The client is a world’s leading financial corporation based out of the US with a high analytical maturity in creating and operationalizing analytics projects. One of their largest analytics center of excellence was based out of India consisting of around 1,000 data scientists and has been in operation for over 10 years.
The Chief Information Officer (CIO) wanted to enhance their capabilities and experiment with open source platforms and machine learning algorithms (ex: Parallelizing additive machine learning algorithms for Gradient boosting). This meant an increased focus on ‘first of a kind’ experiments targeting niche areas. The organization made the choice of setting up a separate machine learning lab in Bangalore to enable the right culture for experimentation.