Speaker Bio's:  

Ramakrishna Chinta
SVP Global Practice Head - Business Information Management, Polaris Software Lab
Ramakrishna is BI Global Practice Head. In this role, he is responsible for the practice growth and managing the P&L. Ram in his prior experience has multi faceted exposure to solutioning, architecting and executing DW projects in 7 industry verticals for over 12 years in BI including doing applied research producing thought papers and ideas for productized services. Adding to this the field knowledge in sales and marketing in technological products and solutions augments his exposure to multiple industries. This coupled, his 20 years of experience is of techno - functional and business leader.
Karthikeyan Sankaran
Project Director - BI, Hexaware Technologies
Karthik has extensive experience in the Business Intelligence & Analytics domain having taken up multiple roles as a consultant, project manager and business development manager. With a techno-functional educational background (Masters in Computer Science and Business Administration), Karthik is a passionate BI practitioner with wide ranging interests in the analytics space. Karthik blogs regularly on various BI topics, has published articles in leading journals and has presented webinars in TDWI (The Data Warehousing Institute) forums.
Shankar Radhakrishnan
Associate Director of Projects - Big Data, Cognizant
Shankar brings more than 16 years of experience in Big Data, Data Architecture, Data warehousing, Analytics and Business Intelligence, playing technical leadership and cross functional roles. He has extensive experience working for private startups to multinational public companies, in United States and India. At Cognizant he is part of the Big Data practice where his team provides end to end services including Consulting in constructing Big Data strategy and building Road map, Big Data platform evaluation and recommendations, Objective point of view on Big Data space and Technology solutions, innovation using Big Data Labs, client-program specific Big Data platform recommendations, Design, Development, Implementation and Support of Big Data programs with both onsite and offshore models.
Dr. Bharatheesh Jaysimha
CTO, Abiba Systems
Dr. Jay B. Simha is Chief Technology Officer, ABIBA Systems, a telcom BI & Analytics company based out of Bangalore. He has about 15 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. He holds a post graduate in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science. He holds a Doctoral degree in Data Mining and Decision Support and Post Doctoral from Louisiana State University, USA. Dr. Simha 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.
Vishal Singh
Data Architect, Intuit
Vishal has over 14 years of experience in architecting and engineering large scale data analytics ecosystems encompassing enterprise data warehouses solutions for enterprise data or usage behavior analysis, real time customer behavior prediction/contextual personalization service platforms. His current focus area is designing scalable and sustainable technology platform. His current focus area is designing scalable and sustainable technology platform for solving big data problem in an enterprise.
Venkatesh Babu
President and CEO, Tiara Consulting
Venkatesh possesses 15+ years of Global Consulting experience in working directly with US Fortune, Europe and Asia Pacific customers. He founded Tiara Consulting Services, Inc., a US Corporation incorporated in California and providing Specialized and IT Consulting services for US Fortune customers since 2006, with globally spread business operations in the US, India and Singapore. He is specialized in Business Development, Strategic Consulting, Customer Relationship Management, Operations Research, Decision Support, Connecting Business Team with Technology, Understanding and designing Business Processes, providing Technology Solutions, understanding and designing Technology Architecture for business needs, offering IT software solutions, business data migration and execution), and Project Management (PMI Certified PMP).
Sachin Sangtani
Senior Technical Consultant, Kognitio
Sachin joined Kognitio in September 2011. Prior to this, he was the Chief Business Technologist for Client Intelligence at J.P. Morgan, & built a large data warehouse platform providing a 360-degree view of institutional & investor clients to over 8000 users in all lines of business at J.P. Morgan. Prior to J.P. Morgan, Sachin was the Strategic Development Manager for the data warehouse platform for Prime Services at Credit Suisse. He has more than a decade of consulting experience in data warehousing & BI, leading implementations at clients like Wal-Mart, Starwood Hotels & Lexus. He worked at Cambridge Technology Partners as a Senior Architect, focused on data & data related solutions.
