Problem solving at internet scale

It is critical to build a strong engineering capability that can mine big data in real-time, operationalize the solution and implement it at scale. This session will focus on how to build and deliver the essential capabilities (both technical and otherwise) to enable AI and scale algorithms to power decisioning in the enterprise.

Srikanth Velamakanni

Srikanth Velamakanni is the Co-founder, Group Chief Executive and Executive Vice Chairman of Fractal, one of the leading players in artificial intelligence and digital transformation. Fractal’s mission is to power every human decision in the enterprise and to use the power of AI to help the world’s most admired Fortune 100 companies. Since Srikanth co-founded Fractal in 2000, the company has raised more than $300 million USD from private equity investors and has empowered more than 100 Fortune 500 companies with its AI, data and analytics-driven business strategies. Under his leadership, Fractal has developed several product lines within the company including Cuddle.ai, Eugenie.ai and Qure.ai. Srikanth serves on the board of Qure.ai – which has recently received 16MM USD in funding less than three years after incubation. 

Srikanth is also a Co-founder and Trustee of Plaksha University, which focuses on core engineering, AIML and mathematics, and promotes interdisciplinary learning by bringing together science and liberal arts. In addition, Srikanth is a member of the NASSCOM Executive Council, where he serves as a subject matter expert on data and AI. Prior to co-founding Fractal, he was an investment banker, working on structured debt and CDOs. 

Srikanth’s passion for AI and analytics has made him a thought leader in the space and an admired public speaker. He considers himself a lifelong student of mathematics, behavioural economics, neuroscience and consumer behavior. In his free time, Srikanth reads an average of 40 non-fiction books a year on these subjects, as well as memoirs, biographies and books on leadership. He also actively follows US politics and American late night talk shows, such as Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Hassan Minhaj, Jimmy and Kimmel.

Srikanth completed his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi and also holds a MBA in Management, Finance and Marketing degree from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. 

Pranay Agrawal

Pranay has led Fractal in powering every human decision in the enterprise through data and analytics. Pranay has led Fractal to be one of the most respected analytics company in the world. Fractal is working with over 50 Fortune 500 companies helping them drive better business outcomes by embedding analytics in their decisions and processes.

Fractal is well recognized for its client-centricity with a Net Promoter Score of over 60%. Forbes recently ranked Fractal as the 7th best funded analytics company in the world, the Great Place to Work Institute rated them as the “Best Company to work” for in the analytics industry, Fractal was also called out as a “Cool vendor in analytics” by Gartner, Forrester rated them as a “Top provider for Text analytics” for their product dCrypt.

He has an MBA from India Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, Bachelors in Accounting from Bangalore University, and Certified Financial Risk Manager from GARP.

Rajeswari Aradhyula

Raj leads Fractal’s Human Capital team globally. She is the Chief People Officer.

She started her career in analytics 16 years ago, and has been a delivery and consulting leader. With cross cultural and diverse experience across Insurance, CPG and Hospitality industries, Raj’s focus has been on embedding and institutionalizing analytics. She has led multiple engagements to codify and scale analytics across business units. In her current role, she is responsible for leading the human capital team and building a great place to work.

Raj has an MS in Applied Mathematics from University of Toledo, Ohio.

Ajoy Singh

Ajoy leads engagement delivery and heads capabilities development for Customer & Loyalty Analytics, Integrated Marketing Effectiveness, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Big Data & Visualization.

Prior to Fractal, Ajoy was the Country Credit Risk Head for the consumer portfolio of Barclays India. He was in Leadership role in Consumer Credit Risk Management in Standard Chartered (Prime Financial), CitiFinancial and GE Money. He is experienced in Credit Risk Policy & Portfolio Management, Collections Strategy, Underwriting & Fraud Control.

Ajoy received his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) at Calcutta and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi.

The giving tree
Foundation of excellence
Tamer Soliman

COO and CFO

Vijay Murugappan

Vice President, Enterprise Analytics and Process Improvement

As an entrepreneur in the 80s, I chose to start my own business because of the sheer determination to follow my passion for baking. At a time when it was virtually unheard of for women to start their own venture, I decided it was now or never and took a leap of faith in myself.
 
My advice for budding entrepreneurs would be to face your fears, believe in yourself because although the challenges may seem large and many, you will find innovative ways to overcome all obstacles.
 
My experience with Fractal has been positively wonderful. I am so grateful to be able to partner with such a supportive and inclusive company and work with a highly focused team.

