Karthikeyan Sankaran

Director - Data Science and Machine Learning

Chennai Area, India

Advanced Business Analytics Data Management Financial Services Data Science Machine Learning

My professional career has been focused on using information technology as a tool to solve business problems. I have been fortunate enough to attend some of the best academic programs in India - Management course at IIM Calcutta, M.Tech - Computer Science degree at IIT Madras and the B.Tech program at IIT Madras.

I started my IT career in 1996 implementing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems and shifted to Business Intelligence in the year 2000 after completing my MBA. Over the last 18 years, I have worked in the area of Business Intelligence & Advanced Analytics, having played multiple roles as a consultant, project manager (PMP certified), business development manager, innovation lead and delivery head. Currently, at LatentView Analytics, am responsible for implementing data driven business solutions for customers using the power of data science, machine learning and other cognitive technologies.

Specialties: Strong Technology, Math and Analytics background combined with very good understanding of business concepts.


Director at LatentView Analytics

Apr 2016 - Present

Work at the intersection of Business, Data, Math (Analytics / Quantitative Techniques) and Distributed Processing (Big Data) to answer business questions using an approach that is simple, pragmatic and effective. Quantitative Techniques cover the spectrum of Data Science and includes Machine Learning, Data Mining, Process Mining, Statistical Inference, Optimization, Business Process Simulations, Text Analytics, Data Visualization and other Cognitive technologies.

Delivery Head - Analytics and Information Management at L&T

Aug 2014 - Mar 2016

Responsible for growth of Business Intelligence & Analytics in Banking and Financial Services domain. Managed a portfolio of 30 Mn US Dollars with clients in North America, Continental Europe, Nordics, South Africa and Asia Pacific.

Assistant Vice President at Hexaware Technologies

May 2011 - Jul 2014

Head of Business Intelligence & Analytics for the North America region. Managed a portfolio of 25+ accounts with revenue responsibility of 45 Mn USD. Strong expertise in Financial Services domain servicing many customers in the Capital Markets and Commercial Banking space.

Principal Consultant at Hexaware Technologies

Jan 2006 - Apr 2011

Managed the Centre of Excellence within the Business Intelligence & Analytics practice at Hexaware

Manager - Projects at Cognizant Technology Services

Jul 2004 - Dec 2005

Business Development / Pre-Sales Role as part of the Business Intelligence practice

Senior Consultant at Caritor

Feb 2002 - Jun 2004

Project Manager and Consultant for projects in Business Intelligence

Consultant at Arthur Andersen

Apr 2000 - Apr 2001

Part of the Business Consulting team at Arthur Andersen, India

System Analyst at Ramco Systems Limited

Dec 1995 - Dec 1997

Part of the ERP Implementation Team for Ramco Marshal


MBA, Finance & Systems at Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

May 1998 - May 2000

M.Tech, Computer Science at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Jun 1994 - May 1995

B.Tech, Metallurgical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Jul 1990 - Jun 1994

User Testimonials

Mr Sanakaran listened to my questions very patiently. I got to know about a lot of new things about analytics industry in India and at global level. I got answers to all of my questions and then some more. This will hep us a lot.




Mr. Sankaran is a very knowledgeable and experienced mentor and could relate to my needs and aspirations. I am glad to have spent that time with him and he proves to be a person with whom i share common synergies. Having been in the same age group and experience level, I found him very focused and structured in the manner in which he presented his feedback to me.


My experience was wonderful and the inputs i got from Karthik were really unique. Look forward to further interactions with him.

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