Dr. Ankur Narang has 25 years of experience in Senior Technology Leadership positions across MNCs including IBM Research India and Sun Research Labs (Oracle), CA, USA. He was one amongst Top-10 Data Scientists in India in 2017 (Analytics India Mag) in recognition of solid scientific and industry contributions to field of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. In 2018, he was given the Top 50 Analytics Award at MachineCon conference in recognition of exemplary leadership and contributions to ML/AI (Analytics India Magazine). He was also conferred Top 100 Innovative CIO Award in 2019, for distinguished leadership in Innovative Technologies based Digital Transformation (CIO Axis). In 2002, he was awarded Sun Microsystem’s prestigious “Innovation Leadership Award” for significant contributions to the Phaser Hardware Acceleration Project.
He holds B.Tech. & Ph.D. from IIT Delhi in CS&E and has 40+ publications in top international Computer Science & Machine Learning conferences and journals, along with 15 granted US patents. He has held multiple Industrial Track and Workshop Chair positions, and has given invited talks in multiple international conferences. His areas of interest and expertise include: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Big Data Analytics, High Performance Computing, Distributed Systems, Parallelyzing Compilers and IT for Healthcare & Oil & Gas. As Vice President – AI and Data Technologies, at Hike, he leads state-of-the-art research and development projects on NLP, Chatbots, Computer Vision, Speech Recognition and related AI/ML areas.