40 Underneath 40 Knowledge Scientists 2023 – Who’re they?

Following two action-packed days of workshops, conferences, paper displays, and tech talks, Machine Studying Builders Summit 2023 concluded by awarding 40 dynamic information scientists with the 40 Underneath 40 Knowledge Scientists award. The award recognises innovators and their achievements within the machine studying and analytics {industry}.

Right here is the checklist of winners of the 40 Underneath 40 Knowledge Scientists (in alphabetical order):


Aakash Kathuria, Normal Supervisor/Head – Enterprise Progress, Lenskart Options Non-public Restricted

Aakash is a seasoned analytics chief with 15+ years expertise and has been instrumental in driving information and insight-led transformations. Over his profession, he has labored intently with biz features to drive income and obtain aggressive market development by leveraging greater than 50 analytical approaches. He additionally has expertise in launching AI and tech-based options like Omni Channel Attribution, Buyer Segmentation, Buyer-360, Provide Chain Effectivity, Workforce Administration and extra at telecom, media, FMCG, retail, and ecommerce industries.


Abhilash Surendran, Assistant Vice President, Insights and Analytics – Merkle


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Abhilash Surendran is assistant vp, analytics, and information science at Merkle, main the analytics practise for his or her high-tech portfolio. He comes with 15+ years of expertise in superior analytics, information science, information visualisation and consulting. He was beforehand a part of Mu Sigma the place, over the course of ten years, he went on to ship analytics options for a portfolio of accounts throughout pharma, retail, CPG, and vitality verticals.


Abhishek Mishra, Vice President – Senior Supervisor of Analytics, MarshMclennan

With over 13 years of experience within the info expertise providers and product enterprise as an information science skilled, Abhishek Mishra is dedicated to utilizing his information science information and engineering abilities to entry, comprehend, and categorical insights from sizable information units to assist in development plans, product improvement, and essential enterprise choices. He has technical credentials corresponding to Analytics Core from Harvard Enterprise Faculty, Knowledge Science Affiliate from EMC, and Edge AI developer from Intel. He’s additionally a Six Sigma Black and Scrum Alliance Licensed Product Proprietor. 


Aditya Durai, Supply Unit Head at Math Firm

A seasoned information science professional, Aditya Durai at present spearheads a number of enterprise-wide initiatives and delivers profitable enterprise outcomes for main Fortune100 enterprises. His in-depth information of algorithm design, statistics, and machine studying has enabled him to construct over 100 options in addition to act in an advisory capability to Fortune500 enterprises for information science options throughout merchandising, pricing, and commerce promotion optimization. Aditya additionally performs a big position in constructing the information science expertise at MathCo by designing the organisation’s studying and improvement technique and being deeply concerned of their coaching. 


Aditya Kumar Pal, Affiliate Director – Head of Synthetic Intelligence, Lendingkart

Aditya has a wealthy expertise of greater than ten years within the area of knowledge sciences and AI. He has labored with greater than 50 stakeholders over the previous decade to unravel their issues utilizing information and algorithms throughout a number of features corresponding to buyer analytics, pricing analytics, assortment analytics and advertising and marketing analytics. Not too long ago, Aditya received the “AI Influence changemaker award” from one of many largest Analytics federations of India. 


Anurodh Kumar Gupta, Head Knowledge Science Compliance – Societe Generale International Answer Centre

Anurodh is an information and AI chief with 14 years of expertise in technique and consulting and enterprise course of enchancment throughout a number of domains like banking, telecom, healthcare, retail and extra. He’s an alumnus of IIT-Madras and has good expertise of creating information science groups from scratch for US & European MNCs. As guide, he has supported C-Suite of his shopper organisations in attaining their digital agenda. Anurodh can be a President Awardee in Bharat Scouts and Guides. He loves to present again to the neighborhood and is captivated with educating. 


Dr Anusuya Kirubakaran, Lead Assistant Vice President – HSBC

Dr Anusuya Kirubakaran is driving improvements within the banking sector’s analytical area particularly discovering enterprise insights from difficult unstructured free textual content information. She has accomplished Doctorate in pc science by fixing analytical issues and revealed papers in main Scopus-indexed journals. She developed a generic, reusable, extensible textual content analytics software utilizing NLP, AI/ML-based hybrid strategies which quickens the textual content analytics phases and is a part of NLP-as-a-Service. 


