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Speaker Profiles – Business Analytics Industry Summit by informationexcellence
January 23, 2014, 4:48 pm
Filed under: 2014 Spring Conference
Parag Chitalia, Director for Global Operations, Supply Chain Analytics at Dell International Services Presenting Dell’s Edelman award finalist presentation (Application of analytics on Dell’s channel transformation):
Parag ChitaliaParag Chitalia has a Bachelor of Technology-Mechanical Engineering from IIT-Bombay and a Master of Science-Management Science from Case Western Reserve University, USA.  He brings over 23 yrs of Global Supply Chain Management experience.
Consulting with over 200 Global Fortune 500 Companies during his 20+ years, he has helped with Supply Chain Re-Engineering and Planning programs.
He has managed Supply Chain Consulting Services Practices in the US (16 yrs) and APJ (3 yrs).  He is currently Director for Global Operations, Supply Chain Analytics at Dell International Services. At Dell, he is responsible for driving Supply Chain Best Practice Globalization, Analytics Strategy. Parag, Himal and his two boys are now settled in Bangalore. They all love traveling and thrive on adventure sports.
Murugan Pugalenthi, Business Analysis Senior Manager, Dell Global Analytics Co-Presenting Dell’s Edelman award finalist presentation (Application of analytics on Dell’s channel transformation):
Murugan Pugalenthi9+ years in FMCG/ Manufacturing/High-Tech sectors, currently operating as Business Analysis Senior Manager – Operations with Dell Global Analytics and was a Senior Manager – Supply Chain at Cadbury Kraft. Experienced in SCM, Market Research, Sourcing, Sales Operations, Product Management, Business Intelligence, Analytics, Commercial acumen, Innovation Skills and Project Management. Received appreciation from CEO and HOD for exceptional contribution done towards the growth of organization. Awarded as Best SCM manager by Cadbury during last 2 years in a row & received 2 Gold awards in Dell. Received India Innovation award in Dell in 2013.
Dr. K. Raghava Rau, SME Data Scientist, Co-Presenting Dell’s Edelman award finalist presentation (Application of analytics on Dell’s channel transformation):
 Dr. Raghava has 18 years of experience in developing innovative optimization and advanced analytics based solutions for solving large scale business problems.
He worked in the domains of Supply Chain Optimization, Sales,  Marketing and Pricing Analytics areas.   Dr. Rau has a Ph.D. in Operations Research from IIT, Madras, India.   His current area of research and interests are in Machine Learning in the context of Big Data Analytics.

Venkatesh Vaidyanathan, VP – Product Management for Business Analytics at SAP Labs, Bangalore, Presenting New trends in Business Analytics

Venkatesh VaidyanathanVenkatesh Vaidyanathan is VP – Product Management for Business Analytics at SAP Labs, Bangalore. Venkatesh has worked in the Business Intelligence domain for the past 8 years, and works with teams to create new products in the BI domain. He is responsible for creating new products in Mobile and Predictive Analytics. Venkatesh has a Master Degree in Computer Science from NIT Surathkal, and has been involved with product development related to business intelligence, cluster computing, high-performance computing and diagnostics domains for over 20 years. Prior to joining SAP, Venkatesh has worked for HP and Sun Microsystems on system diagnostics and high performance computing

Dr Paul Pallath, Data Scientist at SAP Labs, Bangalore, Co-Presenting New trends in Business Analytics

Dr Paul PallathDr. Paul is a Data Scientist at SAP Labs, Bangalore working with the BI teams on Predictive and Self Service BI. He is a PhD in Machine learning algorithms from IIT Delhi, with several publications in the field of Machine Learning. During his IIT days he has worked very closely with DRDO for several key projects like mining encrypted text to predict the encryption algorithm used to generate the cipher text using wide variety of Neural Network algorithms and encryption key space identification. His areas of research include Fuzzy Decision Trees, Clustering, Neural Networks and Association Rule Mining algorithms. He has also done substantial work in User Segmentation, User Targeting, Episode Mining, Text mining and Churn Analysis in his career

