Hitachi Vantara Federal Welcomes Dr. Pragyansmita Nayak as New Chief Data Scientist

Vantara Federal
, a leader in data-driven solutions and services for
the federal government, announced today that Dr. Pragyansmita Nayak has
joined the company as chief data scientist. In this role, Nayak will
empower customers to better leverage their data through machine
learning, artificial intelligence and advanced data analytics.

“Dr. Nayak’s expertise and insight in developing mission-focused data
strategies using the most advanced tools available in artificial
intelligence and machine learning will be a great asset to our federal
customers as well as our internal team,” said Dave
Turner, president and CEO of Hitachi Vantara Federal
. “Her
involvement in the AI and machine learning community will certainly
contribute to Hitachi Vantara Federal maintaining our position on the
forefront of the technology landscape, which is essential when
supporting the critical missions of the federal government.”

With more than 20 years of experience in software and data science
research and development, Nayak is an expert in data intelligence,
machine learning and analytics within the government technology
industry. Throughout her career, she has served as a resource in data,
analysis, systems integration and computer science for various federal

“I am pleased to join Hitachi Vantara Federal’s team and welcome the
opportunity to help our government customers navigate through and
embrace new technologies that advance their missions,” said Nayak. “I
look forward to working with this team to showcase and deliver the
amazing end-to-end data solutions that Hitachi Vantara Federal has to

Prior to joining Hitachi Vantara Federal, Nayak was the principal
research engineer with Apogee Research LLC, where she led the
implementation of solutions for the Defense Advanced Research Projects
Agency on the System of Systems Integration Technology and
Experimentation program and the Vetting Commodity IT Software and
Firmware project.

Before Apogee, Nayak worked on the Momentum Financial project at CGI
Federal Inc. as a technical and data architect solving the data
challenges of civilian agencies, including the Departments of the
Interior and State, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal
Communications Commission and the U.S. Agency for International
Development. While at CGI, Nayak also functioned as the product owner of
the Momentum Data Warehouse and multiple data solutions leveraging
federal financial accounting and budgeting data.

Nayak holds a doctorate in computational sciences and informatics from
George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from
Birla Institute of Technology and Science of Pilani, India.

She is the founder of the Northern Virginia Deep Learning Meetup and
leads the partnership committee for Viz for Social Good. Nayak also
serves as a reviewer with ACM Computing Reviews, Python conference SciPy
and Grace Hopper Celebration in Computing.

About Hitachi Vantara Federal Corporation

Hitachi Vantara Federal, Corporation, implements data and analytics
solutions that meet the federal government’s needs today and tomorrow.
Hitachi Vantara Federal provides pathways to the cloud and converged IT
systems through virtualization, storage and DCC to reduce IT complexity
and increase the efficiency of the U.S. government. Hitachi Vantara
Federal is able to offer the best information and operation technology
from across the Hitachi family to provide exceptional value to
government agencies. Hitachi Vantara Federal Corporation is
headquartered in Reston, Virginia. For more information, please visit
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About Hitachi Vantara

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., utilizes
technology, intellectual property and industry knowledge to deliver
data-management solutions that help enterprises improve customer
experiences, develop new revenue streams, and lower business costs. Only
Hitachi Vantara elevates customers’ innovation advantages by combining
deep information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and domain
expertise. The company’s experts work with organizations globally to
drive data to achieve meaningful business outcomes. Learn more at

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, leverages its
talent and proven experience in global markets to deliver innovative
solutions and services to address society’s greatest challenges. The
company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2017 (ended March 31, 2018)
totaled 9,368.6 billion yen ($88.4 billion). The Hitachi Group is an
innovation partner for the IoT era and has approximately 307,000
employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation with customers,
Hitachi powers Social Innovation solutions using digital technologies to
deliver a new generation of smart businesses across a broad range of
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