TransUnion announced that former Neustar Executive Vice President and Chief Data & Technology Officer, Venkat Achanta, will step into the newly created role of Executive Vice President and Chief Data & Analytics Officer for TransUnion, effective February 1.

The appointments follow TransUnion’s acquisition of Neustar in December 2021, helping to strengthen the company’s position as a global information and insights company.

As the leader of TransUnion’s new Global Data & Analytics organization, Achanta will execute a unified data strategy across TransUnion. Achanta will help to integrate Neustar’s proprietary OneID identity resolution platform across TransUnion’s products and services. OneID links people, devices, and locations across both online and offline worlds using advanced machine-learning and technology.

Charles Cartwright, TransUnion President and Chief Executive Officer stated: “Venkat’s strong leadership in data science, analytics, and enterprise information management will help accelerate the combination of TransUnion’s powerful digital identity assets and Neustar’s distinctive data and identity resolution capabilities.”

“I’m very excited about the future of data and analytics innovation at TransUnion,” said Achanta. “As we leverage our combined resources and technology, we will enable enhanced consumer experiences and drive more timely and accurate insights for our customers.”

Achanta has more than 20 years of experience in data science, analytics, and enterprise information management. Prior to joining Neustar in 2016, he was Chief Data Officer and Head of Data and Analytics at Walmart from 2014 to 2016, leading all data and analytics delivery platforms across the company globally. Achanta has held senior leadership positions in data and analytics at AIG, Capital One, and Experian. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Andhra University in India and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Source:  TransUnion