BIO BAIJU – Vice President Enterprise Analytics
At Aviva Canada, Baiju leads a team of data scientists in application of analytics across all aspects of the insurance business: from core insurance activities such as pricing and risk selection to development of cutting edge robotic processes and application of machine learning algorithms to areas such as claims processing and optimizing client acquisition.
Prior to Aviva, Baiju led the analytics group at IIROC, an entity overseeing Canadian equity & fixed-income markets and ingesting 600M+ data points daily and in realtime. The analytics group at IIROC guided decision making in todays machine driven (algorithmic) markets and embedded machine learning and other algorithmic surveillance capabilities for market oversight. In addition Baiju spearheaded IIROC’s primary research into market-structure issues as well emerging technologies such as Blockchains.
Baiju was also part of the early team at OANDA, a FinTech startup that disrupted retail foreign-exchange markets, and that attracted one of the largest funding rounds in Canada of $100M from leading silicon valley venture firms. Baiju was responsible for building and leading the data engineering, data sciences and growth teams at OANDA. He is also a founder of Fstream, a SaaS provider for ingesting and analyzing high-frequency streaming data.
Baiju has a BSc and MSc in Computer Science from Queen’s university and developed his data chops working on large biological datasets as part of his graduate work and later at the Ontario Cancer Institute.
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