Aditya Satyadev
Director, BizAcuity Solutions
Aditya has 14+ years of experience in both technical and senior management roles in technology driven organizations with comprehensive experience in building and managing Enterprise BI Applications. He founded BizAcuity Solutions in 2011. Prior to this, he worked as General Manager – Business Platform at BwinParty, one of the worlds largest online gaming companies. Based on his vast experience in both Transactional Applications and Enterprise BI applications, Aditya has been currently involved in systems design, enterprise architecture, data modeling, ETL design, BI platform and infrastructure design, data stewardship roles apart from Business Development, Management consulting and Customer Relationship Management. He is always keen in learning new tools and technologies in BI space and has been experimenting with Open Source as well as Proprietary BI technologies.
Satyajit Mohanty
Sr. DWBI Architect, NetApp
Satyajit has over two decades of experience in the Information Technology field, with expertise in data warehouse architecture, and data base application development. He has been an integral part of every phase (analysis, design, testing, implementation) of database projects using every common type of data store – transactional (OLTP), data warehouse (Kimball/Inmon), and Data Mart (OLAP). For over 12 years, his career focus has been centered on BI, Data Warehouse system design, development and deployment. The application of extensive experience across multiple DBMS; and platforms has provided a strong aptitude for multidimensional data base design coupled with robust operational architectures. He loves to work on performance tuning with regards to data loading to data warehouse. He also has hands on database system construction experience to include testing, OLAP cube design and construction, extraction/transformation/loading (ETL) design and implementation using different ETL tools available in the market. He is a frequent trainer in data modeling, ETL techniques, etc.
Srinivasan Sengamedu
VP Analytics & Labs, Komli Media
Srinivasan currently serves as the Vice President and Head of Komli Analytics and Labs. He is a former Director of Research at Yahoo Labs and is a world class researcher in the field of machine learning and data mining. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Science and has several years of experience in research, technology leadership and entrepreneurship with over 100 research papers published, 30+ patents filed and 3 patents granted.
Ashok Kannan
AVP - IT Head, Ashok Leyland John Deere Construction Equipment
Ashok Kannan is currently the IT Head of Ashok Leyland John Deere Construction Equipment, a 50-50 joint venture between Ashok Leyland, the flagship company of Hinduja Group and market leader in automotive industry, and John Deere, the market leader in agriculture, construction and foresty. He has 20+ years of experience in IT Leadership and Management, out of which he has 16+ years of experience in SAP Project, Program, Delivery, Practice and Bid Management. After completing BE-EEE from University of Madras, he did his masters in HR from IGNOU as well as in Engineering Business Management from University of Warwick, UK. He has worked in several reputed organizations such as Alstom, T-Systems and Xansa. He also has multifunctional experience, and has worked in parallel assignments as SBU Head, managing end-to-end organizational operations.
Ramakrishnan Narayanan
Senior Technical Architect, Financial Services and Insurance, Infosys
Ramakrishnan has over 13 yrs of IT experience in Financial Services Domain. He has played various roles in the field of Information Management as Data and Solution architect for leading financial institutions(Bank of America and AMEX). He has been part of key Enterprise initiatives like MDM, EDW and Metadata roadmap and implementations.
Anuradha Venkatesh
Program Manager - BI/DW, Capgemini Financial Services
Anuradha Venkatesh is part of the Leadership Capgemini Financial Services - Business Intelligence practice in Chennai. She has over 20 years of work experience in Information Technology. During her tenure, Anu has been part of various deliveries on different platforms and Technologies ranging from Mainframe, Java J2EE to Data Warehousing tools and technologies. Setting up and enabling large delivery programs has been her forte working with Organizations like Hexaware, HP and Capgemini across Banking, Insurance and Telecommunication industry. Her passion for Data warehousing industrialization resulted in her pioneering an implementation methodology to optimize large Datawarehouse deliveries . Currently she is building a BI footprint for a large bank, on EDM, Datagovernance, Data Quality and Metadata management as some of the focus areas.