Santanu Battacharya to be Airtel's Chief Data Scientist

 New Delhi  April 5 2018: India’s largest telecommunications service provider, Airtel,  (“Airtel”), has appointed Dr. Santanu Bhattacharya as its Chief Data Scientist.

Santanu has a Ph.D. from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, is an MIT Sloan and MIT Media Lab alum and BTech from IIT (Bombay). In his new role, Santanu will be responsible for leveraging data science capabilities and deep analytics to understand unique customer needs and accordingly develop innovative products and services at Airtel. Santanu brings with him close to 18 years of rich work experience across organizations such as NASA, Facebook, AOL and Delhivery.  

Said Harmeen Mehta, Airtel'sGlobal CIO: “We are pleased to have Santanu onboard with us as we transform Airtel into a truly digital organization and start using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to solve real business problems. I wish him the very best for his journey with us.”

Bharti Airtel  is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 16 countries across Asia and Africa.