Fractal Analytics expands leadership team, ropes in Sameer Dhanrajani as Chief Strategy Officer
New Jersey headquartered Fractal Analytics is seeing a leadership expansion with the latest appointment of Sameer Dhanrajani joining the team as Chief Strategy Officer. The company founded by Srikanth Velamakanni and Pranay Agrawal in 2000 has emerged as the country’s second-biggest pure play analytics provider.
Talking about the latest appointment, Dhanrajani shared in a statement, “”The analytics industry is at an inflexion point and clients are increasingly looking to team up with Fractal to achieve business transformation through analytics and AI. I am excited to be a part of Fractal and lead us on this journey.”
According to co-founder Velamakanni and Global Chief Executive, Fractal Analytics, Dhanrajani has played a pivotal role in analytics-led strategic transformation in several global organizations and will lend deep expertiseand will go on to create significant client impact. “He has a rich experience of growing analytics organizations and creating significant client impact which will help Fractal in fulfilling its aspiration of powering every decision across the enterprise,” Velamakanni shared in a statement.
Earlier last year, the data analytics provider saw a top brass shuffle with co-founder Pranay Agrawal replacing Srikanth Velamakanni as the new CEO. Velamakanni donned the role of group CEO and executive vice chairman. Last year, Fractal Analytics also grabbed headlines for raising $100 million from Khazanah Nasional Berhad, sovereign wealth fund of the Malaysian government that undertakes strategic investments on behalf of the government. According to news reports, Agarwal revealed plans about corporate restructuring into four entities to focus on long term future growth and streamline operations.
Dhanrajani’s role is to drive strategic investments and lead the charge of high-priority growth initiatives and enable clients on AI-led transformation of their businesses. Dhanrajani’s earlier stint was as Business Leader, Cognizant Analytics and Data Science at Cognizant Technology Solutions where he built and scaled Cognizant’s analytics and data sciences business to become a frontrunner in the industry.
Fractal Analytics Hires Sameer Dhanrajani as Chief Strategy Officer
Source: prnewswire.com, fractalanalytics.com
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey and MUMBAI, March 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —
Fractal Analytics (http://www.fractalanalytics.com ), one of the largest pure play providers of analytics, today announced that Sameer Dhanrajani has joined as Chief Strategy Officer. Sameer will drive strategic investments and inorganic growth, lead high-priority growth initiatives and help clients on AI-led transformation of their businesses.
Sameer is an analytics and AI evangelist for Fortune 500 global companies and has won multiple industry awards as a top business leader in the analytics industry. Prior to joining Fractal, Sameer held leadership positions at Cognizant Technology Solutions as Global Business Leader and Fidelity National Financial as Country Head. In his recent role at Cognizant, Sameer built and scaled Cognizant’s analytics and data sciences business to be a leading player in the industry.
“Sameer has consulted with several global organizations and has played a pivotal role in their analytics-led strategic transformation,” said Srikanth Velamakanni, Co-founder and Global Chief Executive, Fractal Analytics. “His rich experience of growing analytics organizations and creating significant client impact will help Fractal in fulfilling its aspiration of powering every human decision in the enterprise.”
“I’m honored to join the leadership team of Fractal Analytics and help us achieve our strategic vision,” said Sameer. “The analytics industry is at an inflexion point and clients are increasingly looking to partner with Fractal to achieve business transformation through analytics and AI. I am excited to be a part of Fractal and lead us on this journey.”
About Fractal Analytics
Founded in 2000, Fractal Analytics is a strategic analytics partner to the most admired Fortune 500 companies globally and helps them power every human decision in the enterprise by bringing analytics and AI to the decision.
Fractal Analytics has a 1000+ member team across 12 global locations including The United States, UK and India and has been recently featured as a ‘Hot Artificial Intelligence (AI)’ company by Forbes. Fractal has also been recognized as ‘Cool Vendor in Analytics’ and a ‘Vendor to watch’ by Gartner.
10 Most Influential Analytics & Data Science Leaders in India – 2017
It is the leaders at the helm that drive the success of any organization. Adorned with knowledge, experience and expertise, these leaders add value to an organization taking it to newer heights. Rising through the challenges, motivating fellow mates and expanding working opportunities for many more professionals, these leaders are instrumental in all walks of a successful journey of an organization.
Analytics industry too is driven by some of the extraordinary brains, because of whom we see this industry the way it is today.
AIM celebrates 10 such influential leaders from the analytics/ big data/ data science industry every year that have transformed a great deal of how this industry operates. Bringing various ingredients such as impact factor, leadership, analytics evangelism and much more into consideration, we have sorted out the 10 names that have left an impression substantially this year.
Chief Strategy Officer at Fractal Analytics
Sameer Dhanrajani is a distinguished, well-recognized analytics and data sciences leader and visionary known for his deep knowledge, innovation and topical understanding across all genres of analytics and data sciences space. His consistent penchant to spot global analytics trends and relentlessly curate best of breed strategic analytics consulting, services, solutions frameworks, methodologies have been remarkable. Under his able leadership, Cognizant Analytics & Data Sciences today is recognized as a leading player in the marketplace with exemplary broad based offerings in analytics and data sciences consulting, solutions and platforms serving global clients across multiple industries. With 20 years of progressive and well-rounded professional experience, Sameer has donned various leadership roles in his work tenure. Prior to Cognizant, Sameer was the Country Head for Fidelity National Financial. He has been recipient of “Outstanding Leadership Award “ at India Human Capital Summit and “Exemplary Leader Award” at Asia Pacific HRM Congress.
Sameer is core member of NASSCOM Analytics Special Interest Group, ASSOCHAM Digital Council and is also an advisor to Telangana government in setting up data analytics policy and ecosystem in Hyderabad. He is a regular speaker at global conferences and has been quoted across multiple business publications. He is a well-known contributor in the academic space and is a trusted industry advisor to multiple academic universities and institutes. Sameer is a prolific blogger and influencer; his blog post “Demystifying Digital, Data Analytics and Decision Science “ is a trendsetter. He is the first professional in India to deliver TED talk on analytics.
10 Most Influential Analytics Leaders in India – 2016
Knowledge, expertise, perseverance and experience are key ingredients that go in the making of a business leader. Analytics in India, has gradually gained recognition and momentum, owing largely, to visionaries who understood the importance of this field and worked towards shaping it into what it is today. Continue reading