Mr. Parameshwaran S Iyer, Sr Data Scientist, Robert Bosch Engineering & Business Solutions Pvt Ltd, Presenting Big Data Analytics for Intelligent Transport Management Systems

Param Iyer newParameshwar currently works as a Sr. Data Scientist at Robert Bosch Business & Engineering Solns LTD where he is the technical lead of team comprising data scientists, stat/math modelers & IT professionals. The team is a recent initiative within Bosch to leverage data across its various businesses & domains in aiding decision making. This team also provides services on the analytical & data front to various global customers of Bosch.
Mr. Iyer holds a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering & Operations research from Pennsylvania State University, post which he worked with General Motors R&D as Senior Researcher in their Customer Driven Advanced Vehicle Development labs. His focus herein was in integrating customer feedback & voices into next gen offerings of GM collaborating with their planning and finance teams. His current focus areas within Bosch lie in creating data enabled decision support systems for different verticals such as manufacturing, engineering & SCM operations. Mr. Iyer has around 10 publications in reputed journals & conferences, he holds a bachelors in mechanical engineering from Mumbai University.

Mohan B V, Robert Bosch Engineering & Business Solutions Pvt Ltd, Co-Presenting Big Data Analytics for Intelligent Transport Management Systems

Mohan BVMohan B V currently works Robert Bosch Business & Engineering Solns LTD where he is the technical lead. Over 15 years experience in Software industry in the areas of Design & Development IT Applications, engineering tools & products.
Mohan B V holds a Masters degree in M S Software Systems from BITS, Pilani  and  B.E Electronics and Communication from Mysore University.

Dr. Jay B.Simha is Chief Technology Officer, ABIBA Systems Presenting on WAR in R

JBS Latest photoDr. Jay B.Simha is Chief Technology Officer, ABIBA Systems, a Telecom BI & Analytics company based out of Bangalore. He has over 18 years of experience in R&D, Business Intelligence and Analytics consulting.
He has implemented large scale systems for telecom, BFSI and manufacturing industries in Business Intelligence and analytics.Prior to this he worked on medical data analysis with Siemens, working on algorithm design and data analysis. Earlier to that he was with Bigants consulting, providing BI/Predictive analytics solutions different clients in telecom, BFSI and Power.He holds a post graduate in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science. He holds a Doctoral degree in Data Mining and Decision Support andHe is active in research and has interests in business visualization, predictive analytics and decision support. . He has so far published about 40 papers in international journals and conferences in the areas of business intelligence and analytics. He has won numerous best paper awards in prestigious conferences, confirming the quality of work.

After Noon Session: Panel Discussion:

Panel Discussion on Analytical Talent Development from NASSCOM AIG:

Tejas Sanghavi, Vice President, Fractal Analytics

Tejas SanghaviTejas leads client engagement in key accounts in Financial Services and Insurance practice and heads Fractal Analytics Academy.
He comes with 14 years of experience in consulting global clients, and has been with Fractal for 4 years now.  Previously, he was entrepreneur at NeoQuant Solutions. Tejas’ current role is focused on driving learning initiatives at Fractal Analytics Academy and instutionalizing analytics at the client organization.  He has led multiple engagements across CRM analytics and risk analytics for financial services and insurance clients.
He has done his Master of Business Administration from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies.
Tejas believes that Analytics has the potential to bring transformation change in decision making at all levels. The challenge is in the art and science of combining the unlocked value hidden in diverse business systems and deep business experience

Ravi Shankar, AVP and Portfolio Head, INFOSYS

RavishankarRavishankar has been with Infosys BPO for over eight years now. He is a Chartered and Cost Accountant and prior to joining IBPO he was an Equity Analyst for over 13 years with significant stints with Cazenove, UK (now part of J P Morgan),  covering Indian stock markets. At Infosys BPO he has been involved in three start up areas. First he joined the team which set up the KPO team covering the Research and Analytics practices, which has since morphed into the Infosys Strategic Insights team. He then moved to head the operations of the Centralised Processing Centre for the Income Tax Department of India, a key Government of India project, run by Infosys to process the Income Tax returns filed in the country. Since November 2012 last year, he has been building up the Operational Analytics practice at Infosys BPO to drive process effectiveness and business outcomes for IBPO’s clients.

