How MakeMyTrip’s bet on data paid off

The US listed OTA has a team of over 100 people working on data cleansing and development of data-led features across business domains on the MMT platform.
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NASDAQ-listed Online Travel Aggregator (OTA) MakeMyTrip (MMT) set up its data team across Bengaluru and Gurugram nearly six years ago – way before the COVID-19 pandemic added more chaos to the travel industry.

Divided into the data platform team and data sciences team, the larger data team is headed by Sanjay Mohan, Group CTO at MMT. 

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“Compared to other ecommerce services, travel requires context, it is a less frequent purchase and is a perishable inventory. Pricing is dynamic in this case and it is different from what a user might be looking for. That is why data science around travel is an interesting problem to solve,” Sanjay tells YourStory

This foresight has helped the platform better manage the disruption caused by the pandemic and quickly roll out features in line with new travel protocols. Read more.


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