Dr. Prakriteswar Santikary (a.k.a Santi) has over 20 years of experience in software Research & Development, focusing in areas of distributed computing, Big Data Architecture, Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing. In his current role as Chief Data Officer at ERT, Dr. Santikary focuses on providing data, analytics and data science leadership and vision by creating and executing strategies that drive business value by innovating new data-driven products and solutions. His office of Chief Data Officer at ERT oversees data and analytics platform, enterprise information architecture, Cloud architecture, master data management and data governance. Prior to joining ERT, Dr. Santikary worked at eBay and led their data engineering division with responsibilities of multiple product lines. He also served as VP of Engineering at Zeta Global and oversaw software R&D. Before joining eBay and Zeta, Dr. Santikary served various roles at various other companies including as Director of engineering at EnerNOC, Chief Architect at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Chief Data Architect at PNC Bank, Principal Architect and CTO at Point Information Systems and Research Scientist at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Santikary’s passion is to build high performance data and analytics platform that scales using sophisticated techniques of distributed computing, high performance computing and cloud computing. He got his PhD from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in the field of Computer Simulation and spent 4 years at the University of Michigan as Research Scientist and post-doctoral fellow. Dr. Santikary is also a recipient of many industry and academic awards including Post-doctoral fellowship from The University of Michigan, Doctoral fellowship from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.

Talk Title: Data Lake Architecture for massive data processing and deep analytics in Clinical Trials Management and Research – a new frontier for innovation