Panelist profiles

Raj Vajjalla

Head BI Presales, Marlabs

With a Master’s degree in computer science, Raj Vajjalla has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, over 12 of which were focused on the BI and Data Warehousing space. At Amazon and at United Healthcare in India, he led large engineering teams in building, maintaining, and operating their Data Warehouse and BI systems. In the US, Raj has worked with corporations like Wyndham Worldwide, Lehman Brothers, Ernst & Young, and Merrill Lynch in the BI and Data Warehousing domain. He has extensive experience in helping clients drive value from other industry leading BI products like IBM Cognos, SAP Business Objects, and Oracle BI.

Senthil Nathan R

Practice Head - BI, Data Science & Big Data

As an experienced Data Science practitioner, Senthil Nathan R has executed several BI & Data Science projects across the globe. Heading the product management function at data analytics firms, he has led large teams of big data and data science professionals. Machine learning is an area of special interest to Senthil. He was instrumental in conceptualizing and launching “Smart Machine Insights,” an automated machine learning platform that is similar to IBM’s Watson. Another solution that Senthil created was a big data based mobile social network analysis solution that won numerous accolades and was featured in the NASSCOM product excellence matrix for Analytics. Customer experience management and analytics is another area where he has consulted with several clients. A prolific social media enthusiast, Senthil is the owner and administrator of two LinkedIn groups: Telecom Big Data & Analytics and Smart Machine Insights. Data visualization and cognitive computing are other areas of interest.