Snapdeal opens data sciences centre in US

Online marketplace Snapdeal has established a data sciences centre in San Carlos, California to get top global talent and build high-value solutions.The company says the centre will focus on bigdata and advanced analytics to aid Snapdeal’s consumer-centric initiatives, help shape business strategy and optimise the operational efficiencies using data.”We have set up a data science engine in California, which is home to domain talent, to further augment our efforts in creating a superior customer experience and strengthen our supply chain. Snapdeal is extensively working on data mining through an existing analytics team,” Snapdeal co-founder Rohit Bansal said.The centre houses experienced data scientists from leading global brands like Groupon, Google, Yahoo and Amazon and is headed by Nitin Sharma, Snapdeal’s senior vice president of data sciences. MM

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