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PRINCETON, NJ, Sep 26, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- LatentView, a leading predictive analytics and decision management services firm, has announced that the company's Founder and CEO, Venkat Viswanathan, received the 'Entrepreneur of the Year' award at the CII CONNECT 2013 Awards, held on September 24-25th 2013 at the Chennai Trade Centre in Chennai, India.

Organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), this was the 12th edition of CONNECT -- the premier Information and Communication Technology conference and exposition. The theme for this year's CONNECT 2013 was "Towards Scaling New Frontiers in ICT."

The CII CONNECT Awards are given to individuals who have played a significant role in the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) sector.

Viswanathan says, "Right from our early days, we wanted to give organizations a results-driven approach to analytics using the right combination of business, data and math know-how. We are honored to be recognized for our work and growth." He adds, "Our client relationships are most important to our growth. We realize Big Data is a game changer for companies, and we are very proud to be in this exciting field, collaborating with organizations across industries."

For four consecutive years, LatentView was identified as one of the fastest growing technology companies in India by the Deloitte Technology Fast 50.

"Data analytics is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the global economy today," adds R Chandrasekaran, Chairman, CONNECT 2013 and Group Chief Executive - Technology and Operations at Cognizant Technology Solutions. "Companies are increasingly searching for a partner who understands their business needs and executes analytics solutions tailored to their specific goals. Under Venkat's leadership, LatentView has become that partner for several organizations across industries such as retail, ecommerce and hi-tech. We wish Venkat and LatentView continued success."

About LatentView:

LatentView provides business analytics services focusing on data analysis and modeling that help with decisions around marketing, risk and customer management for consumer intensive businesses. LatentView effectively blends business knowledge, expertise in quantitative methods, and data management to derive actionable insights for effective decisions. Please visit:


Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has been organizing CONNECT Event in Chennai for the past 11 years. The Connect series has been the forum for Indian ICT Industry to confer on latest trends & developments. This premier annual Conference and Exposition on Information and Communication Technology has been focusing on Tamil Nadu's growth in ICT Sector. The idea behind this initiative was to make Tamil Nadu State one of the potential States in India for investment in the ICT Sector, as India emerges as a global hub for generating IT manpower to cater the requirement of various advanced countries in the world. This event is jointly organized by Government of Tamil Nadu and CII.