E16 - A Career Wild Ride, with Shailendra Kumar, Technology Evangelist and Top Global Tech Influencer


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My life is accidental.

I was so surprised when Shaily said this.

How can one's life be so spontaneous!

Before diving any deeper, I would like to give some background of Mr. Shailendra Kumar.

He is a Machine Learning Leader, Evangelist, Best Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, and recognised as Top 50 Global Tech Influencer. He also got recognised as top 10 AI influencers to follow in 2021.

Till now, he has spoken at more than 300+ live events with Fortune 500 companies worldwide and has more than 200 videos of live discussions.

He's one of those few people who scored a little low in his 12th but ended up having a wonderful and inspiring life.

His current domains are Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science. His mission is to spread awareness about Artificial Intelligence.

In this episode of Empowering Indian Expats, Shailendra orates about

  • How he ended up doing 2 degrees at once and his learnings
  • Why did he choose computer science as his domain for graduation
  • His story of becoming one of the highest paid DJs in India, as his first job
  • His story of outstanding customer service bringing down the call drop to 1.8% which was the best so far in India by any service provider, and still getting fired
  • Becoming the first person to bring Analytics to India
  • Role of his mentor Rohini in his life
  • Story and significance of choosing Belgium over USA and UK as the destination for his first assignment abroad
  • Experience and challenges in setting up his company in India
  • His move to Australia, advice from the community on the way to start in this country (was limited in its own way
  • His funny story of the first job
  • His outstanding contribution to 2 large retailers and then setting up analytics practice for Accenture globally
  • How he managed to write and publish the bestselling book in just six months and his inspiration
  • The objective behind creating video content
  • What drove him to perform so many roles in his life

Book briefs:

Name- Making Money out of Data: The art and science of Analytics

Link- https://www.amazon.in/Making-Money-Out-Data-Analytics/dp/1547021748/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

About - This book contains all the projects done as a data analyst for over 2 decades. And explains how you can make money from data

His tip for writing a book: Be very focused, or else the book will never get finished

His advice to people who are stuck in their lives:

You need to get out of your comfort zone. And try asking yourself whom I can serve and what I can do to serve them.

Shailendra kumar's coordinates:

Host Ehsan’s coordinates- https://www.linkedin.com/in/alimohammadehsan/

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