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Dream Sports Appoints Anantha Sundararajan As Chief Data Officer

Sundararajan joins Dream Sports from Novartis and brings close to 25 years of experience spanning both academic and corporate professions

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Sports technology company Dream Sports has selected Anantha Sundararajan as its first Chief Data Officer (CDO).

In this position, Sundararajan will be responsible for improving fan experience, engagement and trust, powered by cutting edge AI, ML, Data Science, Decision Science and Data Engineering for Dream Sports’ growing user base of 140 million sports fans across all its portfolio companies.

He will also oversee the creation and utilisation of data-led assets, products and capabilities through technology innovations across the Dream Sports ecosystem.

Sundararajan joins Dream Sports from Novartis, where as Head DSAI & CDO, he played a key role in making Data Science & AI as part of the overarching competitive strategy for Novartis by bringing breakthrough innovations transcending multiple areas such as Research, Drug Discovery and Development, Portfolio Optimisation, Operations, Drug Launch, Brand Strategy and Marketing. He brings close to 25 years of experience spanning both academic and corporate professions.

In a statement, Harsh Jain, CEO and co-founder, Dream11 & Dream Sports said, “As a pure-play sports tech company, where data drives all our decisions, we are delighted to have Anantha onboard to formulate and drive our AI and Data vision. His deep expertise will help us further evolve our cutting-edge data led innovations for superior and personalised fan engagement. We are confident that under Anantha’s leadership, Dream Sports will continue to champion the highest standards of user experience and help Indian and global sports fans engage even more with their favourite sports.”

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