Bengaluru: Ola, the on-demand cab aggregator run by ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd, on Friday named Sunil Shirguppi as vice-president engineering.

A former technology fellow and vice-president data science at investment bank Goldman Sachs and head of data services at LinkedIn, Shirguppi will work with the technology team at Ola towards enhancing capabilities in data science and machine learning, behavioural and consumer analytics and other data platform capabilities.

“As an organization, we churn tonnes of valuable data every single day and this can be continuously used to build a superior experience for both drivers and consumers. Sunil’s experience and expertise will help us scale engineering capabilities at Ola to enable mobility for a billion Indians."Ankit Bhati, chief technology officer and co-founder of Ola, said in a statement on Friday.

Ola operates in 102 cities and has around 350,000 vehicles including cabs and auto-rickshaws.

“Data plays an important role in optimising different aspects of a fast-growing network like Ola’s and I am excited to be a part of this new journey with a company that has redefined mobility in the country within a short span of time," Shirguppi said in a statement.

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