Menu
Soltius sharpens predictive analytics skills with data scientist hire

Soltius sharpens predictive analytics skills with data scientist hire

Based in Auckland, Baluwala will work with customers to convert data into actionable insights

Soltius has appointed Habib Baluwala as data scientist within the company’s expanding analytics division, as the SAP consultancy experts dive deeper into predictive analytics.

Based in Auckland, Baluwala will work with customers to convert data into actionable insights, leveraging technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and machine learning.

“We’ve had a history of delivering analytics and historical reporting to customers,” Soltius New Zealand general manager of practice, Andrew Roberts, said.

“The idea of bringing in predictive analytics, IoT, artificial intelligence and machine learning aspects to our customers, through Habib and the people we’ll bring in to follow Habib in the future is really exciting.”

Prior to joining Soltius, Baluwala previously held roles at IRD New Zealand and the University of Auckland, alongside positions in India and the UK, which included designing a solution for the early detection of lung cancer.

Baluwala’s appointment comes as demand for data scientists grows in New Zealand, in response to the rising volume of data being collected by companies across the country.

Habib Baluwala (Soltius)
Habib Baluwala (Soltius)

According to Baluwala, his new role will involve a mix of “data engineer, mathematician and story teller”, using technology to gain the insights which can be communicated to executives to help improve business outcomes.

“For example, a customer service organisation might be getting thousands of calls a day, but most of the time the voice of the customer is lost,” Baluwala said.

“How do you convert that voice into text and then use the text to do analysis to see what the important topics are for customers?

“Similarly, within the predictive space you have customers who have years of sales data but want to know how sales are going to be in future. Whether a customer is going to stay with them and so on.

"In those cases, we can convert the data into insights and provide the customer with a guide to the path they should follow.”


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Cloudbig dataanalyticsSAPSoltius

Featured

Slideshows

Reseller News launches alumnae breakfast for Women in ICT Awards

Reseller News launches alumnae breakfast for Women in ICT Awards

Reseller News hosted the first alumnae breakfast for the Women in ICT Awards in New Zealand, designed to showcase the leading female leaders in the industry. Held at The Cordis in Auckland, attendees came together to hear inspiring keynotes and panel discussions, alongside high-level networking among peers.

Reseller News launches alumnae breakfast for Women in ICT Awards
Reseller News Innovation Awards 2018: meet the top performing partners

Reseller News Innovation Awards 2018: meet the top performing partners

Reseller News honoured the industry’s finest on a standout evening for the New Zealand channel, recognising the achievements of established partners, emerging players and innovative start-ups, in front of over 460 technology leaders in Auckland.

Reseller News Innovation Awards 2018: meet the top performing partners
Show Comments