Speaker "Anand Rao" Details

Name :
Anand Rao
Company :
Pwc
Title :
Partner
Profile :
I am a Partner in PwC Advisory, with over 29 years of experience in industry. I lead our Artificial Intelligence efforts globally and am the Innovation Lead for US Analytics. I am responsible for a team of practitioners who work with C-level executives, advising them on a range of topics including global growth strategies, marketing, sales, distribution and digital strategies, behavioral economics and customer experience, risk management and statistical and computational analytics. My experience spans primarily financial services, insurance, telecommunications, and healthcare. I have lived and worked at clients in Asia, Australia, Europe and Americas. I am responsible for research and commercial relationships with academic institutions and start-ups focused on new and innovative big data and analytic techniques. With my PhD and research career in Artificial Intelligence and subsequent experience in management consulting I bring a unique combination of business domain experience, statistical, and computational analytics expertise to generate unique insights into the theory and practice of ‘data science’. Prior to my strategic consulting career I have led and managed innovative artificial-intelligence based approaches for air-combat modeling, air-traffic management, customer service decision support, and telecommunications network management. I have also taught and supervised doctoral students at the University of Melbourne and served as the Program Director of the Center for Intelligent Decision Systems.. I have co-edited four books, published over fifty peer-reviewed papers in conferences and journals. I frequently speak at technology and business forums on analytics, AI, behavioral economics, and innovation.. Served on the Organizing and Program Committees of International Journals, Conferences, and Workshops. Currently a Board Member of RIIA.
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