Bengaluru, India
Located in the "Silicon Valley of India," DataKind Bengaluru (DataKind BLR) launched in August 2014 to ensure the city is equally known for its leadership in the data-for-good movement. Bengaluru is home to a large number of data professionals working at global technology firms, tech start-ups and research labs. There is also a robust local network of nonprofits working in areas ranging from rural development, literacy and health care to urban renewal and employment. Many of these organizations already have data professionals on staff and interest in using technology and data to further their work. Datakind BLR is in an ideal position to bring these groups together to not only make a local impact but serve as a shining example of data-for-good in India.
Our Team
Vivek Shrinivasan
Vivek is DataKind Bengaluru's Chapter Leader overlooking the Chapter operations and working on strengthening the work DataKind Bengaluru does. Vivek believes in the “Less is More” philosophy and considers simplicity as a principle in doing any work. He draws tangents from product designs as well as game strategy (football) to concretize ideas, from his day job as a UX designer at SAP or even side projects. The intersection of visualisation (art) and bit of geeky-ness (python+js) drew him to DataKind as a volunteer and the empathy to give "meaningful" solutions to the ones in need.
Puneeth Narayana
Puneeth is a graduate of IIIT-Bangalore. He holds eight years of entrepreneurial engineering experience in developing and managing data products from research and discovery through launch across digital health, logistics, and industrial automation domains. Puneeth is skilled in driving product innovation, adoption, and customer delight, and currently manages Data and Machine Learning products at the largest fashion eCommerce platform in India, Myntra. Has worn various hats in the field of data science including Business Intelligence Analyst, Data Analyst, Data Engineer, and Data Scientist. Has been involved with DataKind Bengaluru since 2015 in various capacities.
May 26, 2023
Volunteer Spotlight: Vijay Srikanth

How did you first become involved in DataKind and why? I have a master's degree in data science and machine learning. Like a lot of people, I found myself with extra time during the pandemic, and I wanted to use that time to do something meaningful within the data science ...

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November 23, 2021
Reintroducing DataKind Bengaluru

At DataKind, we strive every day to ensure we’re living our values. In an effort to continue to live up to our values of equity and respecting the richness of our community, we have an exciting announcement. We’re happy to share that the Chapter formerly known as DataKind Bangalore is ...

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April 30, 2021
Volunteer Spotlight: Priyanka Kalmane

Let us introduce you to Priyanka Kalmane ! She started off as a volunteer with DataKind DC, but after returning to India, is now a volunteer with DataKind Bangalore. Harnessing the power of data science for good is what inspires her. Priyanka’s a Data Specialist at Quality Education and Skills ...

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June 26, 2018
DataKind Bangalore’s DataLearn Session: The State of Civic Tech in India

Guest post by DataKind Bangalore

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