Building Analytic Applications in the Real World: Case Studies and Lessons from Retail and E-Commerce
Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Bio: Rama is a seasoned entrepreneur and executive in the analytics/data science space.His most recent startup, CQuotient, built a machine-learning-based personalization platform for retail and e-commerce. Rama founded CQuotient in 2010 with backing from Bain Capital Ventures and led the company to a successful exit to Demandware in 2014. As a member of the Demandware executive team, Rama was involved in the successful sale of Demandware to Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) in July 2016 for $2.8 billion. Prior to CQuotient, Rama taught data science at MIT, was Chief Scientist at price-optimization pioneer ProfitLogic, was VP of R&D for the retail business of Oracle, founded two analytics companies, and consulted at McKinsey.Rama has an engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Operations Research from MIT.