As the Chief Knowledge and Science Officer at CenturyLink Cognilytics, Manav leads our Decision/Data Science and Product Development team. He consults with leaders at several Fortune 50 companies, understands their key pain points, and helps our teams architect innovative solutions to business problems leveraging best of breed Big Data technologies and Advanced Analytics algorithms. Combining his knowledge of business, technology, and machine learning, he is a thought partner with many of our customers. The Product Development teams under Manav focus on creating solutions that integrate the “Data to Decisions” journey for our customers. Examples include unique machine learning based cybersecurity solutions, and vertical-specific advanced analytics solutions designed for verticals such as financial services, retail, and health care. Manav is a frequent speaker at industry events, and hosts regional thought leadership dinner events for our customers and partners. Manav was previously a co-founder of StorePerform Technologies, the head of BI and Strategy at KBToys’ online arm, and a professor of Computer Science. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California, and a B.S. in EE from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.