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SAMEER DHANRAJANI

Chief Strategy Officer, Fractal Analytics

Sameer Dhanrajani is a distinguished and widely recognized business leader and a visionary known for his deep knowledge, innovation & topical approaches in the AI and Analytics space. Sameer is Chief Strategy Officer at Fractal Analytics where he is responsible for curating strategic roadmaps, driving strategic investments, inorganic growth through M&A, partnerships and alliances, open innovation, leading high-priority growth initiatives and leading Fractal clients on AI-led transformation of their businesses. In his previous assignment, Sameer was Global Business Leader for Cognizant Analytics and Data Sciences at Cognizant Technology Solutions where he pioneered the Customer, Risk & Operations Analytics framework (CRO) to help clients realize transformative value from data detonation encircling enterprises and enable accelerated business impact. Under his leadership, Cognizant Analytics became a leading market player in the analytics market space with 3400 analytics professionals serving 180 clients across geographies. Prior to Cognizant, Sameer was the Country Head at Fidelity National Financial and pioneered India’s first GCC to be based on non-linear growth model with platform-based value propositions and developed Fidelity India into a hub of customer delight, delivery innovation, and operational dexterity. Before Fidelity, he worked as Vice President – Analytics for Genpact.

Sameer is a distinguished member of the NASSCOM Analytics Special Interest Group, CII Knowledge Roundtable, ASSOCHAM digital council and has been instrumental in leading the effort for positioning India as the destination of choice for AI & Analytics. He has been highlighted four times consecutively – 2014-17 in “Top 10 influential analytics leaders in India” published by Analytics India magazine. Sameer is also advisor to Telangana and AP government council for setting up data analytics park and policy in Hyderabad & Vizag and is a steering committee member for drafting AI policy in India. Sameer is also a well-renowned speaker and has been a key note speaker & moderator at leading conferences. Sameer is a prolific blogger and his blog post Demystifying digital, data analytics and decision scienceis a trendsetter. He is the first analytics professional leader in India to deliver TED talk. His recent book “AI and Analytics: Accelerating Business Decisions” published by Wiley is a bestseller and has been featured amongst the top books in AI and Analytics space.