R N Prasad
Prasad is an Educator, Business Intelligence (BI) Practitioner and a Product Manager. Prasad studies how businesses use 'Information' to make smart decisions. He uses his insights to educate new engineers and guide experienced professionals on applications of BI. His idea: In order to ensure extensive adoption of BI & Analytics, BI systems need to deliver business insights contextualized to each role. He believes that "Design Think" approach is a critical requirement in information systems education. His work focuses on holistic competency development of workforce needed for IT products and services businesses centered on Business Intelligence and Analytics.
With 35 years of IT industry experience, currently Prasad is a solopreneur. He has authored a text book on BI for engineering students, named 'Fundamentals of Business Analytics'. Prasad has lead teams in organizations like Infosys limited, IBM, Aspect Development USA, VisionCompass USA and has contributed to BI product development, BI applications implementations and BI education.
Prasad is a Gold Level certified coach for 'Four Disciplines of Execution (4DX)' program of Franklin Covey and is also certified by Harvard on the 'Teaching for Understanding' framework.
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