Data Science Summit 2022 features an exciting line-up of speakers from academia and industry discussing the latest data science-related research in the domains of retail and supply chain analytics and fintech. Participants will get an opportunity to learn how leading-edge companies are leveraging data science for success and get an opportunity to engage & connect with potential mentors and collaborators in the field.

Retail marketers and analytics professionals across the globe face a unique set of daily challenges. The way we shop is transforming faster than ever before. Retailers and brands are responding by providing new omnichannel experiences, personalizing product offerings, and investing in more sustainable practices. Most of the companies quickly tweaked their supply chain processes to be quicker, and more agile and create a safer environment for the end consumers. Focus on digitizing of processes also gained pace, to cater to the customer more efficiently and in a timely manner.

The widespread digital acceleration and transformation across industries have increased the inter-connectedness between Fintech & Retail. The Pandemic has helped bridge the gap at a rapid pace. Customers today expect fast & seamless experiences with brands both online & offline. Fintech has improved customer experience by simplifying payments across retail, hyper-personalization, adopting cryptocurrencies, and enhancing security, thereby contributing to the rise of e-commerce. Fintech has complemented retailers to compete with e-commerce giants, boosting online retail like never before.


It will not be an overstatement to say Fintech has been the driving force behind online retail. Data Science Summit 2022 brings together leaders, executives, and academicians from retail, FMCG, logistics, and fintech sectors to discuss the challenges they faced at the start of the pandemic, the changes they made to the processes to catch up with the new normal and how companies can create a fintech and supply chain for the future.


Session-1: Retail Analytics

Speaker Session: Growth Analytics: A big push Cost Center - Profit Center

In retail organizations, it is imperative to have a robust data-driven foundation for business decision-making to derive insights for accelerated growth & innovation at the speed of business. Despite the undeniable power of a strong analytic engine, many companies struggle to generate value and tangible ROI from analytics spending consistently. In this session, the speaker examines how consumer goods and retail organizations can build the capability to turn data into value at scale. He/she will explore the current analytics efforts and how the company/organization uses evidence-based approaches to turn potential into profit.

Panel Discussion: Innovative Loyalty: Identify the Data that Creates Obsessed Consumers

Today, retailers have tons of data and analytics software at their fingertips, providing deeper insights and a clear view of consumer behaviours and motivations. How can messaging, product placement, design, and delivery transform the average consumer into a brand evangelist faster than ever before? In this panel, the leading industry experts will discuss the innovative data points enterprises can optimize to tap into meaningful customer loyalty. Witness how retailers identify and retain consumers who believe in their mission, advocate for the brand, and keep coming back for more.

Panel Discussion

Path to leadership in Data Science

Many organizations are not yet fully realizing the value of data available to them, and that’s due to a shortage of data skills throughout the workforce. There is a gap between the highly skilled technical analysts producing insights and the workforce who need to effectively interpret and use those tools to act.

Leaders need data skills and to understand opportunities presented by data, they need to show authenticity and role modelling as well as data-led behaviours in their organizations and for their teams.

This session discusses on the skills business leaders need to enhance their careers by acting in a more informed evidence led way.


08:00 am - 09:00 am


09:00 am - 09:20 am


Welcome Address by Prof. Manish Gangwar, Executive Director, ISB Institute of Data Science at Indian School of Business
Inauguration by Prof Deepa Mani, Deputy Dean, Executive Education and Digital Learning, Professor of Information Systems at Indian School of Business

09:20 am - 10:00 am

Keynote Speaker Session: Mr. Shourya Roy, Senior Research Director, Flipkart

Title of the talk: Why do we Need Data Science in e-commerce? 

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Speaker Session: Mr. Gaurav Shinh, Founder and CEO, Daaslabs.ai.

10:30 am - 11:00 am
High-Tea outside the Khemka Auditorium

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Speaker Session: Retail Analytics

Mr. Tathagat Verma, Vice President Strategy and Chief of Staff, Walmart.

Topic: Retail Analytics – ‘Growth Analytics: From a Cost Center to a Profit Center’

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Retail Analytics: Panel Discussion

Topic: ‘Innovative Loyalty: Identify the Data that Creates Obsessed Consumers’

Moderator: Prof. Sudhir Voleti, Associate Dean - LRC & Faculty Alignment and Academic Director – IIDS at Indian School of Business (ISB)

Speakers: (i) Ms. Bidisha Paul, Director, Data and Applied Sciences, Microsoft.                     (ii) Mr. Pankaj Mishra, Head of Enterprise Analytics, Tesco.                                   (iii) Mr. Shuvajit Basu, VP & Head of Data Science, Tata Digital.                             (iv) Mr. Syed Atif Umar, Senior Director, Analytics, Flipkart.

