"We intend to hire the right people with right attitude" says Prakash Munavalli- Associate VP-HR at Manthan Systems.

Manthan Systems is a leading AI and Analytics company pioneering applications for consumer-focused businesses. Manthan excels in the application of data sciences and AI; It’s suite of products has been recognized for enabling the shortest path to profit. Manthan’s products use machine intelligence to process decision contexts and respond automatically with actions. Headquartered in Bengaluru with offices in Santa Clara, London, Dubai, Mexico City, Singapore and Manila, Manthan’s footprint spans 23 countries.

At Manthan, they are constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation in their bid to create cutting edge, easy to use applications for business users. Recently, Manthan launched Maya – the world’s first AI powered conversational agent for analytics to help users get answers to any business question through natural language voice and text queries. Today, over 200 businesses including the likes of Future group, Arvind Fashion Brands, Rue21, Robinsons, AlShaya, Crocs, Charming Charlie, Chedraui across 23 countries make better decisions every day with Manthan’s Analytics. Tomorrow, their intention is to bring AI-powered solutions to a much larger set of customers and make it even easier to use.

“I am really honoured to be a part of Manthan. I joined Manthan when it was only a startup and, it was around 12 yrs ago. I had no idea how this company was going to grow in the field of analytics. However, I saw a light at the end of the tunnel believing that it will boom up the market. Well it did happen. Being an Indian Product firm in analytics was quite a challenging one when Manthan started. But it overcame the challenges and paced up very soon.

We are into both Big data & Predictive Analytics and we deliver our analytics products to our promising customers. Talking about hiring, we go for freshers and laterals in the roles like data scientist, data analyst, business analyst and technology evangelists. But the biggest challenge faced is that the individuals turning up for these roles do not have clarity and doesn’t know the differences between the roles. To overcome these, we intent to hire the right people with right attitude. A fresher should have a good knowledge and understanding about R Programming, Python and Machine Learning. They also should have eagerness and have the curiosity to learn new things. We look forward to build this people in Manthan and, expect them to be committed to us. The future skills we focus on for hiring is into Deep Learning, NLP and good grip on Algorithm so that we provide the best to our customers. Talking about hiring Non-Engineering people for the above roles, we look forward to hire them when they are good at mathematics and statistics which is essential”.

We are delighted to have a conversation with Prakash Munavalli- Associate VP-HR at Manthan System and, we would like to thank him for sharing the thoughts, problems and skills they look while hiring candidates.

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