Big Data Visualization by Gramener CEO – S.Anand
By Aditi Bhat
Mr. S. Anand, Co-founder and CEO of Gramener hosted a webinar on ‘Visualizing Big Data’ in collaboration with Manipal ProLearn on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. This webinar focussed on the huge potential of data visualization tools and skills. Also, it was discussed about their impact on the corporate world and what they will offer in the future.
The session started with Mr. Anand explaining how our everyday simple web searches account for a huge amount of data.
He then spoke about the internet “search-queries” of Indians and Americans in particular. While most Indians wanted to know how to kiss, Americans were interested in learning about voter registration.
Data visualization searches
When it came to data visualization searches, both Americans and Indians prefer to learn more about the tools.
Recruitment of data visualization teams
Anand then ran the audience through the top recruiters in the data visualization domain, with JP Morgan and Accenture topping the list.
Salaries of data visualizers
Most fresh professionals in the data visualization field grab around 3 lakhs per annum salary. Hence, they account for about 26% of the total visualizers.
Most data-driven cities in the world
Anand then revealed the most ‘data-driven’ cities in the world, where San Francisco was in the lead. Nairobi ranking fourth on the list, however, came as a surprise.
Best data visualization tools
Anand then informed the audience about the best data visualization tools. He also highlighted the pros and cons of these tools.
Leveraging human brain ability
He further explained how data visualization usually leverages on the ability of our eyes and brains to produce sensible and appealing results.
Factors affecting data visualization
The positioning of data points, the natural order of components and the right use of colors are some factors that affect visualization heavily.
Towards the end of the webinar, Anand showed a practical use-case of ‘winning the maximum votes in a constituency’ vs ‘wining the entire election’ scenario. Also, he explained the factors involved in it and how big data visualization can help understand the situation better.
The webinar was concluded by a Q&A session where the live audience and the online participants got their doubts about data visualization cleared by Anand.
Further, it was an enlightening and interesting webinar, which helped the participants know more about the intriguing world of data visualization!