Chris is the North America IT director for RB’s Healthcare business. He has worked in both developing and developed markets in the Middle East, South East Asia, and the United States. Chris believes that AI will accelerate the rate of change, and he is focused on using it to help people live happier and healthier lives. He and his team are also working on improving life at RB by simplifying processes. This gives valuable time back to colleagues which they can use for new opportunities, ideas, and development.
Biju is the CEO and Co-founder of Final Mile Consulting, a Chicago and Mumbai based consulting firm focussed on Human Behaviour Change.
Final Mile pioneered the practice of Behaviour Architecture by combining learning from the fields of Cognitive Neuroscience, Behavioural Economics and Design. FinalMile has used this unique approach to influencing human behaviour to reduce road accidents, increase acquisition of new customers, mitigate girl trafficking, improve conversion rates of e-commerce clients, inculcate integrity within an organisation etc.
The author of a fortnightly column on behavioral underpinnings of societal problems, Biju has been quoted in BBC, CNBC, France 24, Boston Globe, Business Week etc.
PGDM - Xavier Institute of Management
Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering - College of Engineering, Trivandrum
Keenly interested in unravelling the intricacies of human decision making process
Leads Fractal’s Global Insurance Consulting practice.
David has over 20 years of experience in consulting to insurance and financial services companies and has also worked at a global top 20 P&C insurer. He has project experience across insurance distribution, underwriting, and claims. His previous roles have included working as Head of Strategy and Transformation for QBE Insurance Group where his responsibilities included developing and executing on a multi-year business strategy and ran the annual business planning cycle. In addition, David worked as a Principal at Booz & Company, where he worked with Fortune 100 companies on their business transformation, operations, and IT strategies.
MBA, Harvard Business School
BA in Economics, Yale University
Delivering business value via data engineering, data science, and adoption of analytical output and insights
Lead Analytical Engagements with clients, driving solution design, consulting and activation. Drive continued development and deployment of Marketing Effectiveness & Trade Promotions Effectiveness Solutions at Fractal.
- 20+ years of experience in Marketing Effectiveness & Other Advanced Analytics. Extensive CPG experience including BMS, P&G, PepsiCo, Kraft Heinz / Mondelez, Unilever, J&J, Hershey, The Coca Cola Company, ConAgra, Reckitt Benckiser, Kellogg’s
- Global experience in Americas, EU and Asia – Modern Trade / Traditional Trade
- Prior to Fractal, led Global Marketing Mix Practice at Nielsen (2007-2010), part of Nielsen Executive Team in India during relaunch (2011-2013) overseeing Retail, Analytics, Shopper; Global Analytics Partner for Key Accounts (2014-2016).
- During 2002-2006, Managing Partner and co-founder of The Modeling Group (TMG), a Marketing Effectiveness consultancy, working with large global CPG clients. TMG was acquired by Nielsen in 2006.
- Expertise Areas: Marketing Mix Analysis, Media Optimization across Linear & Digital Media, Media Effectiveness, Pricing/Promotions/Trade Effectiveness, Portfolio Planning, Global Brands Growth & Resource Allocation, CPG Innovation & Growth
- Univ of Stony Brook: Masters in Mgmt & Policy
- Indian Institute of Technology: Bachelor’s in Technology / Engg.
Passionate about driving action from analytics
Lana leads Growth Consulting and Analytics practice at Fractal. A team of 30+ data scientists and consulting professionals, Growth Analytics Practice provides clients with analytical tools to find and forecast future demand, understand performance and growth drivers, identify most attractive growth and innovation opportunities
A consulting executive with 20+ years of experience, Lana has joined Fractal in 2017, when analytics firm she co-founded - 4i Inc - was acquired by Fractal.
At 4i, Lana was a Managing Partner, growing the company to a team of 50+ professionals.
Working with leading global CPG firms, Lana pioneered Foresight Analytics – a forward-looking approach that uses Data Science and AI to predict future growth opportunities, identify emerging market and consumer trends, find attractive innovation areas to inform their growth strategy.
Lana also has expensive experience in Forecasting Analytics, working with clients to clients to help develop and implement state-of-the-art forecasting tool and practices.
Prior to co-founding 4i, Lana was a strategy consultant with A. T. Kearney.
MBA, IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland
B.S. Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Minnesota
Growth and Foresight Analytics, Future trends and performance drivers, Innovation Analytics, Demand Forecasting and Planning
Lead 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%.
