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Digital Vidya’s Top 30 Data Science Voices of 2018

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Being Asia’s leading Digital Marketing & Data Science training company, we at Digital Vidya focus to provide the best of opinions and experience from Leading Data Science Influencers.

One of the major factors that motivate us to put in more efforts in providing quality content and breakthrough opinions is our monthly reader base of over 2 lakh happy readers.

Taking an initiative to pass on the Data Science expertise, we have been blogging about Data Science. One important initiative which has caught the limelight is our Data Science Industry Insights Series, where we interview leading data science professionals who put forward their opinions, insights and analysis of the latest trends.

This is to thank all our contributors for sharing their experience and knowledge with us and our readers in 2018. Such contributors whom we want to thank especially are:

1. Anshu Sharma Raja

Anshu is a strategic leader with a keen sense of piloting & managing business, processes, technology deliveries and people. She has over 20 years of experience with premier investment banks and technology firms. She has been recognized as one of the top 10 influential data science leaders in 2017 by Analytics India Magazine for setting up a high performing data science unit for AIG in India.

2. Anirudh Shah

Anirudh is an entrepreneur and engineer from Carnegie Mellon. He has built software and managed teams for 13 years, working extensively with machine learning and NLP. Apart from 3LOQ, he has also built other enterprise tech companies like KeyPoint Technologies and Cafyne.

3. Ramasubramanian Sundararajan

Ramasubramanian Sundararajan graduated with an undergraduate degree in Information Systems and then enrolled in a doctoral programme at IIM Calcutta. He spent 11 years with GE, working on data science problems across multiple industry domains like finance, healthcare, energy, aviation etc.

4. Dr Arijit Laha

Dr Arijit Laha is a Senior Principal Data Scientist at Infosys where he is involved in creating exciting data analytic solutions and products. Dr Arijit has mostly been working in this diverse and amorphous field, which has gone through repeated relabeling “data mining”, “data science”, “data analytics” and now “AI”.

5. Sandhya Gopalan

Sandhya Gopalan is a Data Scientist at DXC Technology with 13+ years of experience in Machine Learning, Business Analytics and Software Development. The fascination and thirst for Data Science helped Sandhya Gopalan to switch from Software Development to Data Science.

6. Steve Nouri

Steve is an award-winning technology leader specializing in Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Advanced Analytics. Steve has developed extensive computational and analytical expertise in a diverse range of application domains.

7. Charles Jansen

Charles Jansen is a post graduate in Data Science & Lead Cognitive Automation Expert at S&P Global. He has enriched experience in data extraction, automation & deep learning.

8. Mahesh Varavooru

Mahesh Varavooru has over 20 years of experience in technology in Big Data and more than 8 years of experience in Data Science and Machine Learning. He worked for Citi, Bank of America and Morgan Stanley in various technology roles after doing his M.S in Computers.

9. Kaushik Mitra

Kaushik has the experience of working at the intersection of technology, analytics and marketing globally for around 25 years. He has had leadership roles across shores & has built high-performance teams in such domains as Data Science, Modeling & Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Market Research.

10. Rahul Kulhari

Rahul Kulhari is a Data Science Head in EdGe Networks. Right from his school days, Rahul enjoyed math and problem-solving. It was in college that he was introduced to the Theory of Computation which only deepened his interest and led him to Natural Language Processing (NLP), algorithms and Data Science.

11. Jyoti Vaddi

Jyoti Vaddi’s 7 years of professional journey has been quite a swift and versatile ride – it revolves around Data Science, Customer Success, Product Management, Business Development, Marketing and Sales –  in industries like Banking, Insurance, Retail, Technology, and now Agriculture.

12. Akshay Sehgal

Akshay is a Data Scientist by profession, currently working as a Lead Data Scientist (General Manager, SME-1) at Reliance Industries, where he designs, trains and deploys machine learning models which power enterprise-scale platforms and products. He now applies his expertise to building the new age, enterprise-scale data science solutions across multiple domains.

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13. Mohit Bansal

Mohit Bansal is a Principal Data Scientist at CreditVidya. Interestingly, Mohit was the first employee in CreditVidya’s Data Science department and they are a bunch of 20+ in the same department, today.

14. Ambuj Kathuria

Ambuj Kathuria is working as a Global Head – Data & Analytics service line for Birlasoft who is a leading service provider in Consulting & IT services. His job profile includes accountable for managing the three main pillars of a practice: people management, service offerings management/innovation lab and sales enablement. Responsible for P & L.

15. Avik Sarkar

Avik Sarkar heads the Data Analytics Cell, NITI Aayog, Government of India. His expertise revolves around data management, reporting/dashboards, predictive analytics, customer experience management, process optimization, targeted marketing of products, product development, etc. With his core strengths of analytics, statistics, machine learning & data mining.

16. Lovekesh Vig

Lovekesh started his career as a scientist with TCS Research and initiated some Deep Learning research projects. Currently, he works on problems in Reinforcement Learning, Robotics, NLP, Vision and Sensor Analytics.

