The Masterclass Series aims at connecting the AI Startup Community with Industry Leaders to learn various topics and navigate through a wide range of critical business decisions. This series looks beyond core AI technologies and touches upon aspects of building a business that are relevant to organizations.

Masterclass Series includes valuable information on the following business-building topics:






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Edge AI A Data Scientist Perspective

Recent progress in the efficacy of AI and the power of Edge computing have unlocked the power of Edge AI. This has opened new opportunities for Edge AI that were previously unimaginable.


AI driving customer experience

Artificial Intelligence is playing an integral role in minimizing the customer service friction and allowing the integration of self-service and personalization.


Explainable AI

As AI gets increasingly adopted in day-to-day and consumer facing operations, the criticality of building confidence and trust within the AI models is also increasing.


AI-ML in Cybersecurity

Attend this Masterclass to gain insights on how AI can strengthen the ability to detect and protect against security threats make a difference and defense across the cloud.


Masterclass on Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property is today an integral part of business strategy across the world. It not only provides business and competitive advantages to businesses, but also enhances […]

Topic : Driving Innovation with Emerging Technologies

December 12, 2020 3.00 PM - 4.00 PM Topic : Driving Innovation with Emerging Technologies

Topic : Crafting your Data Science Brand

September 15, 2020 3.00 PM - 4.00 PM Topic : Crafting your Data Science Brand

Topic : AI Computer Vision Applications in Production

September 15, 2020 3.00 PM - 4.00 PM Topic : AI Computer Vision Applications in Production

Topic :Setting up Data Science Team for Success

July 17, 2020 12.00 PM - 1.00 PM Topic :Setting up Data Science Team for Success

Topic : Career Conversations

April 29, 2020 5.00 PM - 6.00 PM Topic : Career Conversations

Topic : Stages and Timings for Fund Raising

April 23, 2021 4:00 PM - 5.00 PM Topic : Stages and Timings for Fund Raising

Topic : AI for Competitive Advantage and Strategic Differentiation

January 3, 2021 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Topic : AI for Competitive Advantage and Strategic Differentiation

Topic : Leading Teams to Innovate

January 3, 2021 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Topic : Leading Teams to Innovate

Topic : Expanding to Global Markets

January 3, 2021 January 3, 2021 Topic : Expanding to Global Markets

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    Snehanshu Mitra,

    Snehanshu leads the AI initiatives at NASSCOM. He heads the CoE for Data Science & AI – in partnership with Govt of Karnataka and the Telangana AI Mission in partnership with GoTS. He is responsible for creating, nurturing, and scaling up a vibrant AI ecosystem that involves driving AI adoption, accelerating AI startups, leveraging AI for societal good, work with enterprises to co-innovate and promote applied research and AI skilling.

    In his two decade long career, Snehanshu has advised enterprises on driving business transformation and delivering impact through data science & AI. His core experience lies in developing strategy, creating & nurturing world-class capabilities, driving innovation, delivering value proposition to global clients, research and managing P&L.

    Snehanshu has worked with several organizations across the globe – multinationals, GCCs and startups across sectors such as Technology, Telecom, Hospitality, Retail and Banking. Prior to joining NASSCOM, he was part of Vodafone Shared Services, Zyme, Dell Global Analytics and Accenture.

    Madhav Bissa

    Madhav brings more than 20 years of experience in Strategy Consulting, Research & Analysis and Executive Search.  He has advised Fortune 500 and FTSE 500 and leading Indian organizations on the topics of Corporate Strategy, and M&A. He has worked at global organizations like Arthur D. Little, Heidrick & Struggles and Accenture.  He has been a founder of two start-ups wherein he provided business support services to organizations in the areas of strategy, fund raising, recruitment and documentation.

    Madhav is also a visiting faculty at various academic institutions and from time-to-time delivers lectures and workshops on Strategy and Business Analytics.

    Currently Madhav works at NASSCOM’s Centre of Excellence for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence as Program Director.  In this role, he helps organizations adopt Data Science and Artificial Intelligence solutions and assists DS&AI startups to connect with investors.

    Supriya Samuel
    Branding & Marketing Manager – CoE, DATA SCIENCE & AI NASSCOM

    Supriya Samuel has more than 14 years of work experience across many profiles in Sales, Branding, Campaign Management, Digital & Product Marketing, Channel Enablement, Event Management and Account Based Marketing.She holds a Client Centricity and an Agile Explorer Badge from IBM and is also a Certified Digital and Product Marketer from Udemy.

