Balaji is a sought-after Bay Area industry veteran in the BI & Analytics space. He has 20+ years of experience helping Fortune 500 companies transform their BI landscape, define a BI roadmap, and move from conventional reporting to big data implementation. He is known for his skills in handling strategic engagements that require complex product strategies to MDM implementations.
As a founder & CEO of Decision Minds, he has helped many business units in large Bay Area companies implement self-service BI & reporting. Balaji helps organizations leaders become more successful by advocating “Customer Success” and creating many offerings that bring out the customer success stories within an organization.
Balaji is a speaker in various industry summits and analytics forums. He lives in Fremont, California with his wife and two children.
Guru is a Bay Area entrepreneur who has incubated a variety of technology start-ups in the last 15 years. Known for his creative thinking and problem-solving capabilities, Guru’s strength lies in helping customers with effective go-to-market strategies. He has worked on engagements ranging from business transformation and development process improvements, to release optimizations and production support.
In the last few years, Guru has held multiple leadership roles with services companies, where he managed portfolios over $50M across a variety of Fortune 500 clients. Before his stint with customer success, Guru worked in Singapore where he was a group CIO overseeing locations throughout Asia. Currently, Guru works with hi-tech and healthcare customers, helping them excel in digital transformation.
Guru holds two Masters Degrees from reputed Indian universities, B.I.T.S (Pilani) and P.S.G Tech (CBE). He lives in Fremont, California with his wife and two daughters. Guru is passionate about Indian classical music and likes to talk about cricket and American sports.
Sanjay AkhareVP Customer Success
Sanjay is an industry leader with 20+ years of experience in the BI & Analytics space, across Business and IT organizations of Fortune 500 companies. He specializes in global and cross-functional program delivery, in the areas of Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Master Data Management, Metrics, Reporting, Governance, and more recently in Artificial Intelligence. His experience comprises of working for top-tier consulting companies, as well as running his own startup. Sanjay holds an MBA in MIS and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering. He lives in Cupertino, CA with his wife and two children.
Bharat GulatiVP India Delivery
VP Delivery & Account Management India - Managing Delivery, Business Development & Growth, People and Recruitment.
Over 20 years of experience in consulting, MNC captive, start-ups(Technology & Ecommerce) and Business Organizations pertaining to Information Technology.
Experience in establishing technical vision, strategic planning/roadmap, budgeting & revenue assurance and delivery management of IT systems for Sales, Operations, Marketing, Finance and Shared Services.
Before Decision Minds, Bharat worked for Fidelity Investments Development Centre in India. As one of the earlier members he played key role in building Fidelity’s culture, processes, recruitment and establishing offshore development team & recruitment.
Earlier while working for Birlasoft, played key role in establishing General Electric offshore Development Centre(GE-ODC), a strategic tie up between GE and Birlasoft.
Attended 12 month long Senior management Program from IIM, Calcutta and hold Masters Degree in Computer Applications from Panjab University in Chandigarh, India.
Sandip DadkarVP Finance & Operations
VP Finance & Operations - managing Accounting, finance, Administration, Reporting and business operations.
Over 20 years in Industry experience. More than 16 years in Information Technology industry. Worked with Oracle over a decade.
Experience pan out to Consolidation of accounts, Stock exchange listing compliance- risk and internal control framework, ERP implementation, setting up of an share service center.
Filed a patent application in US and India on economic model of ‘Method and System for Real Estate Exchange and Investment’
Qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary.
Sunil SainiHANA Practice Director
Strategic, visionary and adaptive leader with over 16 years of leadership and success in delivering outstanding Analytics solutions to increase revenue growth and customer success. Providing leadership in a Business Intelligence and High Performance Analytics focused role leveraging strategic and operational IT experience.
Results oriented decisive leader with proven success in strategic thinking, problem solving to bring value to customers, and new market identification by focusing on Innovation and new knowhow.
Entrepreneurial experience in setting up two new startups focused on services and product development.