Strategy Adviser + AI Expert + Entrepreneur

I am a Partner in IBM Consulting and lead the AI & Analytics practice in US, Canada and Latin America. I serve as a trusted advisor to c-suites cross-industry. Leveraging the transformative power of AI to deliver quantifiable business results has afforded me global recognition. Over the past 14 years, I have partnered with several fortune 100 global brands on their Cognitive Enterprise journey. In IBM Services, my key focus has been to grow Conversational AI, AI vision, Content Intelligence and ML models at scale. l also hold multiple AI patents.

Current role

Partner – Americas AI & Analytics Practice Lead

Education

MBA, Cornell University

Expertise

AI & Strategy Consulting

Contact

shobhit@gmail.com

Delivering tangible impact for clients by leveraging the transformative power of AI, Analytics, Data & IoT

Cognitive Care

AI-Augmented customer care – delivering exceptional brand experiences via Virtual Agent and Agent Assist. Best-in-class enterprise AI with pre-built assets and decades of industry expertise.

Unstructured Content Intelligence

Leveraging industry-leading natural language processing (NLP) and smart document understanding to extract hidden insights from invoices, contracts, PDFs, DOCs, PPTs, scans etc. 

Cognitive Enterprise

Reinventing enterprises by exploiting “inside-out” potential of data with exponential technologies like AI, Automation and IoT. Redesigning workflows and re-igniting talent for the AI-first era.

AI @ Scale

Drive sustainable enterprise-wide innovation with scalable AI/ML models. Enterprise grade end-to-end ML Ops lifecycle for secure, transparent and trusted AI, delivered on an open hybrid cloud.

IBM Garage

Co-creating continuous & purposeful Innovation while delivering at unprecedented Speed and Scale. End-to-end model for accelerating AI
 https://www.ibm.com/garage

AI for Vision

Leverage Deep Learning for computer vision to derive real-time insights from video and images – deployed on edge devices or on a hybrid cloud. Pre-trained vision models accelerate time to value.

Ideas worth spreading…

I am passionate about sharing ideas, interactive discussions, and exchanging point of views on disruptive technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Unstructured data, Internet of Things, Automation, Robotics, Watson etc.

Fannie Mae

Data Luminary Lecture on Analytical decision making

Roche

Machine Learning driven Financial Planning & Investment Decisions

Sapphire

Performance Foresights using Cognitive Computing

National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors

Billion Dollar CEO Roundtable Keynote speaker – Applied AI and IoT

IBM THINK Conference

Leveraging AI to enhance customer engagement

New York University

Talk on leveraging Cognitive & Analytics in real world

IAOP

Disruptive Technologies – Cognitive, Blockchain and Robotic Automation

TIE – UP

Cognitive Process Automation and Image analytics using TensorFlow

Burns & McDonnell

Ignite keynote speaker – Applied AI

Customer Contact Week

Delivering exceptional Conversational AI in a heterogeneous environment

4 patents so far…

Internet Of Things @ Intel

Method and apparatus for a power-efficient framework to maintain data synchronization of a mobile personal computer to simulate a connected scenario

Sales optimization @ IBM

Reinforcement allocation in socially connected professional networks. Identifying evolving influence of key opinion leaders and optimizing sales effort to maximize impact

Consumer Behavior Prediction @ IBM

Market Share prediction under changing consumer preferences for product brand and product feature during repeat purchases

Self assembling algorithms @ IBM

Automated Self-Learning Adaptive Analytical Modeling Tool, where sequence of models and parameters are self selected to reduce error

Journey so far

Intel

Engineer

As part of Ultra Mobile research group, patented software driven battery management techniques

Bloomberg LP

Project Manager

Led multiple projects in Visualization & Analytics team to deliver enhanced technical analysis on Bloomberg Terminal

IBM Chief Analytics Office

Consultant – Managing Strategy Consultant

Led strategy and analytics for global sales transformation initiatives. Projects collectively drove ~$1B benefit

IBM Global Advanced
Analytics CoC

Sr Managing Consultant – Associate Partner

Led a global cross-industry SWAT team of strategy consultants and analytics ninjas to deliver first-of-a-kind congintive solutions

North America AI
Offerings Lead

Partner, IBM Consulting

Lead the AI offerings cross-industry in Americas. Specialize in Conversational AI and ML/ Deep Learning

Americas AI Analytics Practice Lead

Partner, IBM Consulting (Present)

Lead the AI Analytics practice cross-industry in Americas. Responsible for Conversational AI, Vision AI, Content Intelligence and ML at Scale on hyperscalers

Relentless pursuit of knowledge

I have consciously tried to constantly up-skill myself to help my clients outhink disruption

Strategy

Management Strategy, Analytics Center of Excellence, Cognitive Roadmap, Data Monetization Strategy, Sales Transformation, M&A, Talent transformation etc.

Analytics

AI, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Markov models, Bayesian statistics, System Dynamics, Optimization, Scikit-learn, XGBoost etc.

Tools

Python, R, Javascript, SPSS, C, C++, Unix
TensorFlow, Keras, Kubernetes, Spark, PyTorch, Hadoop, Anaconda, Cloud/AI platforms (IBM, Amazon, Google, Microsoft) etc.

Media

Photography, Adobe Photoshop/ Illustrator/ Lightroom/ After Effects, Apple Final Cut etc.

BS in Computer Engineering & Math Summa Cum Laude, Univ. of Arkansas

Full waiver Chancellor’s scholarship Dean’s list, Silver medal Penn State Math semester, 3.9 GPA

MS in Computer Science & BioMedicine

Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship at Cornell Weill, Rockefeller and Sloan Kettering Cancer

MBA with distinction Johnson @ Cornell University

Consulting focus, Deloitte Case competition winner, VP – Consulting, SABC, Community Impact

MIT, Stanford, John Hopkins – Analytics Edge, Machine Learning, Python etc.

Multiple courses and certifications in leadership, analytics and machine learning

Champion Learner Gold
2020

Top 6% of all learners at IBM
237 hrs of learning completed in 2020
3 badges earned

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