Siva Kumpatla

Siva Kumpatla

Job Title: Global Leader, Data Science

Company: Dow AgroSciences

Accomplished Technology and Product development leader with more than two decades of experience in driving change and innovation in very large organizations. Extensive experience in several sectors of research and development, from discovery to registration of agricultural biotechnology products, as well as the application of data science and informatics to all these sectors. Demonstrated expertise with outside-in focus, visioning, strategy development, and with building strong, motivated, and high performing teams. With more than 200 external publications and presentations, Siva is also an Adjunct Professor of Bioinformatics as well as the Co-chair for Industry Advisory Board for BioHealth Informatics at the Indiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis and a Research Fellow at Dow AgroSciences.

Speaking at the following:

2.30pm - 3.15pm
Discussion Group 1A: Enabling Your Organization’s Digital Transformation Journey

Data Science as a foundation for Digital Transformation – becoming data science driven to transform your business model How can your data science program support wider transformation within your organization? Positioning the CDS as a partner for success – what relationships are needed to maximize the impact of our own role?

10.30am - 11.00am
Panel Discussion: Building a Successful Data Science & AI Function for Right Now & The Future

The first 90 days and beyond – identifying short terms wins and long term goals Structuring for success – what form should your function take for best results? Cementing your place within the C Suite – how can you avoid the perception of being a short-term, fashionable appointment?

11.15am - 12.00pm
Discussion Group 3A: Driving Product Innovation Through Data Science

Creating new winning products based on business goals and meeting customer demand Developing and improving current product offers by applying data science to generate insights Creating an internal culture of no-fail, experimentation, and testing