SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Move, Inc., a subsidiary of News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA] [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] and operator of leading online real estate services destination realtor.com®, today announced the appointment of Vineet Singh as its first-ever chief data officer. Singh will lead realtor.com®'s data science and engineering with a focus on driving innovation to make it easier for home buyers, sellers and dreamers to find their perfect home.
Singh brings more than 25 years of experience focused on data mining, research and analytics at world class technology companies, including Intuit, HP, Hitachi, Ltd. and IBM. At Move, he will report to Suhail Ansari, the company's chief technology officer.
"This new role underscores the vital importance of economic and consumer data to the online real estate industry. In addition to supplementing our comprehensive and accurate listing information with better market data, a focus on data science and engineering also enables us to drive a much more compelling and personalized user experience," Ansari said. "Vineet brings the right mix of academic, research, analytics and data science experience to drive innovation that will help realtor.com demystify one of the biggest decisions most people will make in their lifetime."
Singh spent seven years at Intuit in various leadership roles overseeing the company's data science, data engineering, new business innovation and web research and analytics. Prior to Intuit, he spent eight years at HP, where he led data teams in research, engineering, and services. As business intelligence principal in the Services business, he built the Americas practice from the ground up and doubled the revenue of the global practice. As the chief scientist of the Hitachi Information Technology Lab, Singh led a world-class team of data scientists who collaborated with faculty at Stanford and MIT and filed numerous patents.
A frequent keynote speaker and author of dozens of articles in leading journals and conferences, Singh has been awarded 10 patents. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, a master's degree in computer science from MIT and a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence from Stanford University.
About Move, Inc. and realtor.com®
Move, Inc. operates the realtor.com® website and mobile experiences, which provide buyers, sellers and renters of homes with the information, tools and professional expertise they need to discover and create their perfect home. News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA]; [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] acquired Move in November 2014, and realtor.com® quickly established itself as the fastest growing online real estate service provider as measured by comScore.
As the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®, consumers know they can look to realtor.com® for the most comprehensive and accurate information anytime, anywhere. With relationships with nearly 800 multiple listing services (MLS), realtor.com® has more than 3 million for-sale listings, which account for more than 97 percent of all MLS-listed for-sale properties. More than 90 percent of the listings are updated every 15 minutes. Move's network of websites provides consumers a wealth of innovative tools, including Doorsteps®, Moving.com™, SeniorHousingNetSM and others. Move supports real estate professionals by providing many services to grow their businesses in an increasing digital, on-demand world, including ListHub™, the nation's leading listing syndicator and centralized intelligence platform for the real estate industry; TigerLead®; Top Producer® Systems; and FiveStreetSM and Reesio as well as many free services.
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