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Suresh Shankar on entrepreneurship, artificial intelligence and banking

Suresh Shankar, founder of Crayon Data, talks about how entrepreneurship is all about persistence and perseverance, through one of his favourite anecdotes on the Chinese bamboo tree. One that will get all you budding entrepreneurs fired up and ready to make a change! Catch him in conversation with the University of Oxford and Said Business School.

Suresh Shankar also discusses ‘obvious’ opportunities in the digital banking space and the financial disruption sphere. With burgeoning amounts of unstructured data, Suresh says the way forward is to utilize this and build products that will herald change.

Suresh Shankar is a big data and analytics evangelist, entrepreneur and innovator; he established his second start‐up, Crayon Data in Singapore in 2012. Recognized today as one of the world’s top big data companies, Crayon is on a mission to simplify the world’s choices with its flagship product, MAYATM.
Suresh spent the first 15 years of his 30‐year career in sales, marketing, advertising, media and banking. He has witnessed the transformation of marketing from a right to a left-brained pursuit. His expertise in customer analytics was the foundation for RedPill Solutions, set up in 2000 in Singapore. Business leader IBM acquired RedPill Solutions in 2009.

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