Dr. Nitin Nayak is a principal data scientist in the Finance & Operations group at IBM since September 2019 when he rejoined IBM to work on the data-driven digital transformation of various IBM Finance business processes. His previous experience at IBM was at the Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY, as a senior technical staff member for business services research until 2013 when he left IBM to launch his own startup, myPEPR.com - an intelligent social networking platform based on behavioral analytics. Later, from 2014-2019, he worked at various insurance companies including AIG and Swiss Re where he applied machine learning techniques to develop data analytics based products and decision support solutions.
Dr. Nayak is a recipient of multiple patents and has received various technical achievement awards during his career. Dr. Nayak has a doctorate in mechanical engineering from The Pennsylvania State University with specialization in robotics and a masters in business administration from New York University's Stern School of Business.