The Fifth Elephant 2012

Finding the elephant in the data.

Making money out of data

Submitted by Chandu Nair (@chandunair) on Friday, 6 July 2012

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Technical level

Intermediate

Section

Industry & Business

Session type

Discussion

Status

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Objective

To help folks understand the ways money can be made out of data in its various forms

Description

How to make money out of data

Requirements

Folks who want to understand the value propositions and business models in monetizing data, content, information. Come with an open mind and some understanding (or willingness to understand) of the business of information and data

Speaker bio

A co-founder of Scope e-Knowledge Center, a pioneering knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) company, Chandu is a graduate in commerce from Madras University and a Postgraduate in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has over 28 years of experience in industry consultancy, business information and media. While his domain areas of focus were business development and fund raising, his passion was enterprise building and transformation. He also oversaw the Quality and Systems functions in Scope. Chandu was part of the core leadership team that saw Scope transform itself from a boutique market research firm to an internet content portal to a KPO, as also scaling up from a 40 people to about 1000 professionals. In addition, Scope also changed from being India centric to having a global orientation and footprint. Scope has received angel, VC and strategic investor funding.

Apart from Scope, he was also involved in other entrepreneurial ventures, many of which were ho-hum or failed, and one B2B portal was sold to an internet major.

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