Amit Phansalkar - Chief Data Officer, Apptopia, USA

Amit is the Chief Data Officer and member of the executive team at Apptopia, a mobile data company.

Prior to this, Amit co-founded and was the CEO of Netra Systems, a machine vision company creating intelligence from online images in social media.

Prior to Netra, Amit was the Chief Data Officer for Massmutual, where he was responsible for the vision and data strategy for consumer data.

Amit has more than 20 years of experience building data products and businesses and served as the global director of data sciences and advanced analytics at Millward Brown digital. Prior to that, he was a co-founder with a successful exit at Cognika. Amit began his career in systems biology following graduate work at Los Alamos labs. He has 4 data science patents and over 20 peer reviewed publications to his name. 

In addition, Amit is the co-founder and principal at, a non-profit organization that focuses on security and fraud challenges in digital advertising. He has also served as the founding chair of I-COM Data Science Board.