Speaker Bio:  

Suresh Ramanan
Asst.VP & Global Head- DWBI&PM(Lifesciences), Cognizant
Suresh has been in the IT space for the last 18 years with the last 14 years in DW&BI. Suresh’s career in DW&BI has spanned across strategy consulting, technology and delivery. As a practice leader at Cognizant, Suresh has been responsible not only from a P&L & Delivery perspective, but also new service offerings around the DWBI spectrum - such as Corporate Performance management, high performance application implementations using DB appliances, Analytics and ‘Datawarehouse as a service’. Suresh holds a Masters degree in management from the Penn State University, USA.
Naveen Prabhu
IT Solutions Manager, Tiara Consulting Services
Naveen is Tiaras IT Solutions Delivery Manager responsible for the delivery of all offshore development projects executed for Fortune customers spread across US and UK. Naveen brings more than 15 years of industry experience with strong leadership in Data Integration, ERP and CRM solutions. He started as a Mechanical Engineer with Asias largest Petro Chemical major where he realized the importance of intergrated reporting in the manufacturing industry using data from multiple locations and different formats, and ventured into the IT field to manage custom integration and reporting projects. Subsequently he transformed himself into an IT expert with strong industry domain experience, served couple of years in the US and gradually grown into his current role where he manages a technical team of 20 members at Tiara Chennai office in creating and delivering connectivity solutions for global clients in the US and UK. He is a technology leader specialized in developing innovative Data Integration solutions for ERP systems such as SAP R/3 ECC, SAP Business One, Oracle EBS, PeopleSoft, NetSuite etc, major CRM applications such as Oracle CRM On-Demand, Salesforce, MS Dynamics CRM etc and possess strong experience in emerging web technologies such as Cloud Computing, Web Services, BigData processing, Hadoop etc.
Vivek Bhatnagar
Country Director & Global Alliances, Ingres Corporation
Vivek Bhatnagar currently holds the position of Country Director & Global Alliances for Ingres Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for Ingres India’s domestic operations as well as global alliances with leading Indian SIs and ISVs. He has worked in the IT and management consulting industry in US and India for more than 15 years and has held various sales management, business development and consulting roles in organizations such as Informatica Corporation, Accenture, and Infosys Technologies.
Arshad Khan
Country Manager, Quick Report Software
He is a BE, MBA by qualification and has an experience of 15 years in different sectors including consulting for European companies. He has been associated with Quick Report Software since its inception in India. He takes care of the marketing and distribution of Quick report in APAC region.
Nimish Somaiya
Senior Managing Consultant , IBM India
Nimish is an experienced BI practitioner with extensive experience in Solution Architecture & Technical Consulting as well as Building Competencies & Service Offerings. He has 17 years of experience in IT with 11 years in BI, OLAP & Dw. Nimish is a Certified Business Intelligence Professional from TDWI with Data Analysis & Design as his key area of expertise. Of the many roles in his career, Nimish has excelled in Presales - designing solutions, architectures, sizing and estimating - large projects and engagements. He has led and executed multiple projects and assignments recommending Dw approaches, performing health checks, defining architectures, selecting appropriate tools/suites and providing detailed roadmaps and strategies to implement and improve BI/DW are his forte. Another dimension of his career has been Institutionalizing Knowledge and Expertise. He has crafted and executed innovative training programs for Solution Architecture, Data Modeling and Presales in BI/Dw space.
Harsh Bhogle
Senior Solutions Architect, SAP
Harsh started his career working on software tools related to human productivity enhancement at workplace and Data Warehousing.He has a Experience of 13 years. For the past 5 years he has been working as a Sr. Solution Architect with SAP Business User solutions Team in India.
Chandu Mukkavalli
Director, Deloitte Consulting
Chandu Mukkavalli is a Director at Deloitte Consulting India.He has more than 13 years of IT experience, with a primary focus on information management, data management, business intelligence, and data warehousing. Chandu has developed and led the business intelligence/ data warehousing practice at large consulting organizations.
Yogesh Bhatt
Principal Technology Architect , Infosys
Yogesh Bhatt, Principal Technology Architect with Infosys heads the Information Management Consulting team in Infosys Labs a group focused on technology research, and innovation in Emerging trends in the Information world. Yogesh has over 14years of consulting experience at C-level and has lead several BI and Data warehousing implementations from defining strategy, roadmap to implementations for fortune 500 organizations across globe. Key focus areas for Yogesh as been Enterprise Performance management, Operational Intelligence, Master Data Management, Data Management, Enterprise Architecture, Business Analytics & Social Media amongst other trends which are shaping the BI world today including Cloud, Data Virtualization, Semantic Web, Advanced Analytics, Location Intelligence, BI Appliances to name a few. Yogesh is a Master in Computer Applications from North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon and a Mathematics graduate. He is core committee member of the Open Group Architecture forum’s Pune Chapter and a regular panelist with TDWI India Chapter.
Satish Ramanan
Head - EBIA, Siemens
Satish has a 22 years of experience in the areas of Business Operations and IT Consulting, Business Consulting and Strategy Consulting primarily in the CRM and BI solutions domain and Over 12 years of ERP, CRM & BI implementation experience across various Industry verticals including Pharma & Medical Devices, Financial Services, Travel & Leisure, etc. in the role of Lead Consultant, Project Manager, Engagement Manager, Practice Director and Delivery Head. He has managed multiple CRM and BI implementations including global roll-outs across countries He has worked in business consulting in areas of Sales Force and Marketing Automation, Call Centre Automation, Business Intelligence and Analytics.
Sandeep Raut
Director BI & Analytics - B&FS, Syntel
Sandeep is Director for BI & Analytics in Syntel. His team has developed various Analytics solutions for Insurance, Healthcare & Banking along with few accelerators, which will help Customers deploy these solutions in a quick manner. Sandeep has more than 21 years of IT Services / Consulting / Off-shoring experience with over 14 years in Business Intelligence space. He had helped organizations in establishing the BI-Analytics Services CoEs. He spearheaded several marquee accounts and was significantly instrumental in building new business for the practice as well. He had successfully initiated, mentored & deployed various strategic consulting services & solutions like BI Strategy Planning, BI Offshorization, BI Development/Deployment, Campaign Management, Inventory Optimization which resulted into multi-million dollar business. He had developed & managed Customer relations with Global players across USA, UK & Asia Pacific.