Top 40 under 40 Data Scientist | Author & Speaker | Thought Leader | Strategist | Mentor Akshay Kulkarni is a renowned AI and Machine learning evangelist and a thought leader. Recently he has been awarded as one of Top 40 under 40 Data Scientists in India by Analytics India Magazine. He has consulted with several Fortune 500 and global enterprises in driving AI and Data Science-led strategic transformation. Akshay has a rich experience of building and scaling AI and Machine Learning businesses and creating significant client impact. He is currently working as Senior Data Scientist at Publicis Sapient’s core data science team where he is part of strategy and transformation interventions through Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, works on various Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing and Artificial intelligence engagements by applying state of the art techniques in this space. Previously he was part of Gartner and Accenture, where he scaled the AI and Data Science business to be a leading market leader.Akshay brings data science and machine learning products to market. He has spent several years taking products off the whiteboard and into production. His career is one-part strategy and two-parts technical expertise. He is a regular speaker at major AI and Data Science conferences (like - O’Reilly, GIDS, Fifth Elephant etc), recently had given a talk on deep learning and attention networks all the way to production using kubeflow at O’Reilly AI Conference - London and has published books on Data Science/ Artificial Intelligence with Packt and Apress. He is passionate about teaching and also acts as a Data Science Mentor at various organizations helping people learn data science. He is also a key contributor and editor at ProfondAI, a leading AI and Data Science learning platform. He is also an industry advisor at few of the top graduation institutes/universities in India. In his spare time, he enjoys to read, write and code and help aspiring Data Scientists.