Interview with Digital Vidyarthi: Vani Ananthamurthy, Business Operations Senior Analyst, Accenture

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Vani Ananthamurthy started her career as a technical recruiter and has around 11+ years in IT recruitment and HR operations.  From past 5+ years, she’s is into Learning and development domain. Vani enjoys working with huge database. She prepares reports and dashboards based on analysis and present to management.

How and when did you learn Data Analytics? What interested you in learning Data Analytics?

Vani Ananthamurthy: Accuracy and attention to detail are my strengths.  I use methodical and logical approach to solve problems. These qualities in me are highly appreciated by my colleagues and supervisors.  Hence, I wanted to pursue my career in Data Analytics field.

Why do you think it’s important to learn Data Analytics today?

Vani Ananthamurthy: Data Analytics done right can improve decision-making, lower risks, and unearth otherwise hidden insights that can be used to create competitive advantage.

How would you like to highlight the contribution of Data Analytics in your career growth?

Vani Ananthamurthy: Soon I want to see myself as a Data Analytics professional.

Share about the benefits you can foresee about building a career in Data Analytics industry.

Vani Ananthamurthy: It help companies improve operational efficiency, drive new revenue and gain competitive advantages over business rivals.

How do you stay updated on the latest trends in Data Analytics? Which are the Data Analytics resources (i.e. blogs/websites/apps) you visit regularly?

Vani Ananthamurthy: KDnuggets,

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Which are your 3 favorite Data Analytics Tools?

Vani Ananthamurthy: PowerBI, R programming, SAS

Share the names of 3 people you respect when it comes to Data Analytics.

Vani Ananthamurthy: Kiran R, Bishwarup Bhattacharjee, Peri Ramakrishna

What is your advice to newbies who want to build career in Data Analytics?

Vani Ananthamurthy: Love for numbers, data accuracy, attention to details, domain knowledge and willingness to learn technologies used in the industry is all it takes to start a career in analytics.

What are the challenges a person is likely to face when s/he enters into Data Analytics industry? How can s/he overcome those?

Vani Ananthamurthy: Problem Solving and Analytical thinking are the two important skills to be successful as a data analyst. Consistency is the key.

For someone who’s looking at full time or part time job or an internship in Data Analytics, what approach would you advice?

Vani Ananthamurthy: Take up small projects and try to give your best.

If you were given a chance to rebuild your career, what changes you would have made to have even better growth and fulfillment?

Vani Ananthamurthy: Identify the strengths and focus on the same till I achieve my goals.

How do you see Data Analytics industry evolving in future?

Vani Ananthamurthy: Data Analytics industry is evolving at an exponential space – whether it’s the type of use cases it is addressing or the shift and availability on the tool/technology space. I feel Automation and Visualization would be heavily focuses in future.

Would you like to share few words about the work we are doing at Digital Vidya in educating others about Data Analytics?

Vani Ananthamurthy: Great work by Digital Vidya.

I was looking for customized content and I found the same in Digital Vidya. Content is structured and well planned. I enjoyed attending Digital Vidya classes on Analytic Techniques using Excel and PowerBI by Rushabh Shah.  Classes were very interactive and trainer presentation skills were very good.  People who are new to subject also can understand clearly.  Thank you so much.

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