Chief Research Officer, Nielsen
As the Chief Research Officer with the Nielsen Company, Mainak leads 1,000+ data scientists focused on deploying AI for innovation and automation for the business. Before this second tenure with Nielsen, where he had led innovation for the firm, Mainak developed the data science team and products for Simulmedia, a data management platform for Programmatic TV. Prior to Simulmedia, as the Chief Strategy Officer of GfK, Mainak led digital transformation for the measurement company. Earlier in his career, Mainak spent several years with Ad Tech, including DoubleClick Inc. (acquired by Google), where he led research and analytics for DART ad server products. Mainak holds an undergraduate international economics degree from the American College, Switzerland and has an M.A. in Demography from Brown University. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, son and a dog.