Dr. Santikary is an accomplished technology executive with over 20 years of experience in building distributed systems, platforms and applications using techniques of modern data architecture, distributed computing and cloud computing. He has worked in the clinical research, pharmaceutical, e-commerce, banking, financial and energy sectors, driving global data and platform strategy and overseeing execution. In his current role as Vice President and Chief Data Officer at ERT, a global data and technology company supporting clinical trials for small, medium and large pharmaceutical and bio technology companies, Dr. Santikary is leading the strategy and execution of ERT’s global data architecture, data integration, business intelligence, advanced analytics, data governance, master data management and data science.
Before joining ERT, Dr. Santikary held several technology executive roles across a variety of industries, including serving as Head of Data Engineering and Director of Engineering at eBay, VP of Engineering at Zeta Global, Chief Architect and Technologist at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Director of Data Science and Engineering at EnerNOC, Chief Data Architect at PNC Financial, Chief Architect at S1 corporation and Research Scientist at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
An industry thought leader and a data evangelist, Dr. Santikary is a frequent speaker at software engineering conferences, summits and symposiums on modern data architecture and emerging computer science-related topics including cloud computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Dr. Santikary earned his PhD in Computer Simulation from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, India, and post-doctoral research at The University of Michigan. He is the recipient of multiple national and international research fellowships, including a doctoral fellowship from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, a post-doctoral fellowship from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and an advanced research fellowship from The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India.