Arvind Jayakumar, Director of Know-how, Synthetic Intelligence – Springer Nature Group

Arvind Jayakumar is an alumnus of BITS Pilani, Osmania College, and the College of Oxford, he has almost one-and-a-half decade price of expertise in information engineering, information science, and AI/ML. In his present position, he’s constructing SN Group’s AI CoE and is working to industrialise the utilization of AI/ML and its related finest practices throughout the agency.


Ashwini Chandrashekharaiah, Senior Supervisor – Walmart International Tech India

Together with Walmart, Ashwini Chandrashekharaiah can be main Knowledge Science merchandise for Knowledge Ventures, an information commercialization initiative. She has over 12 years of expertise within the retail {industry} spanning throughout domains of Pricing, Assortment, Buyer, Safety and Knowledge Insights resulting in multi-million-dollar impression merchandise, in addition to serving to the enterprise groups of their strategic actions. She can be an energetic member of the Ladies in Knowledge Science (WiDS) initiative and is a passionate mentor for budding AI lovers.


Balaji Jagan, Affiliate Supervisor – Knowledge Science (NLP), Allstate India

Knowledge scientist with specialisation in NLP, Balaji Jagan has 15+ years of analysis and {industry} expertise, engaged on various machine studying issues. He has been working in Allstate Options Pvt. Ltd for greater than 4 years as an Affiliate Supervisor – Knowledge Science (NLP), main the Enterprise Options staff. He has filed 8 patents out of which 7 have been granted. Balaji has revealed greater than 20 analysis articles in Worldwide conferences and Worldwide Journals. 


Deekshant Saxena, International Director – Software program Engineering, AI & ML, analysis, HERE Applied sciences

A worldwide director of Software program Engineering and Analysis at HERE Applied sciences, Deekshant Saxena spans a staff of greater than 200 information scientists, researchers, senior engineers globally. He joined HERE Applied sciences in 2017 and during the last 5 years, he has been instrumental in driving analysis and innovation thereby driving new enterprise alternatives focusing buyer centricity on numerous domains, markets and geographies. 


Deepak Singh, Principal – Analytics, Dr. Reddy’s

Deepak Singh is an analytics chief with over 13 years of expertise and experience in delivering top-line enterprise impression by way of modern use of knowledge and productising analytical options throughout the enterprise worth chain. He’s at present heading the Knowledge and Analytics apply for Dr. Reddy’s PSAI Enterprise and is instrumental in unlocking enterprise worth by way of numerous Analytics merchandise and options. One of many merchandise, JARVIS (AI/ML-powered Knowledge Intelligence and Analytics Platform), was just lately awarded ‘Prime Home Companies utilizing AI/ML’ in Cypher 2022. 


Deepika Kaushal, Deputy Vice President – Piramal Finance

With 15 years of expertise in information science and enterprise analytics, Deepika Kaushal is at present working as a Deputy Vice President at Piramal Finance main on a regular basis AI and digital practices. She works within the areas of course of enchancment and works with stakeholders from gross sales planning, advertising and marketing, HR, customer support and operations and audit. She has additionally labored with companies like Fractal analytics, Zebra applied sciences, Cognizant, WNS, Sapient and others. Deepika has additionally labored for a lot of fortune 500 purchasers like Coca Cola, Pepsico, TE connectivity, Mahindra Automotive, Tommy Hilfiger, Philips, Unilever, Telstra, and Insurance coverage Australia Group.


Divyan Kavdia, Assistant Vice President – Max Life Insurance coverage Firm Ltd

With an expertise of greater than 12 years, Divyan Kavdia has been related to MaxLife because the final 5 years. He has a wealthy diversified skilled expertise throughout industries like BFSI, FMCG, CPG, banking, insurance coverage, & taxation. As an AI chief at Max Life, Divyan has been instrumental in carving the AI-Works staff as a unit to offer MLI Launchpad on embedding intelligence in conventional processes thereby reworking processes with AI/ML at core. 


Dr Santosh Karthikeyan, Affiliate Director, Medical Programming – AstraZeneca

An authorized information administration skilled, Dr Santosh Karthikeyan is concerned in offering strategic, technical, and operational management for the information and analytics platform in R&D. He has led information science tasks on predicting adversarial drug reactions in Life Sciences and managed groups in digital and analytics apply. His analysis papers are revealed in numerous nationwide and worldwide journals. Dr Santosh Karthikeyan has additionally participated in Nationwide and Worldwide conferences. 


