The ISB Institute of Data Science (IIDS) organized a day-long Data Science Summit on Retail Analytics, Fintech, and Leadership Paths in Data Science. SCIKIQ was the lead sponsor of the event. The platform enabled participants to learn how leading companies are leveraging data to engage and connect with potential collaborators. IIDS is popularly known for the eighteen months long course on Advanced Management Program in Business Analytics (AMPBA) which provides an in-depth understanding of data science along with adequate business know-how.
The well-attended Data Science summit witnessed participation by Industry experts, academicians, researchers, thought leaders, and data science enthusiasts. It featured multiple speaker sessions and panel discussions of leading experts from Academia and Industry in the field.
The widespread digital acceleration and transformation across industries have increased inter-connectedness between Fintech and Retail. The pandemic has facilitated bridging the gap. As per the industry estimates, India’s retail market was estimated to be about $900 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach over $1.5 trillion in the next five years.
With the inevitability of the transition of the Industry onto the cloud/ online, a robust technology foundation will be integral to streamlining operations and meeting the ever-changing needs of customers. The Fintech Industry, poised for disruption in the Financial Industry, is also expected to triple in the next 4-5 years.
Prof. Deepa Mani, Deputy Dean, Executive Education, and Digital Learning; Professor of Information Systems at the Indian School of Business (ISB) inaugurated the event and spoke of the importance of data science in this rapidly adopting digital world.
Speaking about the event, Prof. Manish Gangwar, Executive Director, IIDS said,” I am very pleased to see enthusiastic participation from the Data Science fraternity. With the government’s aim to achieve a USD 1 trillion economy by 2025, it is imperative that AI and digital technology are embraced and adopted not only by the industry and the government but also at the grassroots level. ONDC, Digital currency, and Data Privacy Bill are all enablers in the right direction.”
The one-day Summit witnessed leading industry experts from the domain of retail and fintech like Flipkart, Tesco, Tata Digital, Microsoft, Broadridge, Tide, Allied Digital Services, Deloitte, Swiss Re, Hero Enterprises, Reliance Jio, etc.
Mr. Gaurav Shinh, Founder and CEO of, Daaslabs.ai and chief innovator at SCIKIQ said that “As an institution harnessing the power of technology to build innovative solutions and products across diverse industries-e-commerce, fintech, and supply chain, we believe the summit was an incredible opportunity to connect different collaborators on potential solutions for being future-ready”
SCIKIQ Team also interacted with various industry leaders, Students, and faculty at The ISB Institute of Data Science (IIDS)