40Under40 Data scientists awards is an initiative by Analytics India Magazine to recognise the leading data scientists in India who have successfully transformed data into meaningful insights. The award, sponsored by IMS Proschool, recognizes India’s young Data Scientists and leaders who are supporting the growth of analytics in their organisation, have deep industry and analytics expertise and are addressing the insights gap for clients by addressing their most complex challenges.
The awards were part of the annual Machine Learning Developers Summit that was scheduled in January 2020 at Bangalore. Award process included a nomination followed by finalization of winners by a panel. The awards were handed out on 23rd Jan in Bangalore by Sanjay Chaudhary, founder and CEO at IMS Proschool
Here are the winners of 40 under 40 data scientists awards 2020 (in alphabetic order).
1. Abhinav Bhatnagar
Data Scientist, Lead at Truecaller
Abhinav is an AI Architect with 7+ years of experience in building data science expertise in organizations and leading data scientists. He is also proficient in architecting, designing prototypes, conduct POC and implementing large scale and enterprise-grade AI solution and aligning business strategies and AI use cases.
2. Anubhav Srivastava
Head – Data Sciences and Analytics, Digital Ventures at Viacom18 Media
Anubhav currently manages all data sciences and analytics initiatives at Voot. He and his team have been spearheading the movement on how billions of data points collected every day are collectively rewriting the technological rule-books of streaming business and shaping an ML-driven future for video content delivery.
3. Asadullah Ansari
Senior Engineering Manager at Harman International Industries
Asadullah is being recognised today for his project based on deep learning.
4. Abhishek Kumar
Senior Manager, Data Science at Publicis Sapient
Abhishek an experienced data science professional and technical team lead specializing in building and managing data products from conceptualization to the deployment phase and interested in solving challenging machine learning problems.
5. Anish Agarwal
Director – Data & Analytics at Royal Bank of Scotland
Anish comes with over 18 years of experience in multi-national organisations, with a proven ability to design and execute strategy and new technology adoption. His experience encompasses Data & Analytics, Project Management, Strategy, Financial Modelling and Artificial Intelligence, among others.
6. Aparna Kulkarni
Senior Manager, Data Science at Michelin India Private Limited
Aparna comes with more than 12 years of experience focused on Data Science and Business Analytics. Her expertise encompasses Applied Mathematics, Machine Learning, Optimization techniques, and operational research. Her focus revolves around creating business impact through the effective application of statistical research and analytics.
7. Aashish Prakash
Managing Director at BlackRock
Aashish joined the world of analytics and data science in Amex and has worked on various domains in retail analytics – new card acquisition, underwriting, customer management, collections. He is also the owner of a patent to create risk at a subscriber level.
8. Arjun V Shenoy
Director – Solutions at BRIDGEi2i Analytics Solutions
Arjun’s role at Bridgei2i involves building AI/ML solutions, enabling end-user consumption, and driving change management for the adoption of AI within enterprises. He is also responsible for defining GTM, marketing and sales strategies for identified solutions.
9. Archana S
Manager at EY
Archana is a seasoned Data science professional with 15 years of experience in Artificial Intelligence and Advanced analytics delivering across different domains including Retail, Telecom, Finance and Technology.
10. Ankur Shah
Cloud Analytics Architect / Manager at IBM
Ankur is a dynamic & technically competent Senior IT Leader and data scientist with more than 15+ years of experience in Watson Analytics, Program/Project Management, Portfolio Management, BI Consulting Advisory, Pre sales Consultant, and Solution Architecting.
11. Bhavesh Bhatt
Data Scientist at Fractal Analytics
Bhavesh is a Data Scientist who has designed & deployed multiple machine learning & deep learning projects that have had a significant business impact.
12. Biddappa Muthappa
Manager – Data Science at MIQ digital India
Muthappa is a Data Science Leader with over 9+ years of experience in Machine Learning, Predictive Modelling, Statistical Techniques, Optimisation Techniques, Data Mining, Data Warehousing and Data Visualisation.
13. Deepika Sandeep
Senior Program Manager – AI and ML at BLP Clean Energy
Deepika Sandeep is a seasoned leader in the field of analytics, machine learning and natural language processing. She is heading AI and ML program at BLP Clean Energy.
