Naveen Xavier is a veteran from the Indian Army with over two decades of experience in IT & Telecom across diverse military assignments. He has a deep knowledge of operationalizing networks and has worked on key nationwide initiatives.
As part of the core team at NATGRID in the Home Ministry, he contributed significantly in architecting the big data analytics solution that provides predictive analytics for counter terrorism by interconnecting national databases.
After seeking retirement from the Armed Forces, Naveen Xavier pursued his passion for artificial intelligence & machine learning and became an entrepreneur. He co-founded DataVal Analytics Inc, a big data analytics company which successfully provided data science solutions to its customers across the globe in the Pharmaceuticals, Energy, e-Commerce, Defence & Agriculture sectors. The company has the unique distinction of cracking the Facebook AI Challenge in Natural Language Understanding.
Currently, he Heads the Analytics and Data Products at the Aditya Birla Group where he is responsible for creating AI/ML products to enhance customer experience, improve process efficiency and reduce cost. He has a keen interest in applying AI techniques in the cognitive domain. He also evangelizes and drives adoption of AI/ML technologies across the enterprise.