Neustar Hires Walmart’s Data Chief

In San Francisco, consumer data provider Neustar has hired former Walmart data scientist Venkat Achanta for a newly created role, Chief Data and Analytics Officer.Neustar uses data science, programmatic ad buying and proprietary first party data assets to provide cross-platform ad targeting services for clients. Achanta (pictured) joins with more than twenty years of experience in data science, analytics and enterprise information management. Most recently, he served as Chief Data Officer at Walmart, where he was responsible for all data and analytics delivery platforms across the company. Before this, he was SVP, Global Head of Analytics and Big Data at AIG; VP, Enterprise Data Services at Capital One; and VP, Global Product Development and Delivery at Experian.In his new role, Achanta will be responsible for expanding Neustar’s identity and attribution…


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