Shankar currently leads the ZS’s Advanced Data Science group in India. The group focuses on innovating and delivering impact for our clients by solving complex problems by leveraging the latest ML algorithms, AI platforms and diverse data. Shankar is launching ZS’s newest office in Bangalore (Q4 2018) where the focus is to grow our talent and capabilities in advanced analytics and technology. Prior to his current role, he was the office managing principal of ZS Pune and led the pan-India business consulting group.
During his stint of over 18 years at ZS, he has advised many global life science companies to enhance their customer effectiveness using data-driven approaches — increasing access to novel treatments, optimizing the core experience, improving retention and realizing better health outcomes.
Shankar has an inter-disciplinary Ph.D. from Purdue University (AI and OR applied to complex engineering problems) and a B.Tech from IIT Madras. He was recognized as a top 10 Data Scientist in India by the Analytics India Magazine in 2017.