Mainak Mazumdar - Databricks

Mainak Mazumdar

Chief Research Officer, Nielsen

Mainak Mazumdar is a Data Science executive with 22 years of experience in Data and Technology businesses. As a leader in both tech start-up and publicly trade firms, Mainak has developed world-class teams, drive
innovation for growth and continue to lead digital transformation through Machine Learning and AI.

As the Chief Research Officer with the Nielsen Company, Mainak leads a team of 1000+ Data Scientists focused on driving innovation and re-imagining the Nielsen measurement business through Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Mainak is a member of CEO’s Nielsen Global Leadership team. Before this second tenure with Nielsen- when he had led innovation for the firm, Mainak built Data Science team and product development for Simulmedia, a Data Management Platform for programmatic TV. Prior to Simulmedia, as the Chief Strategy Officer of GfK, Mainak led digital transformation for the measurement company.
Earlier in his career, Mainak spent several years with Ad Tech start-ups, including Google (DoubleClick division), where he led research and analytics for DART adserver products.

Mainak holds an undergraduate international economics degree from the American College, Switzerland and has completed masters and doctorate studies in Demography from Brown University. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, son and a dog and sits on the General Assembly Data Science Standards board, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) start-up.