How This Former IBM Director Received a Backing From The TATA group

SURESH V SHANKAR (55), FOUNDER, CRAYON DATA – by Entrepreneur Magazine. Among the league of companies which have kept their high growth under the radar for quite some time is Singapore and Chennai-based big data company Crayon Data. Launched by former director at IBM – Shankar has been a big data and digital evangelist for over a decade. Further, he has been the point person in creating disruptions in the…

Read More

#DataMeetsDesign: the DNA of future corporate success

We live in a world of rapidly exploding tech trends. A big data world. A mobile-first world. The collision of big data and mobile creates a unique challenge of contrasts. In such a world, #DataMeetsDesign is the biggest challenge, and the biggest opportunity. Why? Take big data. In an era where data is expanding exponentially, humans are plagued with an overwhelming number of choices. Through a tech lens, reduction is…

Read More

7 kinds of applicants who are NOT LIKELY to get a job at Crayon

  This post has been co-authored by Prarthana Jairath. Recruitment rudiments at Crayon Crayon’s culture is as unique as its people. We write our own values that charter the course of rainbows to the pots of gold, at the end of it. Here’s a tongue-in-cheek look at the other side of recruitment. Want to know if you’ll sink or swim in this deep data sea? Well we’re a data company.…

Read More

In conversation with banking expert Vik Atal, on the past, present, and future of banking

Over the past year or so, I’ve been privileged to get to know Vik Atal, and interact with him closely. In an era where reputations, especially in banking, get built and damaged so quickly, it’s inspiring to see the near-universal respect that Vik commands. It’s not difficult to see why. When I interviewed him recently for this article, his depth of understanding around issues relating to today’s banking challenges was…

Read More

The age of the cockroach

I read an article, The Age of the Cockroach, on Medium and found myself completely agreeing with it. In fact, it hit a sweet spot. We all know there’s a lot of money chasing that all B2C internet and e-commerce start-ups need to do. These investments however happen at highly inflated valuations. Most of the money raised is spent on customer acquisition; where customers are basically allowed to use the…

Read More

Hong Kong has ‘RISE’n

The Web Summit, billed as one of the “best tech conferences on the planet” by Forbes, has long been considered the gold standard in technology events. In July 2015, TWS decided to host its inaugural Asia-focused tech conference RISE in Hong Kong. And I got to go for it (representing Crayon Data, of course)! Designed to be a meeting ground of the finest minds in tech, investing and entrepreneurship in…

Read More

Every day has its dog

While the world has paw-marked just one day of the year to celebrate dogs everywhere, our endearing four-legged friends of Crayon may have a different tail to tell. We don’t necessarily need a day to honour the canine kind at Crayon. We celebrate them in small ways, every day – through our products. They say that people’s pets are a reflection of themselves. Crayon’s products reflect what we think, feel…

Read More

RIP, Anand

It was with deep sadness and sorrow that we received the news of the passing away of our colleague and friend Dr. Anand Ramachandran this morning at 630 a.m IST in Delhi. Anand had been unwell for a while with a respiratory problem, and flew to Delhi about two weeks ago for treatment with his family doctor. He was under treatment, when he had a stroke ten days ago, on…

Read More

EmployABILITY – A perception changing experience

Crayon Data recently participated in EmployABILITY – a job fair for differently able people. We were one among the 35 companies (J P Morgan, Reliance, Wipro, PayPal etc.) who participated in the event, looking for the candidates suitable to their requirements. As many as 267 candidates were shortlisted for our company and around 111 candidates attended interviews. And yes, we found the right talent suitable for Crayon and they will…

Read More