Data Science Conference – The Fifth Elephant

Written by Anne Ephrem

Data Science Conference - The Fifth Elephant

Friday, 30th of July, 2018 in Bangalore, India

Friday was definitely an eventful day for our HR colleague, Bhakti, who was participating in a Data Science conference called “The Fifth Elephant”, at Bangalore. It is one of the most sought after platforms, where leading practitioners in the Industry come forward, speak on the recent advances in Data Science, share their experiences on challenges faced, the best practices adopted to make a difference, and above all, share ‘Knowledge’!
Like Robert Noyce, we too believe that “Knowledge shared is Power multiplied!”


There were diverse discussions across topics such as the Power of intuition in Data Sciences, Understanding scalability limits, artificial intelligence, research in machine learning and emerging domains. Being the only HR Specialist among a Data Scientists dominated crowd, the opportunity helped Bhakti get deep insights into the latest trends in the industry, specific focus points, and potential areas of business. She was, in fact, overwhelmed by the energy and enthusiasm shown by all the participants – much to her surprise, there were speakers ranging from 20 to 50 year olds who represented companies from start-ups to large corporates. Companies such as Flipkart, Uber, InMobi ,Walmart Labs, Sapient, Go-JEK, Qubole shared their experiences.


Having all said and done, we would be able to learn the outcome of the participation in detail in the next HR connect. However, we are sure, the platform has indeed proved helpful in terms of collaborating, building relationships, identifying talents and business areas that could create wonders in Widas! The road ahead is definitely challenging for Bhakti, for, the onus of intelligently tapping the right potential lies on her – More power to you Bhakti!