For the last few years we have been producing thousands of notebooks made out of paper collected from schools and offices of Auroville. On the cover there is a design describing step by step the process of how the notebook was made. So the children of Auroville and our clients are aware how we re-used this paper in a sustainable way. Keeping this in mind, we conduct 2-day paper making workshops during which participants learn the art of paper making and how to re-use their waste.
 
Auroville Paper is a place that gives its employees a clean environment, promotes their economic and social progress, and encourages their sense of responsibility and creative capacities. 73% of these employees are women coming from the surrounding villages.
 
We feel honored to be associated with Fractal CSR, an enterprise with an understanding of today’s world and who gives back to the community its innovative tools, for a world that is constantly changing.

Sankar Narayanan (SN)

Sankar is a member of the executive leadership team at Fractal and global practice leader for Financial Services, Insurance & Tech-Media-Telecom verticals, with P&L responsibility of Consulting & Sales teams.

He has 18 years of multi-market experience supporting more than 100+ organizations achieve measurable top line/bottom line impact through AI, Data Engineering & Design. Keen interest & expertise in customer analytics, marketing & sales effectiveness, cost optimization, and functional transformation through advanced analytics. Previously with IBM, SunGard and Sallie Mae Corp. in business analysis & product development.

He has an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Bachelor of Engineering, Control Systems from Madras University, and Big Data Opportunities, Challenges & Applications certificate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Victor Hu

Head of Data Science

Tom Greene

Former Chief Information & Business Services Officer

Amitabh Bose (Ambo)

Ambo has helped drive Fractal’s growth and stature to become the No.1 global provider of analytics solutions to the CPG and Retail Industry. Additional charge of incubating the Hospitality practice.

Seasoned analytics professional and business leader; 20+ years split equally in the CPG industry with P&G and PepsiCo and in the analytics industry. Incubated analytics start-ups as well as led global analytics practices for publicly listed technology and operations companies building business globally – the Americas, Europe, Pacific Asia and Japan.

He has an MBA in Marketing, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi. Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics & Computer Architecture, NIT, Allahabad.

Tamer Soliman

VP Data Analytics

Steve Martin

Vice President Analytics – EMEA

Param

Param leads the design capability for Fractal across all its services and product businesses.

Before Fractal, he has worked for IDEO, Dr. Reddy’s, Kantar, GE Healthcare, and Sapient Corporation. He comes with over 22 years of experience with roles that span across design-led innovation, design thinking, design ethnography, and interaction design.

Param specializes in helping organizations use design thinking to drive innovation, customer-centricity, and delight. It further includes – identifying people’s unmet & un-articulated needs and creating new products & services. He also focuses on re-imagining the future of organizations, designing delightful product & service experiences for customers, exploring disruptive business models that might threaten one’s industry, and re-designing employee performance management systems & culture.

Param completed his Senior Executive Leadership Program at Harvard Business School and has a bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication from Loyola College, Chennai.

Satish Raman

Satish serves as Chief Strategy Officer for Fractal, where he drives group-wide formulation, development and execution of Fractal’s corporate strategy, including leading the company’s efforts in corporate development and long term capital planning, origination, execution and deployment.

With over 20 years of experience, Satish has deep expertise in strategy, corporate development, corporate financings and investing. Over the course of his career, he has worked at start-ups, an investment bank, a Big 4 firm and in Fortune 500 environments to create, build, and drive strategies for revenue growth, global expansion, enhanced shareholder value, and market leadership. He also has tremendous multi-cultural experience, having worked across the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

Since joining Fractal in mid 2017, he has led the $200 million investment from Apax Partners, the acquisitions of 4i and Final Mile, as well as a minority investment in a HealthTech startup. He joins Fractal from Sutherland Global where he was the Global Head of Corporate Development, leading and executing over 20 transactions. Prior to Sutherland, Satish was an investment banker at Spark Capital. He commenced his career with KPMG in their Capital Markets & Transactions group.

Based in New York City, he has a Master’s degree in Finance and Economics from The University of Madras.

Shikha Agarwal

Global Head of Product Growth & Analytics, YouTube Marketing

Satish Padiyar

Sr. Director, Data Science & Advanced Analytics

Sanjay Pal

VP of Strategy and Insights

Reed Cundiff

General Manager, Customer and Market Research

Ranjith Chalasani

Sr.Director Customer Analytics, AI/ML , BI & Operations

Ranjit Jangam

Executive Director, Data Science