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Press Release: Tesco Bengaluru Wins Best Practice in Data Analysis Strategy Award

Tesco Bengaluru Wins Best Practice in Data Analysis Strategy Award

Bengaluru, February 4, 2016: Tesco Bengaluru, the only retail operations and technology centre for Tesco worldwide, won the ‘Best Practice in Data Analysis Strategy’ Award at the 2016 Big Data & Analytics Summit held at Mumbai on February 3, 2016.

The Awards identify and honour companies that have demonstrated excellence and best practices in Big Data technology. Tesco was selected by a core committee comprising distinguished industry experts on the basis of their application of analytics in Energy Consumption Reduction, Spend Optimisation and Effective Space Management that enabled the organisation achieve a 40.9% reduction in Carbon Dioxide emissions in stores and distribution centres across the Group against a 2006/07 baseline. By 2020, Tesco hopes to reduce emissions by 50% across the Group.

Commenting on the occasion, Sanjeev Nagwekar, Director – Property Services, Tesco Bengaluru said, “As an organisation, we recognize Data and Analytics are crucial to customer service and satisfaction. This Award is testament to our expertise in this field and it is indeed a moment of pride for us to be felicitated for our endeavours toward becoming more ecologically responsible and operationally efficient. I congratulate the team for their fantastic work which will set new benchmarks for the years to follow.” 

Tesco Bengaluru was recognised for developing an Analytics Practice that collaborates with teams across the organisation and delivers significant benefits including energy and carbon savings. The strategy exemplified the need for deploying Predictive Analytics, in addition to typical reporting and monitoring techniques to extract value and fully leverage investments from a massive collection of data. This helped the business gain cost competiveness and raise the bar in Energy and Sustainability Management.

Some of the noteworthy strategies and models developed and adopted by the team include:

  • Forecasting Models capable of predicting energy consumption with a high level of accuracy
  • A Tableau based insights platform, Energypedia, that generates the root cause for all kinds of energy behaviors across the property
  • CHP (Combined Heat & Power Units) Optimization Model capable of providing optimal run time to maximize profit taking

Tesco has strong Data & Analytics competencies across functions with sophisticated Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Big Data and Predictive Modeling facilities. Tesco Bengaluru has an analytics lab that enables data scientists with Predictive Modeling and Data Visualization capabilities.


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About Tesco BengaluruTesco Bengaluru is the operations and technology centre for Tesco worldwide. We build world class technology products and platforms, design stores and manage Finance and Retail Operations.

Tesco Bengaluru was set up in May 2004 to enable standardisation and build centralised capabilities and competencies which can be leveraged across the Tesco Group.

The range of work we do from here covers the entire spectrum of retail - Technology, Business, Finance, Commercial & Supply Chain and Property Services. We are here to make the Tesco experience better for our millions of customers worldwide and simpler for over 500,000 colleagues.


About the Big Data & Analytics Summit:  The Big Data, Analytics & Insights Summit showcases Big Data use cases and techniques that drive the greatest business value. With an emphasis on real-life implementation of Big Data technologies, this practical business forum provides bold vision from leading innovators across the data-driven spectrum. It explores the latest tools and trends to help delegates gain fresh insights and strategic momentum to grow and respond to their business requirements.