partnered with Infocepts to improve customer experience, data-enable business, and increase revenue. We share pragmatic takeaways to help you improve your roadmaps, architectural choices, cross-functional collaboration, and talent acquisition strategies.

Our recommendations for accelerating D&A outcomes help organizations to –

  • Advance data-driven capabilities
  • Build augmented business apps
  • Create data products
  • Modernize data platforms
  • Support data & analytics systems

Companies are seeing the promise of what cloud, data, analytics, and AI can do to transform their business, but many are struggling to realize the impact. Amongst the key challenges holding leaders back is the ability to access talent to fulfill their strategies. D&A talent – from solution architects to data engineers to business consultants – is hard to find and harder to retain. Meanwhile your executives are expecting results promised by your business case.

According to Forrester’s Business Technographics Data and Analytics Survey 2020,

“Nearly half (49%) of organizations are still at the beginner stage of their insights-driven business journey and only 60% of them have dedicated data, technical and insights staff available to teams across the organization to help them transform outcomes with data and insights”

Getting business results under these circumstances requires leaders to embrace new models and thinking for building D&A teams. In this webinar video, Our CEO, Shashank Garg and guest speaker, Forrester Research VP and Principal Analyst, Boris Evelson discuss tried and tested talent strategies to achieve success with D&A initiatives. Watch the video to understand:

  • Top challenges customers face when forming D&A teams
  • Strategies to deal with talent acquisition, development, and retention
  • Recommendations for strengthening your D&A talent strategy

Interesting Quotes from the Webinar

On Data Driven Businesses

“It was a few years ago when analysts such as myself and other economists predicted that insights driven businesses were going to grow 8 to 10 times, that’s not 8 or 10 percent faster, 8 to 10 times faster than the global economy, than industry averages, than competition. And today at Forrester, we absolutely are seeing this coming to fruition.”

On Central IT Teams

“If you fast-forward a few years, we know that central teams will struggle on the user engagement side and they will never be able to react to fast changes that are required to run modern businesses. You often see a huge sort of shadow IT coming up in the business unit. So you got central IT, you got shadow IT and then you know, they are doing anything and everything right from data wrangling to data ingestion to analytics. Not ideal!”

On AI and the Enterprise

“Artificial intelligence obviously is all over the place, we do not talk about any enterprise technology where AI is not taking a foothold. And while AI is helping us and helping enterprises get richer insights, deeper insights and further helping us democratize insights. AI requires some additional TLC, tender loving care in terms of building models, training the models and doing all of the model operations. So, yes, AI brings additional benefits but also requires additional care.”

On Competency Based Hiring

“We are saying that we don’t need a Snowflake or a Tableau developer, we need to hire for higher level competencies. So we need a data engineer, a cloud engineer, an analytics and data management professional who can go through these platforms and if I decide to switch, I don’t have to switch people, switching people is expensive. It should be easy to switch technology and cross-skill these people because they are embedded in that business, they understand my processes and they can make those shifts very very quickly.”

With every industry and organization now going digital, an enterprise-wide automation approach is key for any organization to remain relevant and succeed in the new age markets. Most businesses fail to scale their automation initiatives due to a lack of clear Organization wide strategy and not being able to quickly evolve to the needed changes and the new ways of working.

To keep up with digital disruptions and competitors in the industry, it is important for businesses to implement a self-evolving intelligent automation strategy which helps constantly improve process efficiencies. Intelligent automation can help businesses achieve their automation goals by combining the power of AI, robotics and data-driven insights with a long-term vision which accounts for transforming people, processes and technologies.

Check out this on-demand webinar to understand:

  • What does Intelligent Automation mean?
  • How a global market research firm is leveraging Intelligent Automation in their Connect Platform?
  • The benefits and learnings from the Automation project
  • Infocepts advice on how to go about building automation capabilities in your company?

Today Diversity and Inclusion are hygiene factors for all enterprises. At Infocepts, we add one more facet to it – Equity.

Diversity to us is not just of gender but of age and geographies too. We take pride in having a gender diversity ratio that is above the industry average of 30%. We have our offices located across geographies and ethnicities that houses a young vibrant workforce with an age group that straddles two generations. At Infocepts, we are constantly working towards creating an environment, where all of us who come from different backgrounds retain our uniqueness and yet come together to build “One Infocepts”. We believe in being like a salad bowl retaining our unique flavors and beliefs and not a soup bowl where everyone has lost their uniqueness in the name of common processes.

Listen to our Co-founder and CEO, Shashank Garg, share what sets us apart as a company where we are building a culture of care and belonging through our approach for diversity and inclusion with a constant endeavor at equity.

With the explosion in user-generated data, businesses need to deliver the right data at the right time to remain relevant. Making Data and Analytics (D&A) industry one of the most sought-after career paths.

Today, companies who wish to deliver transformation for their organizations are dependent on the next wave of bright minds! As a D&A expert, you have the opportunity to not only learn new skills in analytics & data management, cloud & platform engineering, service management, and business consulting, but you will help shape the future.

We’ve teamed up with industry leaders in the D&A space to bring you a panel that can share their personal data journey as well as tips for career advancement. In this webinar you will learn:

  • Why the data & analytics is so hot
  • What skills can you use to excel in your career
  • How to network within the industry
  • How to pick the best partner to grow your career

So, do you have what it takes to join an industry-leading data & analytics solution company?

Are you ready to migrate to an Enterprise Data Platform?

Enterprises need to migrate to new analytic systems in their quest to derive maximum value out of their data and hence stay modern. Doing so is not easy due to multiple reasons. What you need is a calibrated approach, coupled with experience and expertise.

To help you make the transition to a modern data platform, Infocepts joined forces with
Cloudera and AWS to deliver this webinar – to demonstrate how leveraging the right
combination of product, platform, and expertise is the key to a successful Enterprise Data

  • What is Cloudera Data Platform (CDP)?
  • Why should you migrate from on-premise or legacy Cloudera platforms (like CDH) to CDP?
  • How AWS works with CDP?
  • AWS services which can be leveraged within CDP in a “plug-and-play” mode
  • Why a trusted partner needs to play a pivotal role in the implementation
  • Overall migration framework, key challenges and considerations


The COVID-19 global pandemic disrupted many established business models, forcing companies to embrace digital transformation to remain relevant. The use of data & analytics is altering the competitive dynamics in all industries. According to Forrester Research investments in D&A capabilities are paying off. Firms with advanced data & analytics capabilities are 2.8x more likely to report double-digit year-over-year growth. But while companies are investing in cloud, data, and automation technologies, business results from these investments are not yet paying off.

Getting business results from D&A investments requires leaders to define digital models, create new ways of working, find human expertise, and balance speed and agility. Successful companies must excel in all five key D&A competencies: strategy, people, process, data, and technology. Companies that underinvest or deprioritize efforts associated with any one of the required competencies fail to achieve results promised by their D&A strategy.

Watch Infocepts’ CEO, Shashank Garg, and guest speaker, Boris Evelson, VP and Principal Analyst, of Forrester Research as they share their top recommendations for D&A leaders to avoid pitfalls and accelerate their success including:

• Top challenges with getting results from D&A strategies
• Shifting mindsets when planning for D&A strategy and execution
• Strategies to accelerate results from D&A investments
• Recommendations for making progress within your organization

Accelerate results from your data and analytics investments. Watch now.