40 Under 40 in 2022 List

Abhi Sabarathinam is Senior Director of Product Management at Ribbon Health. He previously served as the Head of Integration Engineering at Flatiron Health, overseeing technical integrations and the interoperability data platform. Previously, he was a technical project manager at Epic Systems. Sabarathinam received his Master of Science in Engineering Management from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and his Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, from Anna University in Chennai, India. Sabarathinam's specialties include product management, EMR/EHR implementation, and data integration, program management, business operations, PMO consulting, and Six Sigma.

Alexander Thamm is the Founder and CEO of the data science and AI consultancy of the same name. The Munich-based company was founded in 2012. Today, with the vast experience from over 1,000 data and AI projects, Alexander Thamm is a leader in the development and implementation of data-driven innovations and business models. The company's service portfolio covers the entire data journey, from data strategy and the development of algorithms and the construction of IT architectures to maintenance and operation. 

Anand Shenoy is a renowned for the breadth and depth of his experience in enterprise data and analytics, digital innovation strategy and execution, and critical projects and program delivery. His leadership experience includes working at global corporations as well as "Big 4" consulting firms, including Deloitte and EY. He has served leading Fortune 500 companies in multiple industries, solving their data, analytics, and digital transformation challenges.

Andrea De Mauro has more than 15 years of international experience managing Data Analytics and Data Science organizations and leading the development of digital fluency across industries. He is currently Head of Business Intelligence at Vodafone Italy, previously serving as Director of Business Analytics at Procter & Gamble. He holds a Ph.D. from Rome Tor Vergata University and a Master of Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He teaches applied machine learning at the International University in Geneva, Switzerland, and at the University of Florence, Italy. He is the author of popular science books on data, including his latest, "Data Analytics Made Easy" (2021), and several research papers investigating the impact of AI on companies and people.

Aparna Dhinakaran is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Arize AI, a pioneer and early leader in machine learning observability. A frequent speaker at top conferences and a renowned thought leader, Dhinakaran was an ML engineer and leader at Uber, Apple, and TubeMogul (acquired by Adobe) before joining Arize AI. During her time at Uber, she built several core ML infrastructure platforms, including Michealangelo. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Berkeley's Electrical Engineering and Computer Science program, where she published research with Berkeley's AI Research group.

Arungalai Anbarasu is the Chief Technology & Strategy Officer at Waygate Technologies, driving strategy and innovation. In addition to pushing the technology and business models' boundaries on inspection solutions, Anbarasu and her team are focused on Waygate's digital transformation, spearheading the company's evolution into a digital inspection solutions provider. Anbarasu formerly served as the executive general manager for the industrial X-ray and CT solutions business at Waygate. She is a renowned influential thought leader, passionate about encouraging and supporting Women in STEM fields.

Ashish Kumar, Principal Data Scientest, teX.ai, is a data science and machine learning professional with 8.5-plus years of experience. He enjoys working on challenging and intellectually stimulating business problems, solving them through data science. Business domains include Manufacturing, FinTech, EdTech, Transportation & Logistics, Healthcare, Pharma, Retail, E-Commerce, Big Data Security and Urban Mobility.

Ayush Bhatia is a Senior Advisory Consultant in Business Intelligence and Analytics at Avaaps' Columbus headquarters, helping build their Fraud, Waste and Abuse Analytics Product Offering. Before joining Avaap, he served as an insights analyst in Consumer Analytics at Express, owning customer data and serving as an internal consultant for various business functions. Prior to Express, Bhatia served as a consultant at Radial while working toward his master's in Supply Chain Management and Analytics at University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

Bettina Goerner is Chief Data Officer at Centogene, a biodata company in rare and neurodegenerative diseases. She is responsible for data management, governance and partnerships around Centogene’s Biodatabank with multi-omics, clinical data and biomaterial. Goerner has built data and software partnerships before, most recently as Managing Director Data Products at Springer Nature. She works with companies at the intersection of data, software, and R&D in non-executive and advisory board roles. Goerner received her life sciences education at the Max Planck Society and Harvard Institute of Medicine, and her business training at McKinsey and INSEAD.

Callie King, Action Officer, AI and Data, Artificial Intelligence and Strategic Communications, Department of the U.S. Air Force, is recognized by colleagues as a quick learner with excellent organizational skills. Her competence, work ethic, attention to detail, and pride in her work further enhances her expertise in leading teams and clients. Previously a project manager for Altamira Technologies Corp. in Washington, D.C., and for CACI International, Inc., in North Charleston, South Carolina. King earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication, Professional Writing, from the University of Oklahoma where she minored in international studies.

