Manav Misra Bio

Vice President and Chief Data Science Officer




As the chief knowledge and science officer at CenturyLink Cognilytics, Manav Misra leads our decision/data science and product development teams. He consults with leaders at several Fortune 50 companies, understands their key pain points, and helps our teams architect innovative solutions to business problems, leveraging best-of-breed Big Data technologies and advanced analytics algorithms. Combining his knowledge of business, technology, and machine learning, he is a thought partner to many of our customers. 


The product development teams under Misra focus on creating solutions that integrate the Data to Decisions journey for our customers. Examples include unique machine-learning-based cybersecurity solutions and vertical-specific advanced analytics solutions designed for verticals like financial services, retail, and health care. Misra is a frequent speaker at industry events and hosts regional thought leadership dinner events for our customers and partners. He was previously a co-founder of StorePerform Technologies, the head of BI and Strategy at KB Toys’s online arm, and a professor of computer science. He has a PhD in computer engineering from the University of Southern California, and a BS in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.