Vineet Mehta,  Group Manager – Enterprise BI, TARGET

Vineet MehtaVineet Mehta is a Group Manager for Enterprise Business Intelligence at Target India. In his role, he leads the Distribution and Transportation team which delivers insights and analytics for Target’s supply chain.
 He has over 14 years of experience leading IT transformations and deliveries, consulting and building competencies in business intelligence and analytics. Prior to joining Target, he was a Senior Manager at Thomson Reuters heading global delivery for Business Intelligence (BI) projects and initiatives, where he also spear headed the implementation of web analytics program to measure product effectiveness and provide customer insights for their leading financial product. He has previously worked with multinational banks on implementation of banking systems and BI.
 Vineet holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Shivaji University, a Post-Graduation in Software Engineering and Management from MISEM, Pune and an Executive General Management Certification from IIM, Bangalore.
 When not at work, Vineet enjoys traveling, watching movies, photography, playing cricket and spending time with his family.

Prof. Chiranjit Mukhopadhyay, Dept of Management Studies, IISc

prof ChiranjitProf  Chiranjit is Professor of Statistics at the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science.
His primary research interests are in Reliability and Statistical Quality Control with a Bayesian flavor. he is also very interested in Empirical Finance and Financial Econometrics guiding his doctoral and Masters students in these areas. he is also actively involved in industrial consultancy. Know more about Prof Chiranjit at his site

Dr. Rajaram Kudli, Analytics Education and Innovation Evangelist, Prajnan enterprises

Dr RajaramDr Rajaram is PhD in Computational Intelligence & Applications from IIT, Kharagpur. He has done his MTech in Production Science & Technology from IIT, Kharagpur and Bachelors in Industrial & Production Engineering from University of Mysore.
His 25+ years of experience spans across Industry, Research, Teaching and Advisory consulting.  Has served as a referee on the panel of IEEE transactions on systems, MAN AND CYBERNETICS. His expertise and focus areas include:
Expertise in Analytic Process  Automation, Analytical Modeling, Optimization, Data Mining Solutions, Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic & Genetic Algorithms for modeling, control & optimization of Engineering & Business processes in Industry, CAD/CAM, Visualization.
His prior experience includes:Faculty at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Symphony Services and Symphony Marketing Solutions; eKnowVenture Technologies and Parametric Technology (R&D) India Ltd.

Post Panel Sessions:


Ajay Sharma, Director, Yahoo Presenting on Analytics – Productivity Improvement Cases from Yahoo

  Ajay Ajay manages Search Analytics group at Yahoo. He has been at Yahoo for last five years working on some major initiatives like Search Analytcis, Audience Analytics, Partner Perfromance etc. Before Yahoo he worked at Intel.

Bagavath Subramanian, Architect, Yahoo Co-Presenting on Analytics – Productivity Improvement Cases from Yahoo

Bagavath is a technical Yahoo working on Search analytics initiatives for last 5+ years. He is an Oracle expert and implemented multi-terabyte warehouses and worked on various analytical application at Yahoo.

