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Ankur Narang

Vice President - AI and Data Technologies at Hike Messenger

Dr. Ankur Narang has 27 years of experience in Senior Technology Leadership positions across MNCs including IBM Research India and Sun Research Labs (Oracle), CA, USA. He leads the AI team at Hike, where he is building state-of-the-art models for vision, speech, and NLP for novel digital products. He was one of the Top-10 Data Scientists in India in 2017 (Analytics India Mag) in recognition of solid scientific and industry contributions to the field of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. In 2018, he was given the Top 50 Analytics Award at the MachineCon conference in recognition of exemplary leadership and contributions to ML/AI (Analytics India Magazine). He was also conferred the Top 100 Innovative CIO Award in 2019, for distinguished leadership in Innovative Technologies based Digital Transformation (CIO Axis). In 2002, he was awarded Sun Microsystems’ prestigious “Innovation Leadership Award” for significant contributions to the Phaser Hardware Acceleration Project.

He holds B.Tech. & Ph.D. from IIT Delhi in CS&E and has around 50 publications in top international Computer Science & Machine Learning conferences and journals, along with 15 granted US patents and 20 pending. He has held multiple Industrial Track and Workshop Chair positions and has given invited talks in multiple international conferences. 


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