It is the leaders at the helm that drive the success of any organization. Adorned with knowledge, experience and expertise, these leaders add value to an organization taking it to newer heights. Rising through the challenges, motivating fellow mates and expanding working opportunities for many more professionals, these leaders are instrumental in all walks of a successful journey of an organization.
Analytics industry too is driven by some of the extraordinary brains, because of whom we see this industry the way it is today.
AIM celebrates 10 such influential leaders from the analytics/ big data/ data science industry every year that have transformed a great deal of how this industry operates. Bringing various ingredients such as impact factor, leadership, analytics evangelism and much more into consideration, we have sorted out the 10 names that have left an impression substantially this year.
Chief Strategy Officer at Fractal Analytics
Sameer Dhanrajani is a distinguished, well-recognized analytics and data sciences leader and visionary known for his deep knowledge, innovation and topical understanding across all genres of analytics and data sciences space. His consistent penchant to spot global analytics trends and relentlessly curate best of breed strategic analytics consulting, services, solutions frameworks, methodologies have been remarkable. Under his able leadership, Cognizant Analytics & Data Sciences today is recognized as a leading player in the marketplace with exemplary broad based offerings in analytics and data sciences consulting, solutions and platforms serving global clients across multiple industries. With 20 years of progressive and well-rounded professional experience, Sameer has donned various leadership roles in his work tenure. Prior to Cognizant, Sameer was the Country Head for Fidelity National Financial. He has been recipient of “Outstanding Leadership Award “ at India Human Capital Summit and “Exemplary Leader Award” at Asia Pacific HRM Congress.
Sameer is core member of NASSCOM Analytics Special Interest Group, ASSOCHAM Digital Council and is also an advisor to Telangana government in setting up data analytics policy and ecosystem in Hyderabad. He is a regular speaker at global conferences and has been quoted across multiple business publications. He is a well-known contributor in the academic space and is a trusted industry advisor to multiple academic universities and institutes. Sameer is a prolific blogger and influencer; his blog post “Demystifying Digital, Data Analytics and Decision Science “ is a trendsetter. He is the first professional in India to deliver TED talk on analytics.