News June 24, 2015

Saama Accelerates Growth with Expansion in India

Plans to Create Largest Pure Play Data Science and Analytics Hub in India,

Growth Facilitated by Recent $35 Million Series-A Funding

 CAMPBELL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Saama Technologies, Inc., a leading Big Data analytics solutions and services company headquartered in Silicon Valley, today announced plans to significantly grow its presence in India to support the rapid expansion in various industry verticals and markets. Plans include an additional 45,000 square-foot of office space in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ), Pune, the creation of hundreds of new jobs across data science professions, and the expansion of the company’s industry leading data science training program.

“Pune offers all these aspects. This, combined with our ability to attract and retain the best talent, will be fundamental to our accelerated growth across India and globally as we satisfy market demand from Fortune 2000 companies for rapidly deployed, industry specific analytic solutions that deliver material business outcomes.”

Over the next six months, Saama will add hundreds more positions for data science professionals, creating the largest presence of pure play Big Data and Analytics experts in the area. The company will also expand its training program, unique in the industry, which comprises a four-month course for all its college graduates where U.S. and India graduates complete a data science immersion training together in the same facility in Pune. Known as “Oxford of the East” because of its many prestigious colleges and universities, Pune is emerging as a key location for Big Data talent in India.

“The best place to grow a technology center of excellence is around great people, institutions and ideas,” said Ken Coleman, Saama Chairman. “Pune offers all these aspects. This, combined with our ability to attract and retain the best talent, will be fundamental to our accelerated growth across India and globally as we satisfy market demand from Fortune 2000 companies for rapidly deployed, industry specific analytic solutions that deliver material business outcomes.”

“Saama has a strong history of investment in Pune both in commercial activities and the development of talent coming out of the local universities,” said Vasant Shetty, Vice President, Corporate Strategic Transformation and Execution, Saama. “Our recent funding allows us to significantly accelerate hiring and professional development from the best talent pool Pune has to offer. Our growing footprint in India is going to have a direct impact on our global growth. Particularly, the speed with which we roll out industry specific data analytic solutions will be accelerated markedly.”

Through the combination of Fluid Analytics EngineTM, packaged Ready Analytics solutions, services, and strategic partnerships, Saama delivers customers the ability to quickly uncover and operationalize strategic data assets and deploy pre-integrated analytics solutions across their operations. Leveraging Saama’s technology, data science expertise and bench-strength and deep industry specific experience, customers stay focused on their core business while driving the monetization of data as a strategic asset.

About Saama

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Saama is the leading data science solutions and services company delivering Big Data solutions to Global 2000 clients. Our Fluid Analytics EngineTM maximizes existing customer infrastructure, allowing us to focus the white space between existing capabilities and the critical business questions that need to be answered. We are unique in our ability to combine our Fluid Analytics Engine with our vertical expertise to drive the rapid adoption of advanced analytics into company-specific business processes in a matter of weeks. We give our clients competitive advantage by strategically using internal and external data assets to grow revenue, improve operating efficiencies and delight customers in new ways. Clients include Actelion, Brocade, Broadcom, Cisco, CSAA Insurance, Delta Dental, Dignity Health, GoPro, IBM, Motorists Mutual, PayPal, Salesforce.com and Unilever.

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