Rohit Pandharkar is the Head of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence for the Mahindra Group, at the Group Strategy Office. He holds a Masters Degree in Media Arts and Sciences from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (MIT) Media Lab at Cambridge, Massachusetts. He holds several US patents and international publications in the areas of Computational Imaging, Signal processing,Cryptography and Artificial Intelligence. He has also been an invited reviewer at international journal and conferences like ACM Siggraph, ACM Siggraph Asia, IEEE CVPR, ECCV, ICCP etc. He has led business units in diverse areas of Mobile Apps, Mobile Network Performance and Security, Solar Energy, Internet of Things, Electric Vehicle Car Charging and Battery Storage. Previously he has headed APAC Business Development for a Google Venture funded company HeadSpin which is an Artificial Intelligence based platform for mobile app performance. In his present role, he leads group wide strategic projects in Data Science and AI in the areas of Financial Lending, Insurance, Logistics, Automotive and Digital Marketing.