Devshree Golecha, who began her career journey as door-to-door sales person in India, is now Vice President of Data, TDECU, one of the largest credit unions in the U.S. CDO Magazine named Golecha as one of the Leading Academic Data Leaders in 2022 and one of the Global Data Power Women 2021. A seasoned technology leader with 15 years of experience leading enterprise- wide analytics, automation, and optimization projects, Golecha also currently serves as an adjunct professor of quality improvement and statistics at the University of Houston.

Disha Mishra, Analytics Engineer - Machine Learning, Aureus Analytics, is a passionate and motivated data science researcher and machine learning engineer with over five years' experience in building predictive models, performing descriptive analysis, and prescribing deployment strategies as a consultant. He describes himslef as ambitious, driven and soeone who thrives on challenge. Mishra believes in achieving a balanced research oriented and solution-driven problem solving methodology he calls "optimised solution and goal trade-off." And he can code.

Emi Sambada, AVP and Advanced Analytics Leader, at Nationwide Financial, is skilled in creating effortless, personal, and reassuring solutions based on cutting-edge technology powered by analytics. With 15 years of leadership experience working at the intersection of operations, finance, and technology, Sambada has a unique perspective that draws upon both operating and strategic roles. He's an analytical thinker and a quick learner, with a high tolerance for ambiguous, rapidly evolving situations.

Fredy Diaz, Director of Analytics, U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, has over 18 years of experience in federal government operations. His expertise envelops data analytics, continuous process improvement initiatives, customer relationship management, and integrating best-in-class business practices and technology.

Gaurav Shekhar, Assistant Professor/Program Director, University of Texas at Dallas, is committed to ensuring his students' success. He leads one of the largest business analytics programs in the world, teaching courses related to business intelligence, digital consulting and robotic process automation. His research revolves around AI/ML, IT project management and use of technology in traditional domains. Shekhar is an experienced IT professional, skilled in program management, business Iitelligence, business analysis, project management and risk management, with knowledge in telecommunications and water utility domains.

Hemanth Prabakaran has over 17 years of expertise in the banking sector in data analytics, enterprise data strategy, architecture, artificial intelligence, and data science. He assists banks in staying ahead of the curve in an ever-changing digital landscape. Prabakaran, a frequent public speaker and data specialist, has inspired many young people in the data analytics area through various conferences and forums. Within Standard Chartered Bank, he is now leading disruptive data developments such as COOL – Digital & Data Platform, Conversational AI, Enterprise Knowledge Graph, and Analytics Workbench (Data Science center).

Josh Martin, Chief Data Officer for the State of Indiana and Director of the Indiana Management Performance Hub, leads a dedicated team of problem solvers that provide analytics solutions tailored to address complex management and policy questions resulting in improved outcomes for the citizens of Indiana. Martin, a graduate of Purdue University, earned a B.A. in Political Science and Law and Society, and received his Master of Public Affairs from the Indiana University Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He also has significant experience in international affairs and public safety.

As a trusted leader and practitioner, Justin Nguyen has successfully commercialized data products and projects that have increased revenue, reduced costs, and lead to greater operational efficiencies. Nguyen completed undergraduate and graduate studies in engineering and computer science at Georgia Tech and Stanford University, and he has more than a decade of experience supporting companies in industries including energy, hospitality, retail, and software development. He has presented at and contributed to InformationWeek, AnacondaCON, PyData, InterOp, and Dallas News. Nguyen has also published multiple peer-reviewed research papers. He leads and manages over 100 data technologists around the globe, multi-PB data ecosystems, and million-dollar annual budgets.

Katie Schafer, Head of Analytics and Data Science, Beam Dental, is adept in translating complex technical and statistical content into clear, concise recommendations and cohesive strategies that resonate with business leaders and executives. Known for her strong C-suite and executive stakeholder management skills, Schafer excels in driving long-term data science strategy, offerings and vision to ensure strategic growth. She is an avid public speaker, delivering numerous technical and strategic talks at lage community events and international conferences. She also has advanced statistics and programming expertise across a variety of languages, and is an RStudio Certified Todyverse Instructor and a satRday Columbus 2020 organizer.

Kazuki Ohta is Treasure Data's Co-Founder and CEO, and formerly CTO. He is also the founder of the Japanese Hadoop User Group, the world’s largest such group. Ohta is an acknowledged expert on distributed and parallel computing, combining his technlogical and Hadoop knowledge with the conviction that the service model is the only way to bring big data analytics to the mass market. Ohta received both his bachelor of science and master degrees in computer science from The University of Tokyo.