14. Deepak Chandrakant Patil
Data Scientist at Envestnet|Yodlee
Deepak Patil is one of the founding members of the Data Science team at Envestnet|Yodlee and is an alumnus of IIT Bombay (M.Tech. in CSE). He is also an expert in building and deploying practical data science-driven solutions at scale.
15. Dr. SUNIL KUMAR CHINNAMGARI
GM – Engineering Innovation at Maersk Technology Center
“Dr. Sunil Kumar Chinnamgari works as GM- Engineering Innovation in Maersk Technology Center, and is responsible for research, open innovation and data products development spanning across Maersk.
16. Dr. Prakash PKS
Associate Principal at ZS Associates
Dr. Prakash (PKS Prakash) has 12+ years of designing and implementing advanced data science and AI techniques across multiple verticals including healthcare, manufacturing, life sciences, e-commerce, and fantasy sports domains. He currently leads the ZS Bangalore AI Accelerator.
17. Indrajit kar
Manager-Tech sol plan and Enablement manager at Accenture
Indrajit has 15 years of experience in Analytics, Machine Learning and information technology. He leads the initiative to drive effort on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning by creating projects to solve some of the toughest Digital-Industrial problems.
18. James Macwan
Manager – Analytics at JSW Steel Limited
James Macwan belongs to digitalization industry and working with JSW Group and was handling a similar role in Essar Group, with more than one decade of thorough knowledge in the area of data science and analytics, handling versatile roles. Currently, He enabling digitization at JSW.
19. K V Vijay Girish
Technical Lead at Belong
Girish leads content understanding projects at Belong, where he works on making sense of unstructured data and understanding the sentiment of content which can lead to automation and improve efficiencies of workflow products.
20. Krishna Kumar Tiwari
Architect at InMobi
KK is an Architect aka Staff Engineer at InMobi Group, a published channel owner and blogger. He is also a strong believer in making the future bright by building intelligent platforms. He has consulted and worked with several startups as well as Fortune 500 companies like Oracle.
21. Karan Shah
Director – Analytics at Swiggy
Shah is an avid practitioner of Data science since its modern beginnings at the start of the 2010s. He has been instrumental in implementing analytical solutions at diverse organisations such as Marico (FMCG), Start TV (Media) and Swiggy (Food Tech.) with an eye for implementing cutting edge tech.
22. Karthik Ragunathan
Director – Data Science at Tiger Analytics
Karthik is a part of the Data Science leadership team at Tiger Analytics, who is responsible for data science and AI solutions with a significant focus on the Retail & Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industries. He brings a strong combination of advanced data science skills and deep domain awareness.
23. Mary Eapen
Associate Manager, Analytics at Absolutdata Research & Analytics Solutions
Mary is an analytics manager with close to 7 years of experience with global clients across Retail, Media, Digital and Fortune 100 FMCG companies. She is responsible for managing her team, solutioning, end to end stakeholder handling and overall delivery.
24. Madhav Kaushik
AVP, Client Solutions and Products at Analyttica Datalab
Madhav is a seasoned data science professional and hands-on leader with 12 years of global experience in analytics and data science, across different industry verticals, with domain expertise in the Banking and Financial Services industry.
25. Manish Bajpai
Manager (Analytics and Insights) at TCS
Manish is currently serving Tata Consultancy Services as Technical Lead in Analytics and Insights division. He has graduated from a public Ivy League university in the USA from Operations Research and has total work experience of 10 years.
26. Prakash Selvakamar
Assistant Vice President at Genpact
A data scientist by profession, at his current job in Genpact, Prakash handles Natural Language Processing challenges and help clients to create AI road map and define data science way forward focusing on unstructured data problems.
27. Pradeepta Mishra
Lead Technical Architect- AI at L&T Infotech
Mishra is the Head of AI-ML and Data Science at LTI, leading a group of machine learning and deep learning experts, computational linguistics and has expertise across core branches of Artificial Intelligence with special focus on Natural language processing, and has filed three patents as an inventor.
