Former 99acres head of business and Housing.com adviser Vineet Singh has been appointed Move Inc Chief Data Officer to drive innovation and enhance consumer experience.
The News Corp subsidiary, which operates Realtor.com in the US says as its first-ever chief data officer, Singh will lead realtor.com's data science and engineering with a focus on making it easier for home buyers, sellers and dreamers to find their perfect home.
Singh brings more than 25 years of experience focused on data mining, research and analytics at world class technology companies, including Intuit, HP, Hitachi, Ltd and IBM.
At Move, he will report to Suhail Ansari, the company's chief technology officer, who was appointed last November.
"This new role underscores the vital importance of economic and consumer data to the online real estate industry," Ansari says.
"In addition to supplementing our comprehensive and accurate listing information with better market data, a focus on data science and engineering will enable us to drive a much more compelling and personalized user experience.
According to Ansari, Singh brings the right mix of academic, research, analytics and data science experience to drive innovation that will help realtor.com demystify one of the biggest decisions most people will make in their lifetime.
Singh spent seven years at Intuit in various leadership roles overseeing the company's data science, data engineering, new business innovation and web research and analytics.
Prior to Intuit, he spent eight years at HP, where he led data teams in research, engineering, and services. As business intelligence principal in the Services business, he built the Americas practice from the ground up and doubled the revenue of the global practice.
As the chief scientist of the Hitachi Information Technology Lab, Singh led a world-class team of data scientists who collaborated with faculty at Stanford and MIT and filed numerous patents.
A frequent keynote speaker and author of dozens of articles in leading journals and conferences, Singh has been awarded 10 patents.
He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, a master's degree in computer science from MITand a PhD in artificial intelligence from Stanford University.