Hirdesh Khanna, Asst. Vice President and Lead Knowledge Scientist – HDFC Financial institution Ltd.

With over 13 years of expertise in utilized analytics, starting from ML to stochastic processes like Markov’s chain and lots of extra, Hirdesh Khanna is a key staff member at HDFC Financial institution for driving digital enterprise that has helped rework the advertising and marketing division as a income operate for the financial institution. He was additionally just lately conferred because the “Knowledge Science Skilled of the Yr – 2022” on the Way forward for Knowledge and AI Summit 2022 organised by UBS Discussion board Pvt. Ltd.


Hitesh Nahata, Senior Supervisor, Capabilities – MiQ

Hitesh Nahata has over 12 years of expertise delivering analytical options to enterprise issues throughout features for Fortune 500 corporations in CPG and Retail. At MIQ, he leads the worldwide superior analytics capabilities staff from their Centre of Excellence in Bangalore. Hitesh has a PGDM from MICA specialising in Market Analysis and Analytics and an undergraduate diploma in Engineering from Mumbai College specialising in info expertise.


Jitendra Gupta, Knowledge Science Chief – Baker Hughes

Knowledge science chief with 14 years of expertise in fixing vital issues in finance, oil and fuel, and retail organisations, Jitendra Gupta, has labored throughout corporations and geographies, serving to design, develop and deploy information and analytics options. He has substantial expertise with machine studying, deep studying, NLP, and pc imaginative and prescient. Along with his position as Baker Hughes’ information science chief, he has labored with a spread of different purchasers together with Normal Motors, Normal Electrical, Greatest Purchase, and HSBC.


Kumar Abhishek, Senior Machine Studying Engineer – Expedia Group

As a senior ML engineer for Expedia, Kumar is main efforts on fraud detection and prevention. He makes use of NLP for danger evaluation and fraud detection for numerous Expedia manufacturers. Moreover, Kumar is personally accountable for designing and implementing a number of extremely efficient effectivity measures, together with document low latency and closely optimising the machine studying pipeline. Beforehand, he labored for Microsoft on Cortana and has an M.S. in CS from the College of Florida.


Nakul Laad, Head of Analytics – Dunzo

Nakul Laad has been working within the discipline of knowledge analytics for the final 13+ years. He has constructed world-class analytics capabilities throughout skilled providers and product corporations. At the moment, he’s heading the analytics staff at Dunzo the place they work on fixing some advanced hyperlocal logistics issues utilizing superior analytics. Nakul beforehand held a management position at Swiggy the place he led technique and analytics.


Parimesh Panda, Senior Supervisor – Genpact

In his present capability at Genpact, Parimesh Panda is a senior consulting chief in AI and ML with superlative experience in blueprinting, technique and enterprise improvement, go-to-market pipeline creation and answer execution of digital transformation programmes. He leads AI and ML maturity assessments and drives development in buyer engagements by creating and sharing whitepaper articles on state-of-the-art AI/ML applied sciences and practices. 


Pramod R, Director, Knowledge Science – Falabella

Pramod R comes with a variety of AI/ML experience starting from advice methods, NLP, reinforcement studying, deep neural networks, large information processing applied sciences, huge parallel computing, net improvement, and extra, utilizing quite a few open supply applied sciences. He holds a patent on reinforcement studying, has offered papers in worldwide conferences, given talks at numerous meetups and is featured in notable worldwide journals. Pramod brings in 16+ years of wealthy expertise in constructing excessive finish AI options. 


Praveen Jesudhas, Affiliate Director – Knowledge Science, Tiger Analytics

Praveen Jesudhas has 13+ years of expertise in utilising information science aligned with expertise so as to add shopper worth each throughout providers and product organisations. At the moment, he focuses on enhancing capabilities to raised execute pc vision-based tasks at Tiger Analytics.

For the previous seven years at Tiger Analytics, Praveen has performed a key position in fixing a number of shopper issues throughout domains corresponding to insurance coverage, manufacturing, sports activities analytics, and social media utilizing his experience.