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Networking Lunch

02:00 pm - 02:30 pm

Inauguration of ‘Fintech’ Session

02:30 pm - 03:30 pm

Speaker Session: Analytics in Fintech

Mr. Rajesh Dhuddu, SVP & Global Business Head - Blockchain & Metaverse, Tech Mahindra.

Topic: ‘Block-chain: Is it a game-changer for SMEs?’

03:30 pm - 04:00 pm

High Tea

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Fintech Panel Discussion

Topic: Impact of Fintech: How are global brands utilizing technology to improve business

Moderator: Prof. Alok Shashwat, Assistant Professor, Finance, Research Director-DIRI at Indian School of Business (ISB)


(i) Kishore Seshagiri, Executive Director, Broadridge.

(ii) Snigdha Ghosh Ray, Managing Director, India R&D Hub & VP, Payments, Diebold Nixdorf.

(iii) Mr. Suryanarayana Ambatipudi, Head of Data Science, Tide.

(iv) Utpal Chakraborty, Chief Digital Officer, Allied Digital Services Ltd.

05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Panel Discussion

Topic: 'Path to leadership in Data Science' 
Moderator: Mr. Dibyendu Bikash Bose, Sr Director, Admissions & Financial Aid and Alumni Engagement at Indian School of Business (ISB)


(i) Mr. Aditya Shiralkar, Managing Director, Deloitte

(ii) Ms. Apurva Madiraju, Vice-President, Swiss Re

(iii) Mr. Nirupam Srivastava, Vice President - Strategy and AI, Hero Enterprise

(iv) Mr. Sandeep Alur, Director - Microsoft Technology Center, Microsoft

06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Speaker Session : Reasoning Based Conversation Systems

Dr. Shailesh Kumar, Chief Data Scientist, Jio

07:00 pm - 07:15 pm

Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks

07:15 pm - 09:30 pm

Networking Dinner (with Cocktails)



Aditya Shiralkar

Leader, Digital Transformation, Deloitte


Apurva Madiraju

Vice President at Swiss Re


Bidisha Paul

Director, Data and Applied Sciences at Microsoft


Professor Deepa Mani

Deputy Dean, Executive Education and Digital Learning and Professor, Information Systems, ISB


Dibyendu Bikas Bose

Senior Director of Admissions & Financial Aid and Alumni Engagement at Indian School of Business (ISB)


Gaurav Shinh

CEO, Founder and CEO, Daaslabs.ai



Kishore Seshagiri

Executive Director, Broadridge



Professor Manish Gangwar

Executive Director, ISB Institute of Data Science & Associate Professor, Marketing, ISB


Nirupam Srivastava

Vice President - Strategy and AI, Hero Enterprise


Pankaj Mishra

Head of Enterprise Analytics at Tesco


Rajesh Dhuddu

SVP & Global Business Head - Blockchain & Metaverse, Tech Mahindra


Sandeep Alur

Director - Microsoft Technology Center, Microsoft


Shailesh Kumar

Chief Data Scientist, Jio


Professor Shashwat Alok

Assistant Professor, Finance & Research Director- DIRI


Shourya Roy

Senior Research Director at Flipkart


Shuvajit Basu

Vice President & Head of Data Science at TATA Digital


Snigdha Ghosh Ray

Managing Director, India R&D Hub & VP, Payments, Diebold Nixdorf


Professor Sudhir Voleti

Academic Director, ISB Institute of Data Science & Associate Professor, Marketing, ISB


Suryanarayana Ambatipudi

Head of Data Science at TIDE


Syed Atif Umar

Senior Director – Analytics, Flipkart


Tathagat Verma

VP Strategy and Operations


Utpal Chakraborty

Chief Digital Officer, Allied Digital Services Ltd


Vijay Marisetty

Co-Founder, Inclusive Growth Chain

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Last Date of Registration: 30th November 2022 11:59 p.m.

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Rs. 3000/- + GST 

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Rs. 2000/- + GST