Fractal has been featured as a leader in the Customer Analytics Service Providers Wave™ 2017 by Forrester Research, a Great Place to Work by The Economic Times in partnership with the Great Place to Work® Institute, and recognized as a ‘Cool Vendor’ and a ‘Vendor to Watch’ by Gartner.
Pranay has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, a Bachelors in Accounting from Bangalore University, and is a Certified Financial Risk Manager from the Global Association of Risk Professionals.
He derives his passion for analytics from his belief that data and analytics are making the world a better place.
Srikanth Velamakanni is the Co-founder, Group Chief Executive & Executive Vice-Chairman of Fractal Analytics. He is responsible for overall growth of the Fractal businesses, including the core business of providing analytics services to Fortune 500 companies, along with Fractal’s AI based product businesses: Qure.ai, Trial Run and Cuddle.ai.
Srikanth is passionate about helping Fortune 500 companies leverage AI together with the power of behavioural sciences to make better decisions. Srikanth is a recognised thought leader in the AI space and heads NASSCOM's AI & Data Sciences Council. He has also served on Government of India appointed AI initiatives.
A former investment banker, he co-founded Fractal 19 years ago.
Srikanth has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi.
Srikanth considers himself a lifelong student of mathematics, behavioural economics, neuroscience and consumer behaviour.
Keynote – Play to win with AI
This keynote will reveal why AI is not enough for solving problems at scale, and what is needed beyond AI to do it. Learn the new recipe for problem – solving.
Srikanth Velamakanni, Co-founder & Group Chief Executive, Fractal Analytics
How AI works for you
Learn how AI can automate mundane tasks to free our cognitive capacity and time to think the audacious.
Joe Keating, Consumer Insight Director, Hill’s Pet Nutrition
Dipita Chakraborty, Client Partner, Fractal Analytics
Problem solving @ 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 data pipelines to enable AI and scale algorithms to power decisioning in the enterprise.
Chris Jasensky, Area IT Director and Vice President – North America, RB
Rambabu Vallabhajosula, SVP, Hotels Perfomance and Revenue Management at Priceline.com
David Yeo, Client Partner, Fractal Analytics
When AI meets design
A deeper understanding of human behavior – “why” people behave the way they do, is required to design solutions for non-conscious behavioral change. Learn how to design a solution with the user in mind by incorporating human behavior (this doesn’t mean just UI/UX).
Biju Dominic, CEO and Co-founder, Final Mile Consulting
Magic of three ingredients for transformation
This session concludes how AI, Engineering and Design together can transform your business by solving problems at scale.
Natali Mohanty, Senior Vice President, Data and Analytics, Pure Insurance
Mike Gualtieri, VP & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
Lana Klein, Managing Partner, GAIT, Fractal Analytics
ai.now - Looking back on 2018
Last year, we hosted our first artificial intelligence conference, ai.now, at One WTC New York.
This collaborative event inspired great insights from Fortune 500 attendees and featured speakers from companies including Mars, Visa, RB and P&G. We explored how businesses can better leverage AI and shared practical techniques to maximize the value of AI investments, technology and implementations. Martin Ford, New York Times bestselling author, spoke about how AI is outpacing humans and shared a realistic view on the future of work. The event was and also .
Head of Applied Sciences, Business IntegrationLloyds Banking Group
Joint Data Science Lab Delivery LeadRB
Director of Business Intelligence & Analytics ServicesProcter & Gamble
Director Strategic Opportunities – People, Consumer Market Insights North AmericaColgate Palmolive
Director, Global Data ScienceVisa
Product Marketing Manager, Digital Growth Lead for Europe, Middle East and Africa
Senior Director, Head Decision AnalyticsVisa
Senior Editor at The Economist and coauthor of The New York Times bestseller “Big Data: A revolution that transforms how we live, work and think”The Economist
Digital Transformation Director, Analytics & DataMars
Futurist and the author of the New York Times bestselling
“Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future”
Change Agent. Brand Futurist. Best-selling Author
Head of Data and Analytics, Connected SolutionsMars Petcare
Head of AI & Machine LearningM&G Prudential
Global Director, Enterprise Analytics
and Artificial IntelligenceKimberly-Clark
Dr. Steven E. Goldberg
VP, Medical Affairs, Population Health and
Chief Health Officer, Health & WellnessQuest Diagnostics
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