Vinodh Balasubramanian, Head – Trust and Horizontal Analytics at eBay Inc, Presenting on Trust Analytics at eBay

Vinodh picVinodh is an  effective leader with a track record of leading teams successfully. A person who pursues excellence in everything he does and aspires to help organizations achieve tangible successes. Demonstrates strong desire for continuous improvement, self reinvention and intellectual curiosity. MS and MBA from Top Global universities.Specialties: SKILL SETS: Analytics, strategy, business management and business process design and deployment.FUNCTIONAL
EXPERTISE: Web analytics, Mobile analytics, Pricing, Revenue management, Marketing, Manufacturing / Supply chain and Finance/ Costing
INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE: e-Commerce, Internet, Mobile, IT Infrastructure & services, transportation, airline revenue management, automotive components / semiconductor manufacturing and supply chain consulting.

Puneet Agarwal, Manager – Trust and Horizontal Analytics at eBay Inc, Co-Presenting on Trust Analytics at eBay

Puneet AgarwalHe is an Analytics expert with around 7 years of global consulting and corporate experience in business strategy, advanced analytics and project management.
He is a Business and Tnology savvy leader with experience in E-commerce, banking, insurance, logistics and human capital domains.
He is skilled in creating data-driven information based strategies, finding actionable insights to maximize revenue and profits, yield optimization as well as reducing marketing and operational costs.
He has excellent E-commerce, web and data analytics, problem-solving and technical capabilities

Akhilesh Gopal, eBay Inc, Co-Presenting on Trust Analytics at eBay

AkhileshAkhilesh is an IIM graduate with nearly 6 years of varied experience in capital markets, high frequency trading, FX and e-commerce. He was currency derivative product head for north India in United stock exchange (Bombay stock exchange subsidiary) and he is currently leading one of the key trust areas metric for eBay Global Marketplaces. Apart from these, he has worked with organizations like JPMorgan Chase Mumbai and Siemens India. In addition, Akhilesh has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Punjab engineering college, Chandigarh.  
Neeta Pande, Data Architect, Intuit Presenting on Building Big Data Analytics Platform at Intuit
neeta-pande Neeta has 13+ years of experience in Business Intelligence and Analytics. She has extensive experience architecting and engineering data analytics in BFSI, Manufacturing and Personal Finance domain.Her recent focus area includes usage behavior analysis, real time customer behavior prediction/contextual personalization service platforms and designing scalable and sustainable technology platform for solving big data problems.

Ganesh Parthasarathy,  Senior Director at Flutura Decision Sciences & Analytics Presenting on Unlocking the M2M Data Science


Ganesh Parthasarathy is a Decision Science and Analytics company focused on Big Data Analytics and Machine-2-Machine. Machines are constantly talking. It’s just that not many are listening. We do. Quite like how the brain receives millions of signals in any situation, processes it and makes sense of it in order to respond.Flutura voted in the global Top 20 Most Promising Big Data companies. Our patent-pending Cerebra platform makes sense of big data from machines, not just in oil rigs, but in areas as diverse as telecom and retail, power grids and smart buildings.He is part of the leadership team wearing multiple hats on this startup journey.

Dr. Abhinanda Sarkar, Data Scientist, Presenting Guidance Note on Analytics Progression

Dr Abhinanda SarkarDr. Sarkar comes with PhD (Stanford),  M. Tech (ISI). He is a Master Black Belt in lean Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma (GE).
Previously, Dr. Abhinanda was Principal Scientist, Software Sciences and Analytics, in GE Global Research and is based in the GE John F Welch Technology Center in Bangalore. He has led and contributed to services technologies for GE Energy and GE Capital focused mostly on risk management and reliability.
His other prior stints include IBM research Labs and MIT complementing business applications & reasearch across multiple domains.
In a research career with GE, IBM, and MIT, Abhinanda’s publications and patents have been in applying statistical and probabilistic methods to areas such as wind energy forecasting, bond market analytics, biomedical text mining, content-based image retrieval, wireless network interference, gravitational wave detection, etc.He has been a faculty at taught at MIT and Stanford. He has been a visiting faculty at IIMB, IIIMA, ISI Delhi and Department of Statistics at Stanford University among others.

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