Rahul is the CEO of CoBot Systems. He has been focused on operations & analytics since 2004: first in a startup, Epiance, and then for McAfee and Cisco from 2006 to 2013. During this time, he has developed Analytics Centers of Excellence, filed for a patent, presented at a key international conference on analytics, assisted with the creation of a professional body and certification for analytics, and written a book on analytics.
In 1996 he joined IBM as a management consultant, where he worked on ERP, CRM, e-business, and other key innovation areas. In addition to innovating solution offerings at IBM, he also co-authored the IBM Redbook on Business Architecture in 2001 that was used to train IBM consultants, and filed a patent.
His undergraduate education in operations research and engineering was put to use in his job at the Indian Railways from 1987 to 1992, where he also developed and practiced the range of skills required to lead large organizations. An MBA from Tulane University with an International Fellowship in Operations Research helped him develop an international perspective, hone his quantitative skills, and build a solid foundation for systems thinking.
He has co-authored a book, "Business Analytics: A Practitioner's Guide”, published by Springer in its International Series in Operations Research & Management Science. This book provides a guide to businesses on how to use analytics, Operations Research & Management Science to improve decision effectiveness. You can buy this book from AMAZON
Chandra is the technology leader at CoBot Systems. With a Master's Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangalore University, he is a proficient software engineer & information science specialist with a flair for design and architecture of software applications, writing code, user interface and communication.
In the two and a half decades of his career he has honed his skills as developer, tester, architect, project manager, marketer, product manager, chief technology officer and thought leader. His work experience includes stints at Wipro Systems, IBM, and Satyam Computers. He co-founded Pinaki Labs which excelled in building social media analytics solutions. At CoBot Systems he is using his expertise in the technology of data science, analytics, and visualization to advance the state of the art.
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