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Dr. Sarmila Basu

Senior Director


Dr. Sarmila Basu, as a Sr. Director at Microsoft, leads the Data Science within Enterprise Services’ Data & AI domain and oversees global customer engagements. In this role, she has played a key role in setting the direction and execution of the company’s commitment to leveraging Advanced Analytics solutions using Microsoft technology. Using this Data Science strategy maximizes management’s ability to make data driven decisions and solve challenging business problems.

Dr. Basu is a Ph.D. in Economics, and has 20 years of senior management experience working with Fortune 500 companies in Telecom, Financial Services and IT. She is passionate about Data Science and the business value it delivers. Sarmila firmly believes there is an art to Data Science. It requires more than Advanced Analytics depth and technical expertise to make a material difference in how we help our company and customers.

Dr. Basu is a noted and sought-after conference speaker. When not at work, Sarmila is committed to her philanthropic pursuits. These interests include economic empowerment of marginalized sections of the population through active volunteering and Board services through organizations like Global Give Back Program, People for Progress in India and mentoring of several early in career women in tech sector.