In his new role as vice president of data science and analytics for KAR Global, Chris Simokat will lead all DRIVIN-powered data science functions for the company.
He will also oversee data analytics that are fueling KAR’s suite of data as a service (DaaS) platform capabilities delivering actionable intelligence to customers.
Simokat’s experience includes more than 20 years of work in the areas of digital, analysis, and data science. His technical background and knowledge base include areas such as cybersecurity, fraud and capacity forecasting as well as digital marketing and international team management.
He was most recently with Citi for the past seven years. Since 2016, he served as senior vice president and chief data scientist in Citi’s data innovation office.
Also at that company, he managed data science teams working with regulatory compliance and also on cost-savings and revenue-generating initiatives.
In addition, his work involved providing data science jumpstart services enterprise-wide. He also led projects in the development of machine learning and advanced analytics solutions.
“Chris’ technical skills profile covers a broad range of data science topics, from deep learning and anomaly detection to natural language processing and data visualization,” KAR Global vice president for DaaS, Joe Oliveri, said in a news release.
Oliveri continued, “His extensive experience in big data, machine learning, predictive modeling and data analysis will be a valuable asset at DRIVIN as we continue leading the vehicle remarketing industry in delivering analytical and market intelligence solutions to our customers.”