Akira is a renowned data scientist in Japan who led the growth of DataRobot Japan as CEO until June 2021. His background in entrepreneurship (Shiroyagi Corporation), strategy consulting (BCG), experimental particle physicist (LHC, CERN) gives him a unique edge to develop business potential of AI and data technologies. He has worked with over a hundred companies in deploying advanced analytics and digital transformation projects. His active podcast and blog can be found through the links.
Dr. Shailesh Kumar is currently the Chief Data Scientist at the Centre of Excellence in AI/ML, Reliance Jio. Prior to this he worked as a Distinguished Scientist at Ola cabs, Chief Scientist and Co-founder of Third Leap, an EdTech startup, Researcher in the Google Brain team, Sr. Scientist at Yahoo! Labs, and Principal Scientist at Fair Isaac Research.
Dr. Kumar has 18 years of experience in building AI solutions in a variety of domains including Web, Retail, Finance, Remote Sensing, Fleet Management, Computer Vision, Knowledge Graph, and Conversational computing. He has published over 20 international papers and book chapters and holds more than 20 patents in AI/ML. He was recognized as one of the top 10 data scientists in India in 2015 by Analytics India Magazine. Dr. Kumar holds a Masters and Ph.D. in AI from UT-Austin and B.Tech. in Computer Science from IIT-Varanasi.
Ian Hansel is a Director of Verge Labs, a company empowering businesses through Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Verge Labs bridges the gap between business and cutting-edge research applications. Ian has lead data teams in corporates and believes in taking away the complexity of machine learning to show people how to use amazing technology on their own.
Dipanjan (DJ) Sarkar is a data science consultant and published author, and was recognized as a Google Developer Expert in Machine Learning by Google in 2019. He currently works as a lead data science consultant at Schaffhausen Institute of Technology Academy, Zurich. Dipanjan has led advanced analytics initiatives working with Fortune 500 companies like Intel, Applied Materials, Red Hat / IBM. He works on leveraging data science, machine learning and deep learning to build large- scale intelligent systems. Dipanjan also works as an independent consultant, mentor and AI advisor in his spare time collaborating with multiple universities, organizations and startups across the globe. His passion includes solving challenging data problems as well as educating and helping people upskill in all things data. Dipanjan has also been recognized as one of the top ten Data Scientists in India in 2020, 40 under 40 Data Scientists, 2021 and Top 50 AI Thought Leaders by Global AI Hub, Switzerland. In his spare time he loves reading, gaming, watching interesting documentaries, football. He is also a strong supporter of open-source and publishes his code and analyses from his books, articles and experience on GitHub at https://github.com/dipanjanS and LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/dipanzan
Juan Kanggrawan is the current Head of Data Analytics at Jakarta Smart City. His key role is to fully utilize data to formulate public policy and to improve the quality of public services. Juan is currently working on several city-scale strategic analytics initiatives. He is actively analyzing complex, diverse and exciting urban data on a daily basis: citizen complaint/aspiration, transportation/mobility, health (COVID-19), CCTV, Open Data, weather-flood-river bank, subsidy utilization, food commodities price elasticity, etc. He is also developing and aligning a strategic partnership framework between Jakarta Smart City with other government agencies, business enterprises, research agencies, and universities.
Aditya is a tech enthusiast with more than 7 years of experience across various technologies in data science, machine learning, deep learning and computer vision. He has completed his Masters in Data Science from the National University of Singapore. He has worked across various domains including automotive, banking, retail among others consulting various clients around the globe. He is a true believer of ‘You got to see it work to know it works’ and sets goals towards achieving the same in any of the endeavours he undertakes. Being highly inclined towards technology, he founded Xaltius Pte. Ltd in Singapore which has a major focus on building solutions in Data Science and AI and educating students and professionals in the same areas. He also founded Code for India which specializes in delivering top notch skills in Data Science and AI as required in the industry today. Apart from work, he loves to engage with kids and get involved in social work.
