About Me




I’m a Managing Director in KPMG’s AI Innovation & Enterprise Solutions. I lead & drive the architecture, technology & creation of AI + Emerging Tech offerings. I also drive the innovation initiatives & incubation efforts, both internally and externally working with clients.

I’m well adept at creating environments that foster innovation, collaboration, and risk-taking. I have led the incubation and creation of several complex AI solutions. These solutions have solved a wide range of problems in areas such as Tax & Audit, Industrial Automation, Aviation Safety, Insurance Claims, Field Service, Multimedia Enrichment, Social Care, Digital Marketing, AI enabled RPA, M&A, KYC etc. Several of these have been subsequently deployed and resulted in positive business outcomes.

Previously, I spent 12 years at IBM including Watson and rising to the rank of an IBM Distinguished Engineer. As a CTO, led an organization that drives innovation and also create + incubate AI solutions & patterns. The solutions were leveraged ML/DL, NLP, advanced analytics, as well as Cloud and IoT capabilities with clients globally.

Prior to Watson at IBM, I worked with several customers in 25+ countries. I led efforts in the areas of OSS/BSS transformation, Cloud Service Broker, Cloud Storefronts, Digital Media Supply Chain, Mobile Payments, Smart Metering, Real-time Campaigns.  I also previously worked at Webify Solutions (acquired by IBM), KPMG, BearingPoint and Ericsson Research.

I did my Masters in Electrical Engineering from UT Arlington and filed around ~20 patents. I get invited to speak at a lot at events and do guest lectures to graduate level classes in Analytics & Machine Learning. I’m a chronic learner and I also teach middle school kids programming & data science.

When I find the time, try to write at http://www.nirvacana.com and @swamichandra. Avid gamer and also mix music which you can hear at http://www.reverbnation.com/basscurry.

7 Replies to “About Me”

  1. U N P Gangadhar Raju says: Reply

    Hi Chandu
    This is UNP Gangadhar Raju from Hyderabad…..your data is very much informative…..currently i am studying the concepts of Data warehousing & Data mining……..i like the way of data scientist……if you have some materials please pass it to me.

    thank you

  2. I am impressed with your article (Becoming a Data Scientist – Curriculum via Metromap)

    I want to follow you in linkedin.

    May I get your e-mail? 🙂

  3. Thanks for the metromap! I have been looking for a Data Science program to do. Any recommendations based on your knowledge. I dont want to start any degree program. I have been in the Data integration world for yesterday and I have a Master’s degree. Not interested in another master. Wont mind taking a boot camp program

  4. Great metromap, I love it, I am building a career track at my firm for new Data Scientists, this is a very beautiful and easy way to view and explain it.

  5. The article (Becoming a Data Scientist – Curriculum via Metromap) was an anwser to lot of question and narrated in an awesome way . I want to follow you in linkedin. May I get your e-mail? or
    in.linkedin.com/pub/renjith-k-r/84/89b/455/

  6. Sandeep Kumar says: Reply

    Hi Swami
    I found your link through data science forum on coursera.
    I am doing some courses there to learn various aspects of data science. (by Jeff Leek of Johns Hopkins)
    I would like to use the training map (which is excellent) in my mentoring to other people.
    Eagerly awaiting next version where you provide links for learning/ practising/ further resources on topics.
    Also going to look you up on twitter where I can follow you.
    Best wishes
    Sandeep.

  7. Juan Murillo says: Reply

    Hey, thanks for posting this road map

    I from Venezuela, and working since 6 months with “big data”.

    See you !

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