    During her stint with IBM for more than a decade, she has been a part of the ISA (India-South Asia) Inside Sales and worldwide teams to drive Marketing efforts for the Global Alliances, Industry, Product and the Account based Marketing Teams. She played a crucial role in setting up the MDF process for Pan Europe to leverage the SAP Funds to run demand generation activities and created a new digital experience like Oracle Virtual University for the IBM Sales Teams to help them navigate a wide range of enablement materials. She also drove the end-to-end planning of IBM’s Cloud presence at the world’s premier Banking Event- Sibos in 2018 and was instrumental in conceptualizing the VIP Framework for IBM’s Top Integrated accounts in 2019.

    As the Marketing & Branding Manager at NASSCOM – CoE DS&AI, Supriya leads and drives the Integrated communication plan for promotion and dissemination of various NASSCOM’s CoE DS&AI Programs which includes Events, Webinars, Technology workshops and Marketing content to the NASSCOM Teams and the DS&AI ecosystem. At present ,she is spearheading activities such as driving & engaging conversations across various social media handles of CoE DS&AI. She has worked very closely with the Government of Karnataka for the CoE’s participation in Asia’s largest Summit (Bangalore Technology Summit) creating a strong brand presence in the DS&AI ecosystem.

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                Krishna Prabhu,
                TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

                Currently Technical Director at NASSCOM CoE DS & AI, play pivotal role in National initiatives like Open Data Platform, AI HPC Labs, AI – Technical mentoring, help accelerate AI adoption in Industry with initiatives like Innovate to build, Data and AI Policy frameworks

                Over 23 years experience in Leading and delivering Analytics engagements and Solutions across Industries. Played key roles
                Strategizing Analytics Solutions and Leading Advanced Analytics Centre of Excellence. Delivered Advanced Analytics engagements
                in Cognitive, Data Sciences, IoT, Predictive Customer Intelligence (PCI), Predictive Maintenance and Quality (PMQ) across
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                A Senior Data Scientist, AI specialist and practitioner

                Have lead Concept to roll-out of Advanced Analytics solutions for Fortune 500 companies across USA, UK, SE.Asia, Africa

                An alumni of IIM Bangalore specializing in Business Analytics & Intelligence
                Background in Bachelor of Engineering from Bangalore Univ and holds a Diploma in Management & Economics

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                  Sudeep Kumar Das,
                  PROGRAM MANAGER

                  Sudeep with over 17 years of experience in Customer Management, Account Strategy, and Partner Management. Having spent around a decade in technology companies like CISCO & Oracle in business development and customer success roles. Sudeep always had a keen interest in organizational development as a subject and hence took up an Executive PG course on Organisation Development and Change in the famous Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

                  Currently, the go-to person for anything on the AI Startup Ecosystem and driving State level Skilling initiatives for the CoE. Driving key initiatives like the Advance Acceleration Program and Faculty Development Program for the CoE

                  He is a Go-getter and hustler in chief. Sudeep is an avid swimmer and runner; and believes in the learnings from sports in our daily lives.

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                          Raj Shekhar
                          Lead – Responsible AI KTECH COE Data Science & AI NASSCOM

                          Raj is driving NASSCOM’s efforts at defining a roadmap for an extensive roll-out and adoption of responsible AI in India. Before joining NASSCOM, Raj served as Consultant (Data, AI) at International Innovation Corps (IIC) of The University of Chicago, supporting operations of the Open Data Working Group—an initiative by IDFC Institute and IIC to advance India’s open data aspirations, and IIC’s engagement with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India—aimed at building capacity for data and AI innovation through policy and program implementation. Raj also is the Founder & Executive Director at AI Policy Exchange, an Affiliate at The Future Society, and sits on the Founding Editorial Board of Springer Nature’s AI and Ethics Journal.

                          Tarun Kumar
                          Consultant – Evangelist, Data Strategist, Knowledge Asset, NASSCOM

                          Tarun is currently leading the Data Strategy Initiatives for CoE – Data Science & AI at NASSCOM. During his 20+ years of work history, he has led multiple teams with a focus on the application of machine learning and cloud-native across various sectors such as Telecom, Digital and GIS & IT.

                          An avid learner, Tarun is passionate about creating an impact on society, environment, corporates and developer communities with the adoption of emerging technologies. He is a B Tech graduate from IIT Mumbai and holds various other certifications as well.

                          Tarun is currently engaged in key COE initiatives like Telangana AI Mission, Responsible AI (RAI), MLOps and AI Pathshala.