28. Prathamesh Prakash Karmalkar
Principal Data Scientist & India Lead – NLP, Text Analytics & AI at Merck Life Sciences
Prathamesh is an amazing professional, who brings all the skills and expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Text Analytics, Deep Learning & Machine Learning. His capability to do design thinking on applying AI & ML to complex business problems is quite impressive.
29. RAJESH DEVASIA
Director of Advanced Analytics at Course5 Intelligence
Rajesh has one and a half decades of diversified work experience in Analytics, Consulting, Market Research and academics with international exposure in America. He also has experience in end to end implementation of projects for global clients in sectors like Industrial manufacturing, Consumer packaged goods, Heavy Equipment, Telecom, BFSI, Ecommerce, Education, Travel, Gems & Jewellery.
30. Ritesh Mohan Srivastava
Associate Director – Data Sciences at Novartis USA
Ritesh is one of the youngest professionals to hold the position of Head of Analytics in India. He has more than a decade of work experience in the area of Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning and served various domains such as Travel, Pharma, BFSI, Retail, Automobile & FMCG.
31. Ravi Kumar Yadav
Solution Architect at Quantiphi Analytics
Ravi is a proud architect of machine solutions which has seen entire North America wide deployment and acceptance. He has built these solutions for CONA Services LLC helping Coca-Cola bottlers save/increase their revenue by millions of dollars and providing users with a superior experience & digital business innovation.
32. Suvadip Chakraborty
Lead Assistant Vice President, Analytics at HSBC
Suvadip comes with more than 11 years of experience in banking analytics and has joined the organization as a campus recruit and since then has moved across different analytics verticals and teams in retail banking, commercial banking, wealth and insurance management. He has been an evangelist of innovation in banking analytics and has been driving the innovation agenda for the organization.
33. Srivatsa Kanchibotla
Senior Partner at TheMathCompany
Srivatsa is the Principal Data Scientist and Senior Partner at TheMathCompany. He currently works on building the next generation of AutoML tools that can develop and deploy ML models at scale. With a view to addressing this distressing gap, his current focus is on building frameworks and tools that allow a Data Scientist to easily build, test, experiment and deploy ML models.
34. Sibanjan Debeeprasad Das
Data Scientist at ServiceNow
Sibanjan Das is a Data Scientist in Servicenow within the Data & Analytics Org. He has close to 10 years of experience, including more than six years of experience as a Data Scientist and three years of experience as a Business systems analyst for Order to Cash and Procure to Pay processes.
35. SHREY SRIVASTAVA
SENIOR MANAGER – DATA SCIENCE at OYO
Shrey is currently working as Senior Manager – Data Science at OYO, building the business in INTERNATIONAL markets. He and his team analytically power OYOs expansion and growth in the US, UK, LATAM, SEA and Japan. His areas of expertise are Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, Business Intelligence and Statistics.
36. Sai Hareesh Anamandra
Senior Data Scientist at Global AI Accelerator at Ericsson Global India
Dr Sai Hareesh is from Hyderabad, and have done PhD in Computer vision and Computational Photography at Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Andhra Pradesh. He has received the prestigious INSPIRE scholarship from Govt of India, to pursue my doctorate.
37. Samarth Bharadwaj
Research Scientist at IBM Research India
Samarth Bharadwaj is a research scientist at IBM Research India since 2014 and leading the natural language understanding research group to develop and deliver a breakthrough deep-learning-based speech and language technologies for IBM’s Watson AI platform with a specific focus on Indian languages.
38. Vibhuti Agrawal
Director – Product Management at Innovaccer Analytics
Dr Agrawal has been associated with Innovaccer, a leading healthcare technology company, since 2017. She is also currently a member of the Editorial Board of Population Health Management Journal covering the interplay of health outcomes, social determinants of health, and the policies and interventions that move our systems from acute care to health care.
39. Vijay Pravin Maharajan
Data Analytics Expert at Siemens Germany
Vijay Pravin Maharajan, who comes from Chennai, is currently living in Munich, Germany since 2013. He is currently working as a Data Analytics Expert with Siemens Germany. He also gave a TEDx talk at TEDx Deggendorf, Germany recently.
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