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Vishwa Kolla

AVP, Head of Advanced Analytics, John Hancock Insurance

Vishwa is the head of Advanced Analytics (and AI) at John Hancock Insurance and is passionate about combining math and data to drive Business outcomes. He is a thought leader and regularly speaks at conferences on a variety of topics (

Vishwa received his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, an MS from U. Denver and BS from BITS Pilani, India.

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In 1997, Deep Blue beat then reigning chess champion, Gary Kasprov. In 2011, Watson beat then reigning Jeopardy champion, Ken Jennings. In 2016, Alphago beat then reigning Go champion, Lee Sedol. It is not surprising to see why AI is on top of everyone’s mind. With Digital Assistants (Siri, Alexa, Google Home, Cortana), chat bots, self-driving cars, face...