Niki Khokale

Company: Fountain9
Position: CEO and Co-founder

Niki is the CEO and cofounder of Fountain9 that specializes in automated AI based forecasting and optimization solution for companies that deal with scale and complexity of wide variety of products and vast distribution networks (for eg. retails, FMCG and ecommerce companies).

Prior to starting Fountain9, Niki worked in the US for 8 years and more recently at Google in San Francisco as the Head of Strategy and Analytics for Google Fiber. Before that she was with American Express in New York as the Director for Risk and Information Management. Her career has been focussed in the field of data science and its applications for solving various business problems ranging from forecasting demand, understanding customer segments to ROI optimizations and pricing strategies.

In terms of her education, she did masters in Information Systems Management from Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh with focus on machine learning and engineering in Electronics and Telecommunication from KJ Somaiya College of Engineering in Mumbai. She recently moved back to India and started Fountain9 earlier this year.