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(Weekly Roundup) Top AI & Data Science Executive Appointments In India

(Weekly Roundup) Top AI & Data Science Executive Appointments In India

AIMResearch has released a detailed report on ‘State Of Data Science In Domestic Indian Firms – 2021,’ throwing light on how organisations leverage their analytics investments to achieve tangible results.

Highlights of the report: 

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  • Analytics adoption among the largest firms in India stands at 74.5 percent
  • e-commerce and private sector banks saw the highest analytics adoption at 100 percent 
  • 43.4 percent of analytics functions of the top Indian firms are based out of Mumbai, followed by Delhi at 24.3% 
  • 32.3 percent of analytics functions in India work to support the sales and marketing teams 

As per Coursera’s latest global skills report, India ranked 67th in data skills, with 38 percent proficiency. In Asia, India ranks 16th, ahead of Thailand and the Philippines, but below Singapore and Japan. 

Raghav Gupta, managing director of India and APAC at Coursera, said the pace of skills transformation is slower than the pace of digital transformation in the country. “Learners must invest in both technical and soft skills to prepare for jobs of the future,” he added. 

Here, we have listed the major leadership appointments across data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence roles.

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Tredence appoints Harish Gudi 

Data science and AI engineering company Tredence appointed Harish Gudi as its new chief operating officer. He will drive the analytics-led business transformation for its customers.

Gudi has over 25 years of experience and has served in leadership roles across client relationships, large scale delivery, analytics and management consulting. Before joining Tredence, he was the partner and India head at Infosys Consulting. Besides this, he has worked with companies like Mu Sigma, HPCL and Lupin Labs. 

Larsen & Toubro Infotech appoints Jitendra Chakravarthy Putcha

Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI) has appointed Jitendra Chakravarthy Putcha as EVP and global head of data, analytics and AI. Putcha will head the data, analytics and AI teams in India. 

Prior to this, Putcha was the Hyderabad centre head at Cognizant. He has worked with companies like Wipro, DSQ Software etc. He is also a guest speaker at various forums on programme management, AI, data science, BigData and analytics. 

Pernod Ricord appoints Ruchi Bubber 

A global producer of wine and spirits, Pernod Ricord recently appointed Ruchi Bubber as head of analytics, sales and revenue growth. At Pernod Ricord, she is responsible for setting up and transforming the sales analytics practice for the company. 

Bubber has diverse experience in financial services, AlcoBev, FMCG and media. Before joining Pernod Ricord, she was the director of analytics and reporting at American Express and general manager and head of analytics at The Coca-Cola Company. Besides this, she has worked with companies like SmartAnalyst and Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. (Times Group). 

Protiviti appoints Ronik Bahl

A global consulting firm Protiviti recently appointed Ronik Bahl as director of data analytics. Bahl has over 23 years of experience in information technology, spanning programme management, solution architecture, business process re-engineering, consulting and others. 

Before joining Protiviti, Bahl was a senior manager at EY, leading the delivery of large Hyperion financial management engagements, robotic process automation (RPA) practises and more. He has worked with companies like Wipro, Genpact, Polaris Software Labs etc. 

Cohesity appoints Aditya Kumar 

Data management startup Cohesity recently appointed Aditya Kumar as the director of engineering. Before joining Cohesity, Kumar has served as an engineering manager at Linkedin. He has more than two decades of experience working with companies like Rocket Fuel, Microsoft, Ensim etc. 

Revolut hires Paroma Chatterjee

Global financial super app Revolut appointed Paroma Chatterjee as CEO of the company. Chatterjee has over 18 years of experience across financial services, telecom and e-commerce. Before joining Revolut, she was the CEO of fintech startup Lendingkart and the online travel company She has also worked with Flipkart, Bharti Airtel, Kotak Mahindra Bank and ICICI Bank. 

Motherson Group appoints Natasha Mathur 

Auto component maker Motherson Group recently appointed Natasha Mathur as global head of cost excellence and business analytics. Before this, she was a senior manager at the company’s healthcare IT services division. She joined the company in June last year. She has worked with companies like Avalon Consulting and Amazon India (seller services). 

Supr Daily appoints Jairaj Mv 

Grocery delivery startup Supr Daily recently appointed Jairaj Mv as general manager of analytics and data science. Prior to this, Mv was general manager of analytics and data science at Inductis and has worked with American Express, HCL Technologies etc. 

YES Bank appoints Amulya Malla 

YES Bank appointed Amulya Malla as VP – DevOps, Bigdata and analytics. Before joining YES Bank, he was lead DevOps engineer at OpsTree Solutions. In addition, he has worked with companies like Home Credit India and VENKY’S. 

HCL Technologies appoints Subramanian Kubendran 

HCL Technologies appointed Subramanian Kubendran as senior director of digital and analytics. Kubendran has over two decades of experience working in senior leadership roles with companies like Cognizant, Mahindra Satyam, Infosys, and ISRO. 

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