Janani Sriram

Senior Manager - Data Science, Bain & Co.

Janani is a senior manager in the Advanced Analytics Group at Bain and Company. She has a Masters in CS from Dartmouth and over 12 years of experience with research stints at Microsoft Research and the Institute of Mathematical Sciences followed by industry stints at Microsoft, Groupon, Indix, Vue.ai and LinkedIn.

Janani has worked on diverse problems ranging from probabilistic models for sensors to large-scale clustering, search ranking, personalisation and recommendation engines. She is a seasoned builder of data products and teams. As Applied Research Manager at LinkedIn she led efforts to improve the relevance of the job recommendation algorithms. As Head of Data at Vue.ai she led development of several data products using computer vision, text mining and personalisation algorithms.

At Bain, Janani is at the helm of a newly formed team of data scientists solving hard-nut problems and driving transformative business outcomes using state-of-the-art data science techniques.


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"When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine." - Picasso

The goal of this talk is to discuss the nuts-and-bolts of employing data science techniques to deliver business outcomes in the context of strategy consulting with practical examples and case studies. This talk will be a discussion of techniques on areas such as interpretability and explainability in ML, training with limited data, incorporating expert inputs and domain knowledge, complexities in problem formulation and usability in the larger business context.

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