Swatee Singh is the vice president of the big data platform and the first female distinguished architect of the machine learning platform at American Express, where she’s spearheading machine learning transformation. Swatee’s a proponent of democratizing machine learning by providing the right tools, capabilities, and talent structure to the broader engineering and data science community. The platform her team is building looks to leverage American Express’s closed loop data to enhance its customer experience by combining artificial intelligence, big data, and the cloud, incorporating guiding pillars such as ease of use, reusability, shareability, and discoverability. Swatee also led the American Express recommendation engine road map and delivery for card-linked merchant offers as well as for personalized merchant recommendations. Over the course of her career, she’s applied predictive modeling to a variety of problems ranging from financial services to retailers and even power companies. Previously, Swatee was a consultant at McKinsey & Company and PwC, where she supported leading businesses in retail, banking and financial services, insurance, and manufacturing, and cofounded a medical device startup that used a business card-sized thermoelectric cooling device implanted in the brain of someone with epilepsy as a mechanism to stop seizures. Swatee holds a PhD focused on machine learning techniques from Duke University.
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