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Vivek Zakarde
Head of Data Analytics at Reliance General Insurance


I am Vivek Zakarde, Asia100 analytics award winner 2019 and” Big CIO Leader 2019” award winner, an analytics professional with over 16 years of experience in the analytics space. I am primarily being working with large scale enterprise data warehouses helping organizations across the globe to get business value out of their information assets. Responsible for AI, ML, Blockchain and RPA processes in organization.

I am a veteran of Big Data, having created and led Data Science and Analytics teams in my career. I have a winning formula for building and mentoring such teams who can add value to a business. I have developed a global reputation in Big Data, implementing powerful solutions through expertise in all aspects of the data pyramid that works well with business strategy and organizational strategy.

I have a passion for building and leading high-powered teams to deliver data-driven results improving products, services, and business processes. The established record of contributions I've made to my employers has added greatly to their top-line growth and bottom-line profitability.

Presently, I am working as Head – Data warehouse, Business Intelligence & Analytics for Reliance General Insurance ltd where driving analytics initiatives.

As Head Data Analytics, I bring an extensive background focused on the intersection of technology, business and the analytics. I manage the operations of data analytics practice and leads the development and implementation of technology-based solutions that provide value to the firm and my clients. Also uses data analytics tools to facilitate process improvements & efficiencies and assist in protocols for the secure handling of data. In my capacity, assist with developing strategies for efficient and effective data harvesting, review and production, continuing investments in AI ,ML & Blockchain and implementing cost-shifting and cost reduction strategies.

I have extensive Management Consulting and Corporate Leadership experience in various companies including Fortune 100. I have worked with EXL Services, Wunderman International, WNS & IBM. Global experience with clients like British Gas(UK), Ford Motors(US), Suncorp Bank(Australia), TORM Shipping (Denmark).

I am Bachelor of Engineering at Delhi college of Engineering, Delhi in India, an MBA (IT).

I often appear on technology events as speaker.

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Agenda Sessions

  • Panel Discussion: Who Dares Wins - How to Better Analyse Risk and Reward Associated with AI Investment into The Business

  • AI/ML & Predictive Analytics in Insurance