As Vice President, Data Science, at Preston Ventures, it is Khurram Tehseen's goal to find innovative insghts for clients through unique datasets and algorithims. His specialties are machine learning, statistical data analysis, development in Python/R, pricing, valuation underwriting and risk management. Tehseen is a seasoned leader who effectively balances technical and communication skills, driving analytics projects from ideation to production.

Mayank Kerjiwal, Research Team Leader and Research Assistant Professor, University of Southern Caifornia, is passionate about giving back to the community, and regularly commits to outreach, mentorship, public speaking, and professional service. He currently serves as reviewer, program committee member, guest editor and co-chair of several conferences, symposia and journals in AI and computational social science. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed publications regarding various diverse topics, such as semantic web, data mining, machine learning, AI for social good, science & diplomacy, computational social science, and engineering applications of AI. His research is currently supported by two AI projects funded by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Mayur Rustagi, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Sigmoid, is a renowned leader in data engineering, big data, and analytics. He has worked with some of the largest data producers in the world, enabling enterprises to be digitally transformed and building modern data architectures that deliver millions of dollars in business value. Under his leadership, Sigmoid’s business has grown by 10x, and team size has quadrupled in the last four years. An avid open-source enthusiast since his IIT days, Mayur regularly contributes to the Apache and cloud ecosystems, such as the first deployment of Spark on GCP, Pig on Spark, and others. As a thought leader, he is a frequent guest speaker at technical conferences and has also been mentoring hundreds of budding data engineers across technologies.

Meera Butler, Director of Data Science and Analytics, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, is an innovative, results-oriented professional with a passion for driving data transformation and establishing, leading, and empowering teams to implement cutting-edge data science and analytics. Skilled at driving data strategy to support revenue-generating opportunities and executing projects to achieve these visions, Butler has created and led data teams in a diverse range of environments and organizations. With her leadership, these teams have become critical functions with vocal support from top leadership, ultimately implementing work that drives business value and delivers transformative results.

Muthumari S, Global Head of Data Science, Brillio, is a seasoned analytics professional with a decade of experience designing and implementing AI/Machine Learnin solutions for various Fortune 500 customers and supporting their programs to achieve therir respective business OKRs. Her skills and expertise have resulted in better decision making for sales and marketing functions across many industries, including eCommerce, Media, Manufacturing, Logistics, and High Tech. She has served as an active speaker in Women in Data Science at Standford University, and she is the founder of the Women in Data forum that connects C-suite women leaders.

Nego Jovanovich, Solution Architect, Data Analytics, at Avaap in Columbus, Ohio, is a full-time analytics consultant with experience in the academic, government, healthcare, and retail sectors. Jovanovich is also a part-time analytics/strategy lecturer at John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University in Columbus, and at LaGuardia Community College in Queens, New York. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Information Systemsfrom Boston University, and he studied marketing and economics at The Ohio State University.

Nisha Garialla, Director at Good Grid, a community platform for requesting and delivering social services, is passionate about creating and building empathy-based, scalable, and practical solutions. She received her B.S. and M.S. in computer science, with a concentration in human-computer interaction, from Stanford University. She also has a background in design thinking, social impact design, and cross-cultural design from Stanford d.school. Additionally, she interned at the LinkedIn HQ in Silicon Valley as a software developer Intern on the Revenue Team. After graduation, she moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, to begin working on with Good Grid.

Owoyemi Abdulwahab, Senior Manager, Master Data Governance, Softchoice, established the data quality management system and processes, and currently leads the evolution of data management capabilities at the company. Passionate about business enablement through data, Abdulwahab has driven business data stewardship and led data governance implementations in multiple industries, including automotive, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and higher education.

Philip A. Black is the Founder and CEO of DataQG, a global community-driven resource platform, fostering key connections and collaboration within the data governance industry. For more than 10 years at various enterprises, Black has built a deep knowledge of the data governance market, business drivers, and industry use cases. Black launched DataQG in 2021 with a simple goal in mind: help bridge organizations, industry leaders, and practitioners with dynamic cutting-edge resources, world-class talent, and partnerships on a centralized interactive platform.

Rahul Singh co-founded Sigmoid in 2013 to enable companies to use data and artificial intelligence to solve complex business problems. An alumnus of IIT Kharagpur, Singh has been instrumental in driving 10X business revenue in the past four years, making Sigmoid one of the fastest-growing technology companies in North America. With his deep expertise in advanced analytics, he has enabled F500 companies with near real-time insights, delivering business value amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars. Under his guidance, Sigmoid’s data science practice has built 20+ analytical assets to deliver faster time to insights. He is amongst the Top 50 Most Influential AI Leaders in India for 2021.

