As an accomplished professional, Sameer provided the pivotal strategic direction and execution led insights to galvanize Cognizant Analytics run better & run different. A fast tracker & a well-rounded professional with 20 + years of industry experience, Sameer has donned various leadership roles to help deliver innovative analytics and AI solutions and consulted with several CXO’s for faster, better decision making.
Prior to Cognizant, Sameer was the Country Head at Fidelity National Financial and pioneered India's first Global Competency Center(GCC) to be based on nonlinear 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 of 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 next best destination of choice for AI & Analytics. He has been recipient of “Outstanding Leadership Award” at India Human Capital Summit and “Exemplary Leader Award” during the Asia Pacific HRM Congress. 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 has been quoted regularly across multiple business media and news publications. Sameer is a prolific blogger and well-known contributor in the academia space. He has delivered numerous industry guest lectures and mentored several fresh & experienced graduates on making a successful career in Analytics. He is a trusted industry advisor and council member to leading Business & Technology schools. 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 best seller and has been featured amongst top books in AI and Analytics space.
- Analytics & AI – Accelerating Business Decisions