Bharat Sikka is a Data Scientist based in Mumbai, India. He holds a MS in Data Science and Analytics from Royal Holloway, University of London and BTech in Information Technology from Symbiosis International University and has earned multiple certifications including MOOCs in varied fields. Over the years, he has worked on providing solutions to multiple business pain points in BFSI and Deep Optics. He has a thorough knowledge and understanding of various programming languages such as Python, R, MATLAB and Octave for Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Visualization and Analysis in Python, R and through Power BI, Tableau. He is also the author of Elements of Deep Learning for Computer Vision.

He currently works at Transunion as a Consultant, Data Science and Analytics. He has also served as a technical reviewer for books and articles on machine learning and deep learning. He is a traveling fanatic, a great cook and considers food exploration as his hobby. He loves writing and contributes to multiple journals and studies in Data Science.




Dr. Priyender Yadav has a vast experience of more than 19 years in both Academics and Analytics in Banking Industry. He has completed his Master of Statistics (M. STAT) and Ph.D. in Statistics from Institute of Social Sciences, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra. He has also completed his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra. He has been working in SBI since the last 9 years and currently is serving as a Chief Manager in the Analytics Department, SBI. 

He has published more than 15 articles in International and National journals, American Journal of Sociological Research, International Journal of Management and Information Technology, (IJMIT) , International Journal of Management Sciences and Technology, (IRJMST) etc.

Presently, he is working in Analytics and AI/ML model development, designing of Digital products through Machine Learning Models, leading a major role in implementation of end to end digital product in the areas of Operational efficiency, Cross Sell Business, Retail Credit, SME Business, Risk and Fraud and other areas of Banking.



Dr. Prashant Verma is currently serving as Asst. Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Allahabad. He has completed his PG and Ph.D. in Statistics from Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi. He has worked for 5 Years as a Statistician at the Analytics Department, Global IT Center, State Bank of India, Navi Mumbai. He has also worked as Business Analyst at Tata Consultancy Services, Bangalore.

He has published more than 15 articles in international journals, including various springer journals like Biomedical Central Journals (BMC), Annals of Data Science, Genus, Etc. He has contributed 4 chapters in 2 edited books published by APP with CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group).

He has received travel awards from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, and the Indian Council of Social-Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi, for presenting articles at various international conferences. He has presented more than 15 articles at various National/International conferences. He has received a certificate of appreciation from the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP-2015, Indonesia), Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for serving as an abstract reviewer. He has also served as an article reviewer for several journals. He has delivered invited lectures at various institutions and organisations.