17. Vijay Srinivas Agneeswaran

Vijay Srinivas Agneeswaran started writing software to parallelize and distribute a scientific job across a cluster of nodes in the classical cluster/grid/peer-to-peer computing mode during his doctoral work at the IIT Madras. Subsequently, at SapientRazorfish where Vijay heads the Data Science team out of India, he is responsible for technically spearheading all Data Science work including the talking to businesses and solving their problems using Machine Learning/Data Science/AI as necessary.

18. Ravi Vijayaraghavan

Ravi is an executive leader with a proven record of building world-class analytics and data sciences organizations. He has built and managed data science and analytics teams in Large Fortune 500 Companies and Silicon Valley startups. Currently, he is responsible for the Analytics organization at Flipkart

19. Naresh Mehta

Naresh is a Data Science leader with extensive exposure to eCommerce, food tech, offline retail, pharmaceutical, banking & insurance domains across different geographies (UK, US, India). He is passionate about using the power of data to understand drivers of what happened, predict what is likely to happen and then most importantly, influence and change the same with timely interventions and actions.

20. Shivaram K R

Shivaram K R is currently Co-Founder and CEO of Curl Analytics. He has an academic background. Shivaram is a Machine Learning (ML) expert. He has been building ML models from last 12 years. He started mastering ML in IIT Delhi. Since then he has worked on various kinds of problems in multiple domains. Shivaram has a keen interest in Maths, development of new algorithms and solving challenging problems.

21. Navin Manaswi

Navin Manaswi is an Artificial Intelligence Architect at Symphony AI Incubator. He solves challenging B2B problems in Healthcare, Retails, Enterprise Sales and IoT at Incubator, the hub of many AI startups.

22. Vikram Agrawal

Vikram currently leads the Streaming team at Qubole. After a short stint understanding correlation financial product and its risk analysis, he started his technology start-up journey first as a co-founder of a web-based conferencing solution and then as an early engineer at Qubole. In the last five years at Qubole, he wore multiple hats and worked across stacks in providing data solutions in the cloud.

23. Vishal Mishra

Vishal is the man behind Right Relevance, a platform that provides relevant information and intelligence on 50 thousand topics. Prior to starting RightRelevance.com, Vishal has worked with Mircosoft as Principal Security SDE Lead for 11 yrs. Vishal specializes in Large-scale platforms and applications, Big Data, Data Science, Search/Relevance.

24. Abirami R

Abirami is a Statistician and a Data Scientist with 4 years of focused experience in data science and data analytics. She has worked on Industrial IoT space dealing with Telematics and time series sensor data with a strong background and sound knowledge in Statistics, Machine Learning, Programming and Database Management. She also has exposure to Deep Learning through learning and implementation.

25. Sreenath Kamath

Sreenath Kamath is an experienced member of Technical Staff with a demonstrated history of working in the ETL industry. Skilled in Hive, Spark, Big Data, Linux, Analytics, and C. Strong engineering professional with a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) focused in Computer Science from National Institute of Technology Calicut.

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26. Sakshi Bansal

Sakshi Bansal is a Computer Science Engineering Graduate from BITS Pilani, with deep-rooted interests in data sciences, data structures and algorithms, right from her college days. After graduating and for the last two years, she has been working with Qubole for the last 2 years, she has worked with the data team at Qubole and has made significant contributions towards building data streaming platforms and data warehouse for the company.

27. Rushabh Shah

Rushabh has a multi-functional work experience of 12+ years. He is passionate about Creating something from scratch, Product Management & Building Training Courses are my strengths. He also has a deep understanding of running a business, understanding customer’s needs, creating products, setting processes and hiring the right people for the job.

28. Mathangi Sri

Mathangi is currently leading the Data Sciences team @Phonepe. She has 14+ years of proven track record in building world-class data sciences solutions and products. She has extensively worked on building chatbots, pricing systems, credit scoring systems and productizing text mining insights. She has 6 Patent grants and 20+ patents pending in the area of intuitive customer service, indoor positioning and user profiles. She is adept across machine learning, text mining NLP technologies & tools

29. Hariharasudhan Balasubramanian

Hari is a Data Scientist and an alumnus of National University of Singapore with expertise in advanced machine learning and data analytics. He has developed and implemented a variety of predictive and prescriptive models in smart city, transportation, supply chain risk, mining and shipping domains. His areas of experience include machine learning, data mining, social media analytics, transportation analytics, text analytics, marketing analytics, web analytics, customer analytics, predictive modelling, time series forecasting, recommendation engines and natural language processing.

30. Dr Rohit Kumar

Dr Rohit Kumar currently works as a Researcher in Eurecat. With 7 years of enriched experience in Big Data, Information Diffusion, Influence Propagation, Data Mining & Interaction Networks, he has deep-rooted knowledge & expertise in Big Data & Data Science.

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