Dr. Pushker Ravindra leads the Data Analytics team at Bayer, Bangalore. His team is
responsible for providing analytics solutions to some of the challenging problems in agriculture.
He also leads Data Fluency, an internal skill development program, and promotes external
talent development via data science trainings to students in various colleges.
Before joining Bayer, Dr. Pushker led development of next-generation sequencing data products
at Genome Life Sciences, Chennai. Prior to that, he worked as a Research Fellow at Institute of
Genomics, Delhi, where he developed CSIR’s first Bioinformatics product. Later, he was
awarded European Commission fellowship to carry out research work at University of Miguel
Hernández, Alicante, Spain for three years. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles
in international genomic data science journals and co-authored two book chapters.
Dr. Pushker holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of
Technology – Kanpur, with a PhD in Bioinformatics from University College Dublin – Ireland, and
an Executive General Management from Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore.