ISB's Institute of Data Science hosted its first Datathon Case Competition in November-December 2021. The theme for the Datathon was- 'Business Analytics Datathon.' We are very proud to share that the Datathon witnessed enthusiastic participation by a whopping 75 teams and 175 members. Working professionals in data science/ analytics participated in the Datathon. The Datathon offered corporate and student teams an opportunity to leverage the knowledge of Advanced Analytics & Data Science to provide business solutions that encourage 'Transformational decision-making.' 


Each team comprising 3-4 participants had to offer a business solution to the problem statement given to them. Prof. Madhu Viswanathan conducted a workshop to explain the problem statement to the participants. 


IIDS had provided masked data sets for the model development of the business problem. The winners of the Datathon were declared by a jury comprising Jatinder Kautish, Suryanarayana Ambatipudi, Vijay Nair, and Rama Vempati.


As it stands today, women are highly underrepresented in jobs in Data Science. Women in Data Science and Analytics will help provide unique perspectives and prevent statistical biases. To encourage women's participation in Data Science, we instituted a special prize category for the team with maximum women’s participation.