Preetam Biswas, Head Analytics – Aditya Birla Well being Insurance coverage

Preetam is an MDI Gurgaon MBA graduate with 15 years of expertise, at present heading the analytics division in Aditya Birla Well being Insurance coverage and driving the general Analytics initiatives throughout the organisation involving all stakeholders. He has a wealthy expertise in BFSI and telecom {industry} and has labored for organisations like Kotak Life, Axis Financial institution, Vodafone Thought, Kantar, and Capgemini.


Preity Yadav, Supervisor (Strategic Info Programs) – Indian Oil Company Restricted

Preity Yadav has experience in core enterprise domains and core technical expertise corresponding to superior analytics, methods integration, information administration, {hardware} administration, structure design and networking which helps within the identification, conceptualisation, improvement, and analysis of initiatives Indian Oil envisages beneath its digital transformation journey. She is accountable for delivering high-impact superior analytics machine studying options corresponding to predictive upkeep, yield optimisation, income maximisation and extra. 


Pritam Banerjee, AVP – Superior Analytics, Chubb

Pritam has labored extensively in areas of superior analytics, optimisation, and technique. He has been instrumental in establishing and scaling analytics centres of excellence delivering AI-enabled options. He has led cross-functional various groups throughout APAC, EMEA and NA and has been extremely really useful by purchasers and stakeholders alike. In his present position as AVP Superior Analytics at Chubb, Pritam leads the Claims and Unstructured Heart of Excellence, working with cross-border groups to develop massive scale AI options. 


Rahul Pandey, Affiliate Vice President – Superior Analytics & Utilized AI, Course5 Intelligence

Rahul Pandey has 14 years of expertise main end-to-end design and improvement of analytics and options throughout various {industry} segments—past automotive, retail and CPG, provide chain, and manufacturing. He has constructed and led a multi-disciplinary staff of area SMEs, information architects, information engineers, information scientists, and expertise consultants in India and the US. At the moment, he drives a worldwide apply cohort of Business 5.0, Media, and Telecom for Course5 Intelligence in Superior Analytics & Utilized AI.


Rai Rajani Vinodkumar, International Director Knowledge Science – AB InBev

Rai Rajani is a extremely completed AI skilled and a digital transformation lead and has a profession spanning 12 years. She leads the staff of knowledge scientists assigned to a number of analytics merchandise supporting advertising and marketing, gross sales, and operations enterprise items throughout the globe. She has designed and carried out information science methodology, and finest practices to productise scalable initiatives throughout features. Rai Rajani has contributed to many expertise constructing actions by conceptualising information science profession paths and designing ability assessments for constructing and retaining finest information science expertise.


Sachin Chaudhari, Supervisor – Cost Administration Knowledge Science, Maersk

Sachin Chaudhari is an skilled information scientist with a demonstrated historical past of fixing vital enterprise issues utilizing AI/ML. He specialises in AI and operations analysis strategies at Maersk. His robust perception in information pushed choice making and analysis centered mindset has helped Maersk develop modern options for pricing and income optimization. Sachin is an integral a part of ‘Innovation, Knowledge Science and Automation’ (IDA) CoE at Maersk which has been acknowledged globally by way of numerous awards by organisations corresponding to NASSCOM, Zinnov, 3AI, Analytics India Journal, and many others.


Sateesh Gottumukkala, Head of AI Engineering Centre of Excellence (Affiliate Director, Knowledge Science) – LTIMindtree

Sateesh has almost 13 years of expertise in working with information science, AI/ML, MLOps, and real-world enterprise issues throughout totally different domains. He leads the AI Engineering Centre of Excellence at LTIMindtree. He has beforehand labored as a Senior Knowledge Scientist at Sogeti (Capgemini Group) the place he carried out Knowledge Science and ML options for Banking, Insurance coverage, Mining and Telecom prospects. Previous to that, he labored as Analysis Affiliate at Nationwide Aerospace Laboratories the place he labored on mathematical fashions on wind tunnel information for designing delta wing configurations. 


Seema Nagar, Employees Analysis Scientist – IBM Analysis, India

For the previous fifteen years, Seema Nagar has been researching within the discipline of pc science and has over 45 publications in eminent conferences and journals together with greater than 150 patents filed. She has been named a grasp inventor for 2 consecutive phrases. She has additionally been a part of the reviewer committee of many eminent conferences, corresponding to IJCAI, NAACL, IEEE Cloud and ACL. Seema has earned a number of analysis awards in IBM Analysis India, together with three Excellent Technical Achievement Awards for her work on social community evaluation and reliable AI. 


