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R Programming & Rapid Miner - One Day Workshop

Analytics & Insight with R Programming and Rapid Miner

Predictive Analytics Program for Business Users - Analytic & Insight
Predictive Analytics Program for Business Users

Analytics & Insight  with R Programming and Rapid Miner – One Day Program with Project work.

Based on positive feedback for four programs conducted during Dec 2015, we have decided to continue the program on Jan & Feb 2016 Saturdays.

Faculty: Arun Thakur, SVP & Head Big Data Analytics

Venue: CH7 Natasha Golf View, Inner Ring Road, Domlur, Bangalore 560071

Program Dates: Saturdays during Jan & Feb2016 from 10am to 6pm.

Register: , INR 4,000 per participant (includes lunch, tea)

If learning new skills is a part of your new year resolutions – analyse it carefully, you can’t go wrong with this investment ! It will lead to jobs, higher salaries for folks in job and higher revenues & profits for others in business :-)

Program Content


Statistical Concepts

  • Descriptive and Inferential Statistics for predictive analytics
  • Basic Statistics – Mean, Mode, Median, Standard Deviation
  • Classification, Rules of Association, Regression Analysis, Cluster Analytics
  • Algorithms – K-means, TwoStep, Kohonen Net, Apriori and GRI for advanced analytics
  • Probability Theory



R Programming

  • Introduction to R Programming – R Studio, Shiny
  • Data Analytics & Visualization
  • Project work:

o             Vehicle Analytics

o             American Football Analytics

o             Stock Market Analytics


Predictive Analytics using Data Mining Tool Rapid Miner

  • Operationalize Predictive Decisions
  • Advanced Analytics – Machine Learning
  • Project work:

o             Marketing Analytics to predict highest conversions

o             Customer Churn Prediction Analytics to design Retention

o             Predictive Maintenance Analytics for high up-time


Big Data, Analytics and Insights

  • Real-time Big Data Analytics – Kafka, Spark, Hadoop
  • Manufacturing & Supply Chain Optimization
  • Root Cause Analytics
  • Key Analytics by major Verticals
Sharing vision with Team

BizDev & People Power

BizDev - Neeta

Neeta talked about the importance of creating Sales Plan with focus on key accounts and expert solutions to build up the sales funnel. Creative deal making is the way to stay ahead of competition.

Kala Passport JpegKala took team through hiring process for IT & Telecom Industry, explaining in detail challenges of search through LinkedIn, Naukri, Monster job portals and personal network. How it is much faster to create a high quality team by effective use of social media.

It was an interesting session with high learning value on how to motivate and retain talent.

Sharing vision with Team

Teams were engaged in role plays to understand the importance of sharing the vision and empowering the work force to take responsibility for achieving project goals.

Recommendation Systems - Krishanu

Emerging Technologies

Emerging Technologies - Krishanu

Recommendation systems have become extremely common in recent years, and are applied in a variety of applications. The most popular ones are probably movies, music, news, books, research articles, search queries, social tags, and products in general.

Krishanu shared insights on Recommendation Systems.

Data Analytics - Mukund 1

Mukund demystified Big Data Analytics and explained the concepts of Predictive Analytics. It was a great opportunity for participants to get a view to future of Analytics.

IoT - Gyan

Gyan talked about top 10 technology trends and focused on business opportunities around Internet of Things keeping in view dropping costs of sensors and wireless technology.

Cook to Bond

Relationship built on complete Trust and genuine Caring

Meditation Yoga 1

Mind has a finite ability to pay attention to incoming data; most of the information that we are exposed to is not brought into the conscious mind. As a result, it is very easy to “filter out” information that we should be paying attention to. How to train up mind to absorb required information at conscious and sub conscious level. Deep mediation techniques were learnt to help train mind to improve probability of taking right decisions at right time.

It is very difficult to get candid information or unbiased opinions. We shall facilitate a journey of discovery. Every person is unique… they exist within different contexts, in different states, have different personalities and preferences… the list goes on. Part of what makes coaching rewarding is the challenge of figuring out how best to interact with and help each person. Once a good baseline
relationship is established, one can start to subtly challenge the person… examining different ways of thinking about situations and exploring different perspectives. This will open up and discover things you would never expect. When you are able to establish a deep relationship built on complete trust and genuine caring, the rewards can be extremely gratifying.

Team Work - Cooking

Quick team development and bonding was achieved through shared tasks like cooking a meal for everyone – it was a common comment that team can start catering business with variety of dishes which got prepared in no time.

Cook to Bond

Not only prepare but serve and as well clean up the kitchen – most important job !!

Surya Namaskar PortraitLessons in Physical Fitness required for busy Execs on the move were learnt through 10 minutes Surya Namaskar every day morning.

RunKeeper App was set up by everyone to track pace, distance and set the Goal. App is keeping the team together to share their progress and also teaching everyone how a good App design works.


CEO Path

Leadership Path


  • Reading Balance Sheets – Assets & Liabilities
  • Financial Reviews – Revenue and Cost Analysis
  • Entity Formation – India, US, Singapore, Europe : Taxes & Liability
  • Funding – Angels, VCs
  • Start-up ecosystem – Incubators, Accelerators
  • Capital markets
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Taking a  company IPO
  • Raising Capital in the financial markets
Pot of Gold

Pot of Gold

Interaction with Ashok
Interaction with Ashok

Self Learning: Identifying Opportunities for Improvements and Developing Insights to get results.

  • Core Competence
  • Team Building – Delegation, Empowerment, Mentoring, Conflict management
  • Communication – Listening, Owning Accountability & Responsibility. Vision & Mission. Interpersonal and Motivation Skills.
  • Planning – Setting Goals & Objectives
  • Time Management
  • Identifying Blind Spots
  • Personality Types – MBTI
  • Problem Solving Techniques – Root Cause Analysis, Process Simplification, Use of Advanced Tools for Analytics, Art of Decision MakingQuestioning Techniques, Collecting Information, Developing Options, Analyzing Options, choosing the best Option.
  • Tools & Technology – ERP Systems: SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics. Analytics: SAS, Cognos Insight, Informatica, ClickView, OpenOLAT. Cloud: Google Cloud, AWS, Microsoft Azure
  • Strategic Management – 80/20 rule, Understanding Big Picture. Conducting Business Reviews.