Aviso Names Former Top Salesforce Einstein Researcher As Chief Data Scientist
Company also taps industry veteran as Chief Customer Officer
Aviso, the pioneer in AI-powered sales guidance and forecasting, announced the appointment of veteran artificial intelligence and machine learning researcher Joy Mustafi as Chief Scientist. The former Principal Researcher for Salesforce’s Einstein platform will leverage his decades of experience to help Aviso customers accelerate deal-closing and expand revenue opportunities.
Ranked as one of India’s 10 top data scientists by Analytics India Magazine, Mustafi has led data science research at tech giants including Salesforce, Microsoft, and IBM, winning 50 patents and authoring over 25 publications on AI. He was associated with IBM for a decade as Data Scientist involved in a variety of business intelligence solutions, including IBM Watson. He worked as Principal Applied Scientist at Microsoft, responsible for AI research. Most recently, Mustafi was the Principal Researcher for Salesforce’s Einstein platform. Mustafi is also the Founder and President of MUST Research, a non-profit organization promoting excellence in the fields of data science, cognitive computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced analytics for the benefit of society.
“Aviso is using predictive AI analytics and data-driven insights to transform the traditional sales process, eliminating the need to rely on intuitive hunches and fragmentary or confusing data,” Mustafi said. “Aviso’s innovative approach to guided selling lets sales executives break free from the painful limitations of conventional CRMs, and I’m looking forward to using my data science skills to help enterprise clients join the #noCRM revolution.”
Aviso also today announced the appointment of Dr. Shiamalee Perumal as Chief Customer Officer. Dr. Perumal has driven commercial success and new business development for a range of Fortune 50 corporations and bluechip B2B SaaS technology companies. During her decade-long tenure at GE, Dr. Perumal spearheaded go-to-market strategies for global sales teams to improve productivity, drive growth, and serve customers with speed. Prior to joining Aviso, Dr. Perumal was VP of Customer Strategy at Workhuman and Tact.ai, where she was instrumental in helping both companies drive exceptional customer experiences and outcomes.
“At Aviso, we work constantly to hone and perfect our cutting-edge AI forecasting and guidance technology, in order to better serve the evolving needs of our diverse and rapidly growing customer base,” said Trevor Templar, Aviso’s CEO. “These appointments give us the global talent and leadership we need to continue to grow, and to keep delivering the game-changing AI innovations that our customers have come to trust and rely upon.”
Other key recent Aviso hires include Sayan Deb Kundu, who formerly led Data Science teams at Anheuser-Busch InBev, and Maxim Tarasevich, former Director at the Boston Consulting Group and VP at BoardSpan.