Here’s how and why Chennai is well-positioned to be an analytics and AI hub.
What’s it about? Chennai is quickly becoming a hub for analytics, with several companies setting up shop. Thanks to a welcoming ecosystem, IT companies, analytics enterprises, and global capability centres (GCC) have set up operations in Chennai. At the PHYGITAL 2022 event in the city, Catalincs Partner Ramkumar Ramamoorthy cited Tiger Analytics, Ganit, and Crayon Data as examples.
- The conference highlighted the emerging trends in AI, cloud computing, and other technologies. Chennai has emerged as a focussed analytics and AI hub for industry needs.
- Ramamoorthy said analytics firms headquartered outside Chennai are looking to enter the city due to its domain capabilities across industries and sectors.
Examples: Global capability centres like Ford, Walmart, and AstraZeneca have their exclusive data hubs or have built capabilities in Chennai. Ford, for example, set up its Data Insight and Analytics Centre, employing 500 scientists.