Analytics firm Affine strengthens India operations with key leadership appointments to drive expansion plans

Leading pure play AI and analytics firm, Affine has announced its entry into tech-hub Hyderabad—a major expansion plan for its India operations. Affine’s global presence extends to the US and Singapore.

With this move Affine intends to nearly double its headcount over the next 12 months, primarily focussing on adding talent in AI engineering and Cloud computing.

“Today’s announcement marks a major milestone in the company’s decade long journey as a catalyst for business transformation for global enterprises across manufacturing, gaming and entertainment, and hi-tech, among other industries,” the company’s statement read.

Affine has announced key appointments to its leadership team to continue leading its charge into the next growth phase.

Kishore Kumar, Vice President, Head of Customer Success—an IIM-C graduate with over two decades of experience in advanced analytics and AI, Kishore will be helping Affine’s clients on their digital transformation journey.

Gokulnath Niranjanan—will lead the GCC/GBS business unit at Affine. With more than 15 years of experience serving the GCC industry, in roles spanning sales & marketing, strategic planning, consulting, Gokul will pursue the GCC business segment as a strategic growth initiative.

Navin Patel, Head, Talent Acquisition—with more than 18 years of experience in talent acquisition in analytics & technology industry, Navin will build on the Learn and Innovate culture of Affine to attract new talent in tech engineering, AI, Cloud and other emerging analytics technologies.

Despite the pandemic, Affine has achieved a significant growth in 2021, and the location expansion plans are towards fulfiling the demand for top talent to implement the next breakthrough in AI and data analytics.

Manas Agarwal, CEO, Affine mentioned, “With AI & Cloud lead digital transformation proving a game changer in the last few years, the demand for the right set of solutions and talent has exploded. Having thrived on the rich talent pool at Namma Bengaluru for the last decade, I’m excited at our arrival to the Hi-Tech city, Hyderabad.”

Through FY22, Affine will be hiring more than 300 professionals in data science, data engineering, and cloud. The work culture at Affine blends innovation and a relentless hunger to create & implement AI driven solutions to real-world problems.

Vineet Kumar, Co-Founder and Chief Solutions Architect, Affine added, “We are going through a very exciting phase at Affine. Our key focus has always been to build deep tech and deep solution capabilities for our client leveraging AI, analytics and Cloud engineering. We are scaling our talent pool to address the astonishing demand for our niche capabilities from our clients.”

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