Shuaib Ahmed S, Technical Supervisor – Mercedes Benz R&D India

Dr Shuaib Ahmed is accountable for algorithm analysis, design, and improvement for inside cameras in Mercedes Benz automobiles. His analysis work has been revealed in conferences and workshops like CVPR, ECCV and NeurIPS. He has filed 20 patent purposes. His space of pursuits are energetic studying, steady studying, explainable AI, and studying from a number of domains. He holds a PhD from Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Analysis. Dr Ahmed has delivered lectures in lots of tier-2 and tier-3 faculties to create consciousness amongst college students and schools for AI and information science. 


Siddhant Verma, Division Supervisor – Usha Worldwide Ltd.

With over 9 years of expertise in information science and AI, Siddhant Verma has experience in designing and creating excessive impression options that assist corporations throughout numerous verticals corresponding to gross sales planning, provide chain, advice engines for B2B prospects, demand planning and forecasting, and others. Together with the love for writing ML/AI code and churning information, he thrives on fixing enterprise issues with information and speaking the answer clearly, concisely and in actionable tales. 


Sudalai Rajkumar – 4x Kaggle Grandmaster

Sudalai Rajkumar (SRK) is a Kaggle Quadruple Grandmaster and is at present the pinnacle of AI and ML at Growfin.ai. He has greater than 12 years of expertise within the information science discipline and has constructed scalable AI/ML merchandise. SRK has additionally completed information science consulting for enterprises as a part of his profession at H2O.ai, Freshworks, Tiger analytics and International Analytics. He’s an alumnus of PSG Faculty of Know-how and IIM-Bangalore.


Sunil Kumar Singh, Sr Director, Synthetic Intelligence (AI Engineering) – IQVIA

Sunil is a graduate from IIT-Roorkee and has 15+ years {of professional} expertise throughout {industry} verticals. He at present heads the AI and Machine Studying Heart of Excellence at IQVIA. Sunil has an in depth expertise of 12+ years in healthcare analytics—main superior information science tasks, creating modern AI ML options and creating subsequent gen information science property for numerous massive and rising pharma corporations.


Suresh Sethuramaswamy, Engineering Lead – Knowledge and AI for FSI, Microsoft

Suresh Sethuramaswamy is an information and analytics chief with over 15 years of intensive worldwide expertise, starting from heading information platforms to main the Analytics Heart of Excellence for Banking and capital markets. Suresh constructed many award-winning predictive analytics and various information platforms. In his most up-to-date position at Microsoft, Suresh leads product improvement efforts for the monetary providers industry-specific differential information and analytics merchandise. He’s an advisory member of Forbes Know-how Council and a senior member of IEEE Princeton. 


Suvajit Mukhopadhyay, Principal Answer Architect and Knowledge Scientist – Uno Financial institution

With 16 years of {industry} expertise, Suvajit Mukhopadhyay has designed massive scale enterprise digital transformation programmes in banking and monetary providers area. He has constructed advanced AI Fashions to be used instances round KYC, buyer analytics, financial institution assertion evaluation, danger evaluation and fraud detection. He’s additionally a coach, mentor and researcher having skilled greater than 1,000 learners in information science and AI in diploma and postgraduate programmes.


Syed Mohammad Imran Hashmi, co-founder and Chief Analytics Officer – Loyalytics Consulting LLP

Imran is an information science and analytics chief with greater than 13 years of expertise in establishing and main excessive performing information science groups. He has developed and deployed options throughout industries and markets by leveraging the facility of knowledge, machine studying and engineering. In 2015, Imran, together with two different co-founders, began ‘Loyalytics Consulting’, a boutique information science and analytics firm with the imaginative and prescient to assist companies scale and systematise data-driven decision-making by way of the facility of machine studying and AI. 


Varsha Singh, Chief Supervisor – Knowledge Scientist, Reliance Securities Ltd.

Varsha is a seasoned information scientist with a complete of seven years of expertise within the finance area. She can be a visiting Professor in NMIMS college. Beforehand, she has labored with organisations like SBI-MF, Kotak Securities, Reliance Capital and Cognizant. She has developed a number of machine studying fashions within the organisation to unravel enterprise issues and enhance buyer expertise. Her experience lies in fraud detection, churn evaluation, next-based product advice mannequin and competitors evaluation.

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