Dattaraj Jagdish Rao is the author of the book “Keras to Kubernetes: The journey of a Machine Learning model to Production”. Dattaraj leads the AI Research Lab at Persistent and is based in Goa, India. He is responsible for driving thought leadership in AI/ML across the company. He leads a team that explores the state-of-the-art in Natural Language Understanding, Reinforcement Learning, Explainable AI, ML-Ops and demonstrates applicability to Healthcare, Banking and Industrial domains.
Earlier, he worked at General Electric (GE) for 19 years building Industrial IoT solutions for Predictive Maintenance, Digital Twins and Machine Vision. He held several Technology Leadership roles at Global Research, GE Power and Transportation (part of Wabtec). He led the Innovation team out of Bangalore that incubated video track-inspection from an idea into a commercial Product. Dattaraj has 11 patents in Machine Learning.