Dr. Zunaid Kazi is a data scientist and technology executive with over 20 years leadership experience in IT research, software product development, solutions implementation, and project management particularly in data and analytics solutions.
- Proven expertise in driving software products from vision to profitability, and in leading multi-million dollar globally distributed projects and products
- Subject matter expert in data sciences, data integration, data and text analytics, machine learning, entity resolution, search and information retrieval with numerous publications and patents.
- Unique experience in cleansing huge collections/databases of people names taking into account data errors as well as cultural and ethnic naming conventions.
Zunaid is currently CTO at GenWeb2, an IT services firm. Zunaid drives product and engagement strategy and is responsible for leading engaments from inception to timely delivery.
He is also founder Principal at Knowtomation. Knowtomation provides enterprise software and services for solutions leveraging text analytics to mine knowledge and insights from big data, particularly in the area of Healthcare and Business Intelligence. It also provides data aggregation, integration and analytics expertise for deriving custom actionable insights from unstructured data.
Earlier, Zunaid was VP, Research and Development at Parity Computing.
Parity's text and unstructured data integration, analytics and knowledge discovery solutions extract meaning and relationships from unstructured data to support informed decision making. In addition to leading R&D efforts, Zunaid's role included defining technology strategy and developing technology innovations. He pioneered the patented technology for normalizing disparate data sources to automatically create profiles of people and organizations derived from knowledge extracted from large text corpora as seen in the ACM Digitial Library, IEEE XPlore and Reed-Elsevier's SciVerse SCOPUS.
Previously, he was Director of Technology Strategy
and Product Management at Liaison Technologies. Liaison provided content
integration solutions for creating and managing commerce-ready catalogs.
At Liaison, Zunaid was responsible for directing product management
for the entire Liaison product suite. He also innovated and implemented
several major product enhancements using advanced NLP and IR techniques.
Earlier, Zunaid was with IBM Research where he was a Research
Staff Member at the Thomas
J. Watson Research Center. While at IBM, Zunaid played a major
role in the development of IBM's text-analytic
frameworks and applications.
Zunaid also spent some time in academia and teaching
Computer Science in the Department
of Computer Science and Engineering at the Bangladesh
University of Engineering and Technology for a couple of years.
Zunaid received an MS and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the
University of Delaware
and a BS in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the Bangladesh University of
Engineering and Technology in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
He has authored a number of technical publications