AravindaRajah Rajagopal (Aravind) is the Founder of VARSA Infotech. An alumnus of IIM Bangalore, NIT Trichy and TCE Madurai, Aravind’s exposure spans over 24 years of global experience across Asia, Europe, Japan and USA in Brand and Business Development, IT Outsourcing, Strategic Accounts and Relationship Management. Prior to founding VARSA, Aravind was associated with Polaris Software Labs GmbH as Vice President. Based out of Tokyo and Frankfurt, Aravind transformed and rejuvenated ailing relationships to be friends in progress, helped secure new footprints across Continental Europe and other emerging markets. A die-hard believer that talent can be sourced for better business mileage from anyone and everyone from the team irrespective of age and/or experience, Aravind works on relationship specific custom chiselled approaches in ensuring customer (both internal as well as external) engagement surpassing business commitments. In his venture with VARSA, Aravind oversees the strategic, business and operational aspects, and aspires to build a team of happy friends.
Amit Sethia is an alumnus of IIM Bangalore. Amit’s experience spans over 14 years in BI, big data and analytics across globe in various domains of analytics. Prior to joining VARSA he was domain head – analytics at Hewlett Packard and had setup global analytic teams in Mexico, Malaysia and India involving incubating, skill set mapping, training, operational zing & transferring the CoEs . Amit has unique and innovative projects to his credit like decoding relationship between Customer perception & operational metrics into an equation, building relationship between various customer touch points in an organization & its impact, product perception analytics, early change signals in Market opportunities to name few. Works with philosophy of listen more & more and loves to shape ideas & vision coming from everyone around and incorporating it in larger schemes. As a die hard analytic professional, believes that new age algorithms especially image & speech recognition can transform the world we see. At VARSA he overlooks the strategy, consulting and day to day operations.
Arun is an alumni of University of Mysore, Bharathidasan University, Trichy and Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. A seasoned MIS specialist, he has over 21 years of experience in managing business operations and relationships with management focus ranging from middle to senior management responsibilities. Based on request from CII Karnataka, Arun has co-authored strategic in-sights on Data Driven Decision Making alongside eminent academicians and industry experts. Arun was associated with Data Center and Analytics Lab in Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and is part of consulting & solutions team in the space of Healthcare, Telecom, Social Media, Retail, Banking and Insurance.
Manaranjan is an alumnus of University College of Engineering, Orissa and Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. With more than 18 years of experience spanning across building decision cockpits for global clients, Manaranjan is an avid techie focusing on big data solutions and is a big data architecture, developer & machine learning consultant for corporate. Thoughtful contributor in the cloud computing space, Manaranjan had developed solutions and products on the SaaS option. Manaranjan dedicates his focus in imparting gained experience, to the benefit of the decision science fraternity. In that context he imparts knowledge sharing at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, actively involves himself as Trainer for corporates and professionals on core Analytics and Big Data solutioning. Having published paper in the field of decision science at Harvard Business Publishing and blogs regularly at enablecloud.blogspot.com, www.awesomestats.in
Rahul is an alumnus of National Institute of Technology, Jaipur and Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. A certified R professional with more than 11 years of experience spanning across software development, business consulting, analytical modeling and leading process improvement initiatives, Rahul was associated with like Satyam Computers, Nokia Siemens and Deloitte Consulting in various capacities. He co-founded a start-up ARIMA Research and was involved in internal operations and consulting engagements. Rahul is associated with Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore as an integral member of Data Center and Analytics Lab, and lectures at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and other institutes of national repute. His recent work at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore on “Behavioral Modeling to Predict Renege” was published at Harvard Business Review. He has ventured into another business primarily aimed at logistics and transport industry. On the technical front, he works as a research associate at IIM Bangalore and has executed several projects in analytics domain. A regular at international paper presentation and publication forums, Rahul has embarked on an initiative to build an innovative product around the space of transportation and logistics.
Sandhya is an alumnus of Bangalore University and Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. With over 12 years of experience is core analytics solutioning for global major’s, Sandhya managed the program on Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Sandhya has authored strategic in-sights on Data Driven Decision Making alongside eminent academicians and industry experts for CII Karnataka. Sandhya is a guest speaker at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and lectures at other institutions of national repute. Being a SAS certified, multi-faceted solution provider in the space of Healthcare, Airlines, Banking and Retail, her contribution to the Merchandise Planning platform at Target Corp had won her many accolades.
Shailaja is an alumnus of Maharshi Dayanand University, Haryana and Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. She has over 17 years of experience in the field of Information Technology and Analytical solutions. Being a Six Sigma Green Belt and SAS certified professional, Shailaja was associated with TCS, GE, iGate prior to associating herself with Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore in the field of Analytical Research and Development and as Program Manager for the program Big Data Analytics. She has authored two case studies at Harvard Business Review. Her focus spans around the space of healthcare, retail, social media, education and other. She also delivers sessions at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
Sheetal is an alumni of Bangalore University and Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. She has over 16 years of experience in the field of data and data related solutioning associating self with clients spread across India and Europe. Sheetal had undertaken assignments of varied nature, and the one with focus on improving the process efficiencies of dis-charging patients for a leading hospital network based out of Bangalore demands special mention. Appreciating the needs of Decision Science as a domain to be well nurtured in the Indian and Global market place, she was associated with Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore working alongside eminent academicians in rolling out a text book that is aimed at the right foundation of what Analytics should scope for and all the way forward to advanced techniques of Textual Analytics, Time Series Forecasting and other related aspects.