Movers and shakers: Nuria Oliver joins Comviva's advisory board

Renowned data scientist joins Indian telco.
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Comviva has announced that Nuria Oliver has joined its advisory board.

Director of research in data science at Vodafone, chief data scientist at Data-Pop Alliance and chief scientific advisor for the Vodafone Institute, Oliver will assist Comviva with achieving its current vision and capitalizing on future growth opportunities. She will work with the Comviva leadership team, providing strategic recommendations on the company’s existing portfolio and new initiatives. She will also provide her expertise on strategic alliances and investments.

Oliver brings to the table over 20 years of research experience in the areas of human behaviour modeling and prediction from data and human-computer interaction. She holds a PhD in perceptual intelligence from MIT, and has worked at Microsoft Research and as the first female scientific director at Telefónica R&D. Her work is well-known, with over 150 scientific publications that have received about 14,000(!) citations. She is the co-inventor of 40 filed patents, and a regular keynote speaker at international conferences.

Manoranjan Mohapatra, chief executive officer at Comviva, is naturally pretty excited. “We are proud to be adding someone of Nuria Oliver’s caliber to our advisory board.  We have had numerous discussions with regard to our lines of business, and felt she was the perfect fit for our organisation. We look to leverage her vast experience as we continue our journey into an innovations led, data centered and customer centric organization.” 

Oliver is also excited to get to work. “My decision was shaped upon reviewing the amount and consistency of projects undertaken in the past and exploring the future with the leadership team," she explains. "The excellent level of communication built a frame of mutual appreciation and trust that secured my decision." 

Comviva’s advisory board will include advisors with a range of experience and expertise from a range of industries. Among other matters, the board will provide counsel to the leadership team as Comviva looks to scale and expand its business globally.

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