Service Area Leader-Artificial Intelligence and Analytics, IBM, Bangalore
Mandar currently leads the Artificial Intelligence Delivery practice at IBM. He has extensive experience with applying cognitive computing to the finance, retail, industry automation, and automobiles verticals. He has previously been a member of the founding team at DataWeave, a retail analytics startup, where he served as the Head of Engineering. He has also worked with Siemens Research and with another startup called Medlife.com, where he worked extensively on big data architectures. He has a PhD in the area of text mining. He also has extensive experience working on problems at the intersection of multi-agent systems and social network analysis. He is passionate about education, and has previously served as a lecturer at IIIT-B and as visiting faculty at the International School of Information Management, Mysore. He has several publications and patent applications to his credit. He also serves on the technical committees of various conferences and journals in the area of data science and engineering.