Sunny is a seasoned professional data scientist, with over 15 years of relevant experience, and successful completion of significant company-onsite projects for many respected companies in South Korea and the US. Significant experience and dynamic practitioner in various domains, including NLP project lead, credit risk modeling, financial distress modeling, customer marketing prediction, and ML service provider consultation. She is passionate about creating and building AI solutions applying a variety of NLP technologies including sentiment analysis, conversational computing, topic modeling, etc. to support AI real-world usages for SME businesses. She is currently putting her efforts into her own AI start-up company – ReviewMind Inc. In 2020, her company was identified as an excellent start-up case by Korea Women in Science and Technology Support Center. Sunny and her team also won the best award in the 2021 Start-up Demo Day from the Korea Institute of Startup & Entrepreneurship Development. Sunny holds both a Masters in Data Science (Information Systems) and an MBA from the US and South Korea respectively.
Dr. Lau Cher Han is a chief data scientist and keynote speaker in data science and A.I for major companies, organisations, and government agencies across Australia, Malaysia, Taiwan and other ASEAN countries.
He has trained and advised many of the organisations including Intel, Standard Chartered, and IBM. He is also keynote speaker in data science conferences for Microsoft, Facebook and Google. As the CEO of LEAD, Dr. Lau’s current focus is on helping clients to grow their data science teams and to gain insights by combining structured and unstructured data. He helps the clients on implementing data analytics and big data strategies, and preparing for the future big data economy.
Jeet is an experienced Data Science professional carrying 7+years of applied Industrial experience in Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Computer Vision & Natural Language Processing across multiple domains. He is right now working as Manager – Data Science in Analytics & Innovation (Ai) team at United Airlines, one of the major American airlines to solve Aviation analytics problems. Within his ~4 years at United he has worked on designing and architecting Computer Vision & NLP powered capabilities to save thousands of repetitive man hours & Millions of dollars in savings. In past he has worked with Tata Consultancy Services in its Analytics and insights(A&I) unit to build analytics capabilities across multiple domains. He follows various MOOCs and research communities, and his curiosity keeps pushing him to learn and explore more. A firm believer in giving back to the community and gives webinars/career coaching and 1-1 mentorship sessions on his journey to data science, the latest trends in the industry, and general advice to beginners and aspirants to help propel their journey into data science.
Jonathan is on a mission to help businesses generate value through data. As a Senior Data Engineer at Cuusoo (Mantel Group), he empowers organisations with the technology, skills and processes to unleash insights from big data. Outside of his nine-to-five, Jonathan trains and upskills the next generation of data professionals as the Instructor of the Data and Analytics Bootcamp at The University of Western Australia.
Ravi Ranjan is a full-stack Data Scientist working as Manager Data Science at Publicis Sapient. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering with a proficiency course in Reinforcement Learning from IISc Bangalore. He has professional experience of 8+ years in AI and ML at scale with expertise in building enterprise data solutions and ML Engineering. He is part of the Centre of Excellence and is responsible for building ML products from inception to production. He has worked on multiple engagements with clients mainly from the Automobile, Banking, Retail, and Insurance industries. He is a Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect, blogger, speaker, and mentor.
Vaishali is a lead data scientist at Indium Software, a leading digital engineering company. She has 7 years of experience in predictive modeling and data analysis. She designs and develops enterprise-grade solutions based on Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Natural Language Processing for real-world use cases. As a technology evangelist, Vaishali also coaches aspiring professionals on data science and machine learning at Simplilearn, the world’s leading training boot camp. Vaishali holds a professional postgraduate degree in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. She loves cracking Machine Learning Hackathons and has been a winner in many such events.
Sushant has a bachelor’s in Materials Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He has extensive work experience in Reinforcement Learning, Computer Vision with AR technologies and created end-to-end pipelines and data products from conceptualisation to deployment phase for various engagements. He is currently working as a Senior Data Scientist at Publicis Sapient.