Flipkart data scientist on having the sexiest job of the 21st century

Flipkart’s data scientist Mayur Datar, didn’t actually tell us how he felt having what the Harvard Business Review calls the sexiest job of the 21st century. He only laughed and brushed the notion aside when we asked him about it. Maybe he’s profoundly aware of the complexities and responsibilities that lie on the head that wears the data scientist crown. Maybe tags like those don’t matter, after degrees in technology and computer science from IIT Bombay and Stanford University and a professional journey that began with being research intern at IBM and Microsoft, moving on to 12 years at Google, and now extracting intelligence from Flipkart’s data. Pushing the glamour aside, Datar spells out to Tech2 what it takes to be a data scientist, especially to a giant like Flipkart,…


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