Nixon Patel is founder, CEO, and MD of analytics startup Kovid. Nixon is a visionary leader, an exemplary technocrat, and a successful, business-oriented entrepreneur with a proven track record for growing six businesses from startups to large, global technology companies with millions in annual sales—in industries ranging from big data technology, analytics, the cloud, the IoT, speech recognition, and machine learning to renewable energy, information technology, telecommunications, and pharmaceuticals—all over a short 26-year span. Previously, he was chief data scientist at Brillio, a sister company of Collabera, where he was instrumental in starting the big data analytics, cloud, and IoT practices and establishing centers of excellence and co-innovation labs. He is also an independent director in VivMed Labs and Tripborn. Nixon holds a BT with honors in chemical engineering from IIT Kharagpur, an MS in computer science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a data science specialization from Johns Hopkins University. He is currently pursuing a second master’s degree in business and science in analytics from Rutgers University.
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