Bangalore: slice, a fintech startup has appointed Nitin Basant as the first Chief Data Scientist in the organisation.
Prior to joining slice, Basant was leading the US-based data analytics company FICO‘s global team of data scientists. He has the experience of working with clients globally across financial services, insurance, telecom, retail and manufacturing sectors.
An alumnus of IIT Kharagpur, Basant has 14 years of work experience in the data science and analytics field.
With broad experience in the R&D of analytic solutions, Basant has co-authored 5 patents in his professional career so far and 3 have been received patent grants. As a Chief Data Scientist, Basant will be responsible for scaling up slice’s data science and analytics team.
“Nitin brings with him tremendous depth and breadth in data science and analytics. Given how slice is already pushing boundaries in terms of simple, customised, and hassle-free customer experience, Nitin will be further driving a culture of data-driven decision making at slice,” said Rajan Bajaj, Founder and CEO – slice.
“The team at slice is challenging all conventional notions of customer experience & digital payments in India. I hope to push the boundaries in terms of how we can use data, ML and AI to deliver an unmatched experience to our customers,” said Nitin Basant, Chief Data Scientist – slice.
“Having closely witnessed how data innovation can set organizations apart in the fintech space coupled with my experience at a global analytics firm, have helped me adopt best industry practices. slice has given me the opportunity to marry the two. I’m excited to be a part of the team & also to come back to India to contribute my bit to the growing Indian fintech ecosystem,” added Basant.
slice has more than 3 million users. Despite the pandemic, the company continued hiring and strengthening its leadership team and recorded a 40-50% increase in average customer spends. It also recently launched a game-changing rewards feature which makes slice super card the best way for millennials and gen z to make payments.