Shantanu (‘Shan’) Lodh is Head of Data Science, Bottomline. Shan and his team, the Central Data & Analytics (CD&A) group, are responsible for analyzing the vast data traffic generated across the various Bottomline networks in the Payments, Banking and Financial Messaging verticals. The CD&A’s mission is to use cutting-edge Data Science and Machine Learning principles to help Bottomline and our customers derive actionable insights from this data and to implement AI empowered solutions directly into our internal processes and product offerings. The CD&A is a global team, with members located across North America and Europe. Prior to joining Bottomline, Shan worked in the City (Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas) in equity derivatives and in high-frequency trading where he developed derivatives payoffs and quantitative trading strategies. Shan holds a First Class degree in Economics from Cambridge University.