The Fifth Elephant 2017

On data engineering and application of ML in diverse domains

Discovery tools for Government data analytics

Submitted by Venkateswaran M (@venkateswaranm) on Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Section: Crisp talk for Data in Government track Technical level: Intermediate Status: Rejected


This talk will focus on Data discovery tools such as Tableau and Qlikview in the context of Government data. Invariably, the Government data is complex and most of the efforts are focused on getting and using this data. This session will focus on the challenges encountered while analyzing Government data and how to address these challenges based on my experiences working with various Government departments. OpenStreetMaps have been used all along to encourage freely reusable geo-spatial data.


  • Challenges in Government data
  • Framework for Government data analysis *Analysis of Land records data
  • Forest cover and its implications
  • Tools used and architecture
  • Insights
  • Recommendations and Conclusions


An open mind and a willingness to sit through the session :)

Speaker bio

Venkateswaran Mahadeva (‘Venkat’)leads the Analytics practice at Wipro BPS. His job involves using rich visualization tools to analyze large amounts of structured and unstructured data for Healthcare, Energy and Transportation verticals.He has worked with the Government sector in India as part of his earlier stint with a start-up. This talk would primarily focus on using data discovery tools such as Tableau and Qlikview in the context of Government data.

Venkat holds a B. Tech degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.



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  • Abhishek Balaji (@booleanbalaji) 3 years ago

    Hi Venkateswaran,

    Neither the slides nor the video give enough information about the talk. Could you update the slides and submit a 2 minute video on what you intend to cover with this talk?

  • Venkateswaran M (@venkateswaranm) Proposer 2 years ago

    Hi Abhishek- Have sent the slides to Zainab. I couldn’t upload them due to some login issues. Will send the video soon. Thanks.

  • Venkateswaran M (@venkateswaranm) Proposer 2 years ago

    Have uploaded the latest slides. This version supercedes the version sent to Zainab. Thanks.

  • Venkateswaran M (@venkateswaranm) Proposer 2 years ago

    Hi Abhishek - Have updated the slides and posted the latest version. A 2 min video on the talk has also been submitted.

  • Silas66 (@silas89) 8 months ago

    The man wants to focus on the reading because he is living alone in a big house. he need to get in touch with the books.

    • Venkateswaran M (@venkateswaranm) Proposer 8 months ago

      Didn’t get you....and what is this link all about?

  • Venkateswaran M (@venkateswaranm) Proposer 8 months ago

    Also, this is an old proposal…for the 2017 event!!

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