Tracy Ring lead’s Accenture’s Applied Intelligence Life Sciences practice, she brings more than 20 years of experience working with clients across pharmaceuticals and medical devices, as well as cross-industry expertise in consumer. Prior to Accenture she worked at Deloitte where she set the data and AI strategy for dozens of organizations, shaped deals for large-scale transformation, and sponsored broader platform ecosystem collaborations. Tracy has worked in the C-Suite to drive strategic value with data transformation and partnered with CDAOs to anchor their success on driving strategic insights, data storytelling and leveraging AI/ML to drive speed to value across their business. In 2020, Tracy was honored with a Top 25 Consultant Leadership award by Consulting Magazine for her work around diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is a founding member of Women Leaders in Data & Analytics (WLDA), an invitation-only cohort of Chief Data and Analytics Officers, focused on changing the equation for CDOs to work together with CIOs to capture competitive edge using data an AI. Tracy is a passionate inclusion and diversity leader.
Ritesh Arora works with Wipro Limited as a Director of Data Analytics and AI in North America and heads the practice focused on Hi-Tech industry vertical. He is focused on data architecture, solution, and part of advisory board for strategic customers. He has over 20 years of experience as a technologist and has helped fortune 500 companies to create their Data Vision and strategize Analytical and AI roadmap. A passionate Information Technology Leader who is well-versed with technology and believe in Digital Transformation through strategic & operational efforts towards Data Modernization, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence.
Dr. Pandurang Kamat is Chief Technology Officer, responsible for advanced technology research focused on unlocking business value through innovation at scale. He is a seasoned technology leader who helps customers improve user experience, optimize business processes, and create new digital products. His vision for Persistent is to be an innovation powerhouse that anchors a global and diverse innovation ecosystem, comprising of academia and start-ups.
Pandurang joined Persistent in 2012. Prior to Persistent, he was the Director of Analytics for Ask.com’s search and content businesses, where he led a global team to manage Ask’s analytics platform. Before that he helped build secure communications and digital media products at Bell Labs and HP Labs and an award-winning wireless research platform at Rutgers University.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Goa University and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rutgers University. He is a well-published author with several international research publications, an ACM-India Eminent Speaker, serves on the board of studies at universities, and mentors technology start-ups.
Tushar is a sales leader and product strategist at HCL focused on HCL Software portfolio of AIOPS, Business Process Monitoring, Automation and DevSecOps products. Having completed both his Engineering and MBA in IT, Tushar has spent 18+ years in the IT industry in the field of automation and orchestration of IT operations and cloud using various automation and AI/ML platforms. He has played various global roles in solutions, product management, customer advocacy and sales. Tushar has also played product advisory roles as a partner to large OEMs in management and automation space like BMC, CA (now Broadcom), IBM, App Dynamics (now Cisco) and ServiceNow. Tushar pioneered the product vision at HCL and was the product manager from inception for the HCL DRYiCE suite of AIOPS products and was also one of the first members of HCL Products and Platforms, now known as HCL Software.
Babar is a Principal AI and Data Customer Success leader at IBM where he manages multiple data and AI initiatives and supports Fortune 500 accounts. He is a hands-on practitioner and holds certifications for cloud, data and machine learning technologies.
Previously he was Head of Product at Zapata Computing, a Quantum computing company. Before that he was Principal, Product Management at CoreLogic, a provider of real-estate data and analytics. At CoreLogic, he led product strategy, development and commercialization.