Satyam Priyadarshy

Chief Data Scientist at Halliburton

Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy is one of the highly sought out transformational leader for his expertise in leveraging disruptive technologies, solutions, strategies and talent transformation, to grow the business, enterprise, and organization. He is a pioneer in the fields of data science, Big Data, analytics, and emerging technologies. He is a globally recognized leader with a breadth of scientific knowledge, in-depth technology experience, and extensive business acumen.  He is often referred as a Venture Idealist. Some of his recent recognitions include:

  • One of the top 150 Global Influential Leaders recognized for leading digital business transformation – BT150 Constellation Research (2019 - present).
  • Member, Mauritius Artificial Intelligence Council, Government of Mauritius (2019 – present)
  • The Guru of AI, Big Data and Analytics - The DEW Journal (a flagship journal of Energy)
  • One of the top 50 Leaders as movers & shakers in Data & Analytics in US and Canada. – Corinium Global Intelligence
  • Key innovator on the leading edge of digital transformation – Smart Industry
  • Top 50 candidates for nomination to corporate boards – AgendaWeek, Financial Times
  • Past President and Board Member: DC Chapter of TiE (World’s largest entrepreneur network.

He is a Technology Fellow and the Chief Data Scientist at Halliburton, leading the Oil and Gas Industry’s first Center of Excellence for Big Data and Data Science to maximize the asset value by optimizing the most complex operations of any industry. Dr. Priyadarshy is recognized as the first Chief Data Scientist of the Oil and Gas Industry.  Dr. Priyadarshy has appeared as keynote speaker at several international conferences and has written, co-authored, presented and published numerous research papers in peer-reviewed journals and magazines. He has held various leadership positions in AOL, Network Solutions, Acxiom Corporation before joining Halliburton. He has co-founded few startups in DC and Silicon Valley and is an advisory board member of few startups in Healthcare, Retail, Finance and Analytics domain. He is on many executive committees of SPE, SEG, OTC, EnGenious, and other global industry organizations like Financial Times, Trescon, CEB, Frost, etc. for his visionary leadership contributions to transform industry.  Dr. Priyadarshy is an Adjunct/Visiting Professor at Virginia Tech, and Oklahoma State University, and a Senior Fellow of Cybersecurity at the International Center of Cybersecurity, George Mason University. Dr. Priyadarshy obtained his Ph.D. from IIT Bombay and MBA from The Pamplin School of Business, Virginia Tech.


Day 1 - Knowledge Talks 28 May

The Seven Commandments of Data, Data Science and Digital Transformation failure in generating Economic Impact

The explosion of 'Data Science or AI as service, the citizen data scientists' has brought all organizations to the forefront of AI world. However, many organizations are unable to generate economic impact leveraging the emerging technologies. A large body of articles, papers will talks about success of models, etc. however, the economic value remains elusive. In this talk, I will discuss some of the commandments of failure.