Senior Director, Data Science & AI Research, Procter & Gamble
Venu is a Senior Director who leads the R&D Data Science & AI organization at P&G. He is a technology leader with a track record of successful consumer & enterprise innovation at the intersection of AI, Machine Learning, Big Data, and IoT. Previously he was VP of Data Science at Lightpad, an IoT startup acquired by a large Google Ventures, led the creation of a video analytics and Machine Learning platform acquired by Comcast , and was a founding member of the Motorola team that created the Zigbee IoT standard. Venu holds a PhD (Databases & AI) from The Ohio State University, and was a member of Motorola’s Science Advisory Board (top 2% of Motorola technologists). He is an Adjunct Professor at Rice University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department, and was a mentor at Chicago’s 1871 startup incubator.