Session Summary:

Enterprise-Level Data Science Success includes many factors beyond the nuts and bolts of core data science work. It is not just about data, databases, data wrangling and model outputs anymore! The ‘soft’(art) aspect of establishing a successful data science practice in a large organization includes building the right partnerships with various stakeholders within the enterprise, hiring and growing teams and people management, being a tireless advocate for value/ strategy creation with the use of data and analytics, fighting for the right level attention with executive leadership and keeping the focus of the data science teams business-oriented goals. This talk will touch on these above topics in the data science journey at Flex.

Session Details


11:10 AM to 11:30 AM

Cherry Blossom

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Prabhakar Thanikasalam

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Prabhakar (Prabha) Thanikasalam has 16+ years of experience in data, optimization and analytics focused areas for various organizations and industries. This experience includes supply-chain focused analytics in the automotive, food, electronics, consumer goods and clean energy among other industry verticals. Prabha leads a global team of Data Scientists, Data Analysts, Software Developers and Supply Chain Analysts in at Flex. Prabhakar’s responsibility includes setting the vision and execution of the data and analytics needs of the Supply Chain organization. He is a recognized leader at Flex in Data Science & Advanced Analytics initiatives. Prabha holds a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering/Operations Research from Virginia Tech (USA) and a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering Guindy (Chennai, India).