What are the best practices in creating the data-driven organisation? This question launched the final session – De-mystifying the Data Pipeline – at Hitachi Social Innovation Conclave 2017. The data-driven path is hurdled with barriers of data quality, integrity, security and data silos, said session moderator Sameer Dhanrajani, Chief Strategy Officer, Fractal Analytics, as he opened the discussion to panellists Mukesh Deshpande, Executive Director, PwC India, Piyush Chowhan, VP & CIO, Arvind Lifestyle Brands, Kumar KV, VP & Group Head of IT, Narayana Hrudayalaya and, Jayraj Ugarkar, Director, IoT & Analytics, Hitachi Consulting.
Topic:Mr. Algorithm – New Member in the Board Room Discussing Algorithm Economy
Date:June 06, 2017
Venue:CIDCO Convention Center, Navi Mumbai, India
Speakers:Sameer Dhanrajani-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.
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.