Generating predictive data is big but challenging business for Ratan Tata-backed Crayon Data

by Kristie Neo, Deal Street Asia This article was originally published on Deal Street Asia on 23.11.2018. If there’s one thing that’s true – data lies. Data lies a lot. In “Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data and What the Internet can tell us about who we really are”, Stephens-Davidowitz writes: “Big data allows us to finally see what people really want and really do, not what they say they…

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Show and tell with tangrams

  When you’re on a mission to make the complex simple, it’s not just nice but  necessary to have a design sensibility that conveys it too. Crayon’s primary design element – the tangram, lends itself perfectly to the work we do with  data. Inspired by the traditional and enduring Chinese puzzle, tangram figures are traditionally created from 7 shapes  – one parallelogram, one square and five triangles. The ordering and…

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The many ways to Rome: what it means to be a charismatic leader

Crayon Power Quotes Volume 1 1. Leadership is about making the right decisions, at the right time, and ensuring the workforce follows through with that decision with effectiveness. What are your thoughts? Leadership is about clarity in thinking and the ability to align an organisation towards the same vision. In today’s volatile world, it’s a lot to ask for leaders to make the right decisions all the time. It is…

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Young ‘uns on a mission @ Crayon

We’re constantly being blown away by some of our younger Crayons. A few weeks ago, a triumvirate of Crayons gave us a demo. In a room filled with their peers and seniors, they presented a cool solution to an age-old, tedious but necessary process – client reports. In fact, they gave the entire flow a complete facelift and presented a dashboard that blew us all away. What’s extra special about…

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Here’s why Chennai is the SAAS capital of India

Chennai is a city which has always been steeped in tradition. It’s a city where conventional business models have been tried and tested time and time again. And the organisations adopting these models were quite happy with the way things were. But that is not the reality of today. There is a new kind of buzz emerging from the tech community in the city. And that energy comes from a…

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Why we really love our new office – Anissa Wong on our #NewDigs

What is a startup like ours to do, when we have big plans but no money?  We mind every penny we spend. First and foremost, we invest in people. Then infrastructure and tools. Then marketing and business development.  And then way down the list, the office space. Why was the actual office space the least of our priorities? We noticed that people are rather tolerant of a less-than-perfect environment, as…

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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…

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#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…

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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.…

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