Riddhiman Das, Co-Founder and CEO of TripleBlind, has spent most of his career in leadership and technical roles in software and product development in startups, academia, and consulting across a variety of industries. TripleBlind’s patented breakthroughs in advanced mathematics, cryptography, and AI arm organizations with the ability to share, leverage and monetize regulated data, including PII and PHI, and mission-critical enterprise data, such as tax returns and banking transactions. A lifelong entrepreneur and innovator, Das holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in computer science and electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

Ronak Shah, Head of Data at Apna, a professional networking and jobs platform that helps blue- and gray-collar workers find communities and land jobs, is the company's first data leader, and he is fully focused on creating data strategies for the platform. He is leading Apna’s data science and engineering teams to build a data-powered platform that will help Apna’s user base fulfill their aspirations. An alumnus of the University of Southern California, Shah has more than a decade of experience, and specializes in data strategy, business and technical leadership, product management, data products, data platforms, data engineering, data science, machine learning, business intelligence, data governance, data security, data visualization, and data enablement.

As CEO of phData, Ryan Bosshart's mission is to help more organizations win with data. The company guides the world's largest brands in cloud data platforms, data engineering, and machine learning initiatives. Bosshart strives to live phData's core values and to demonstrate ownership and integrity. Prior to his CEO role, he was phData's vice president. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Sergio Gago Huerta leads the Media Solutions operating unit for Moody’s Analytics, which features the NewsEdge suite of real-time, news-based solutions. He is leading advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning, applying these developments to news and other media content for companies seeking timely, highly relevant information to fuel decision making as news breaks. Sergio brings over two decades of executive management experience leading highly technical organizations to drive digital transformation. He holds an MBA and Quantum Computing graduate degrees.

Steven Davis, VP of Engineering, Innodata, has significant experience designing and developing complex, distributed, big data processing and analytics systems, including cloud ETL architectures and web applications for enterprise search, collaboration, and analysis. As a founder of multiple software startups, Davis has also designed and implemented corporate organizational structures, personnel management procedures, and leadership best practices.

Tarun Mohan Lal, Vice President of Analytics and Solutions at Atrium Health Navicent, is an experienced healthcare leader within engineering, analytics, and healthcare administration. He passion for digitization and innovation in healthcare, Lal was appointed assistant professor of healthcare systems engineering and assistant professor of healthcare administration by Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Known for his academic and research contributions. Lal has led several large transformative initiatives toward value-based care delivery. He was recently appointed as president of the Society for Health Systems, and serves on the boards of several other healthcare-based nonprofits.

Tobias Malbrecht, Vice President of Product at RapidMiner, a visual workflow design company, is an expert in building analytics products. He has more than a dozen years' experience in data science and realizing data transformation through data analytics. Responsible for RapidMiner’s product vision, product strategy and roadmap, Malbrecht leads the company's product management, UX/UI design, analytics, education and documentation teams. His misson? To reinvent enterprise artifical intelligence, enabling anyone to positively shape the future.

Vincenzo Marchica, RPA & AI Expert/Chief Evangelist, Vincix Group, is an early adopter and innovator in the RPA inudstry. He is an experienced professional with a decade of experience and a cler focus on solving business problems with technology. Marchica invests his time in researching new solutions and new technologies that can help and speed up business innovation processes.

Vukosi Sambo is an experienced executive and renowned key note speaker with extensive experience in healthcare, financial services, FMCG, and market research. An expert specialist in data science, AI & ML, digital strategies, cloud computing & security, risk management, business architecture, and operations management, Sambo currently serves as the GM & Executive- Head of Data Solutions & Insights at Medscheme (Afrocentric Group), a leading South African health insurer with 3.77 million lives under administration. He is also an international conference and keynote speaker, and a contributing writer on data analytics and technology leadership forums.

Wendy Batchelder, SVP of Global Data Governance & CDO of Trust at SalesForce, is experienced in rapidly transforming and scaling businesses through the implementation of solutions impacting top line growth, operational efficiency, and cost savings. An expert in leveraging robotic process automation, AI/ML, and data-driven solutions, Batchelder demonstrates excellence in tackling business problems with technical solutions, excelling at developing diverse and agile team members into leaders to maximize potential and growth. She is frequently asked to share her insights on how to enable companies to make the right decisions with the right data at the right time.