MAY 10-11, 2019


Start. Connect. Scale.


VP and Head of Data Science, Flipkart

Debarag Banerjee is an alum of IIT Kharagpur (B.Tech ECE), and Stanford University School of Engineering (PhD in EE). He was the Vice President and Head of Data Science for Myntra at Flipkart, where he led it’s Fashion AI through to a very successful acquisition by Walmart. In his role at Myntra he transformed the technology and business of E-commerce and the Fashion supply chain using Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning at scale in areas as diverse as Recommendation Systems for Up-Sell, Cross-Sell, Size-and-Fit, and Fashion Looks and Style Similarity. He also led key AI/ML initiatives in Pricing, Personalization, Search, Fulfillment Planning, Computer Vision based Process Automation, Assortment and Inventory Planning, Fashion Trends Detection, and Deep Learning based Fashion Design. Previously as a Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Data Scientist (CDS) at Reliance Jio, the world’s largest, and fastest growing, mobile internet provider by data volume, he helped Jio achieve 134Mn subscribers within 170 days of launch (an unprecedented record in technology industry) of its India-wide 4G LTE service using a combination of Predictive Modeling, Operational Analytics, Decision Support Systems, and Apps Growth Hacking. Prior to Jio, Debarag ran the Product Management function for the entire RAN product portfolio for TEOCO where his Machine Learning based product suite helped ~40 mobile network operators worldwide save ~10% on their Equipment Installation and Planning spends. During his doctorate work at Stanford Debarag invented fundamental theoretical underpinnings of Information Theoretical approaches to Joint Source-Channel Coding -based on which he built two successful startups, Avnera (which recently exited for $425M) and WiViu. In between Debarag did both executive management and technology innovation at Intel, Philips, Lockheed Martin and National Semiconductor (now Texas InstrumentsI), and was the chief technologist and founder of Avnera, a wireless audio startup based on his invention in the field. Debarag holds 16 US patents in various aspects of Data Science and Algorithms, and has authored several technical publications, and has over 20 years’ experience in Data Science and SW Engineering execution.