Ravi is also a Faculty member of the International Institute for Analytics (IIA) established by Tom Davenport (author of Competing on Analytics). Ravi is also an Industry Mentor for the Easton Technology Leadership Program at UCLA Anderson School of Business.
Ravi’s focus at LiquidHub is centered around enterprise information management. LiquidHub that is taking a vertical centric approach to data, big data and managed analytics. By looking through the lens of the business users in specific verticals — Healthcare, BFSI and Retail – the focus is on solving the emerging challenges created by the 4Vs of data – Volume, Velocity, Variety, and Value. LiquidHub aims to help business leaders transform data into useful insights (noise-to-signal conversion) regarding customer behavior, risk, compliance, operational and performance improvement.
LiquidHub works with Fortune 1000 companies solving high impact “need-to-address” business problems. Information is the lifeblood of every enterprise, but it’s value can’t be realized if right toolset, skillset and mindset is not applied to targeted use-cases. LiquidHub by integrating the disciplines of vertical specific insights, KPIs, computational math, and technology platforms in a global delivery model will focus on client demand for new insights. At the same time, LiquidHub will enable clients to engineer and test next generation architecture via the Hadoop ecosystem and Cloud based models like AWS while managing the complexities of corporate data management (silo’d platforms, limited goverance, federated and outsourced control, security and data quality issues).
Dr. Kalakota has authored 10 best-selling books on e-commerce, e-business, m-business, service-oriented architecture and global outsourcing. The “Frontiers of E-commerce” was among the first books on this topic and is considered a reference even today. The “E-Business: Roadmap for Success” was a Amazon.com top 10 Business Books of 2000, sold over 200,000 copies and translated into 10 languages. His books include:
Most recently, Dr. Kalakota was the Chief Technology and Information Officer for Mercer (division of Marsh McLennan Companies). As the Global CIO, Dr. Kalakota was responsible for a $300 million IT spend; 1,200 employees; 15 development centers; 800 applications; and 500 resources in three offshore locations – India, China and Singapore. He drove the IT restructuring and modernization that took $100 million in costs out over three years. As the CTO for the consulting line of business, Dr. Kalakota was responsible for setting up the next generation shared services, building analytics products and portfolio modernization of legacy solutions.
Prior to Mercer, Dr. Kalakota was the Managing Partner and Vice President of Strategy and Solutions Management for the Global Industries business unit of Unisys. He led the development and delivery of next generation solutions and professional services in telecom (mobile solutions and triple play), financial services (payments), public sector (national ID) and transportation industries (cargo and airline reservation systems).
Dr. Kalakota previously served as CEO of E-Business Strategies (EBS), a technology research and consulting practice. Before EBS, Dr. Kalakota was the CEO and Chairman of hsupply.com, a B2B technology firm. Prior to that, he was the Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Chair Professor of e-commerce and Director of the Center for Digital Commerce at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Prior to that, he was the Xerox Chair in information systems at the Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester, and taught at the McCombs School of Business, the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Kalakota earned his Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin, his master’s degree in computer science from the University of Hawaii and his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Osmania University in India.
============= Ravi Kalakota’s Books ============
- Frontiers of Electronic Commerce (Addison-Wesley, 1995)
- Readings in Electronic Commerce (Addison-Wesley, 1996)
- Electronic Commerce: A Manager’s Guide (Addison-Wesley, 1997)
- e-Business: Roadmap for Success (Addison-Wesley, 1999)
- e-Business 2.0: Roadmap for Success (Addison-Wesley, 2001)
- M-Business: The Race to Mobility (McGraw-Hill, 2002)
- Services Blueprint (Pearson, 2003)
- Mobilizing SAP (Mivar Press, 2004)
- Offshore Outsourcing (Mivar Press, 2004)
- Global Outsourcing (Mivar Press, 2005).
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