Bharti Airtel has appointed Dr. Santanu Bhattacharya as its Chief Data Scientist.
In his new role, Santanu will be responsible for leveraging data science capabilities and deep analytics to understand unique customer needs and accordingly develop innovative products and services at Bharti Airtel.
He will report to Harmeen Mehta, Global CIO & Head of Digital at Bharti Airtel, and will be based out of Bangalore.
Santanu has a Ph.D. degree from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, is an MIT Sloan and MIT Media Lab alum and B. Tech from IIT Bombay.
Commenting on the appointment, Harmeen Mehta said, “We are pleased to have Santanu onboard with us as we transform Airtel into a truly digital organization and start using machine learning and artificial Intelligence to solve real business problems.”
Santanu brings with him close to 18 years of rich work experience across organizations such as NASA, Facebook, AOL and Delhivery.