Business Analytics

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Dr. Debabrata Das

Program Chair - BLP and Analytics

Dr. Das is a renowned researcher, academician and leader in the area of Analytics and Data Sciences with a rare distinction of having both corporate and academic leadership experience. He has over 24 years of teaching, training, research, consultancy and academic administration experience in leading Management Institutes such as IMI, IBA, GL Bajaj, Amity University, Great Lake and Vedica in diverse capacities from visiting faculty to full-time Director. He is a passionate educationist who believes in innovative pedagogical techniques.

Dr. Das has also been a consultant, trainer and advisor to various government agencies and management consulting firms like Nomura Research Institute India Pvt. Ltd., ASR Research and Consultancy, Technova India Pvt. Ltd., Tripster Solution, Clear Data Analytics, Global Economic Advantage Pvt. Ltd., Regional Economic Development Program of German Technical Cooperation, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), Ministry of Information Technology, Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

Key areas that Dr. Das teaches in include Business Statistics, Operation Research, Decision Science, Business Research Method, Business Forecasting, Marketing Research, Descriptive Analytics, Data Mining, Predictive Analytics, Prescriptive Analytics, Marketing Analytics, Retail Analytics, Logistics and Supply Chain Analytics using software like MS Excel, SPSS, Eviews, SAS, CMMS, TORA, QM, R Programming, etc. His research and publications in various cross-functional areas of Transportation, Energy, Pollution, Marketing, Socio-economic issues, etc. are published in listed referred national and international journals of countries including India, USA, UK, Canada, Russia, China and Gulf.

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Prof. R. Srinivasan

Visiting Faculty, Finance & Risk Analytics


Associate Dean, NMIMS, Indore is a Ph.D. from FMS, University of Delhi in Financial Risk Management. He has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry, teaching, research, and consultancy. Prior to joining NMIMS, he was the Director & Head, Amity Institute of Competitive Intelligence and Strategic Management (AICISM), Amity University, Noida. As the Director at Amity University, Dr. Srinivasan was part of various committees and sub-committees, such as the Faculty Recruitment Committee, Accreditation Committees, Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee, Industry Interaction Cell, etc. At the Institutional level, he was the Chair of Board of Studies, Academic Council, Quality Assurance, Disciplinary Committee, etc. In the past, he had been associated with some of leading B-Schools like IMI, New Delhi; IMT, Ghaziabad; SOIL, Gurgaon; and IILM, New Delhi, in different capacities. He has worked on European Union Funded research project; and was a consultant to the University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt, Germany; Nomura Research Institute (NRI), Gurgaon; and Technova Global Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon. His teaching and research interests are Finance, Accounts, Financial Modelling, Financial Risk Management, Analytics, etc. His research papers are published in several leading International and National indexed/refereed research journals. He also has developed a case on Foreign Exchange Management.

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Prof. Prashant Verma

Visiting Faculty, Data Visualization


Experienced trainer in business analytics, business research and decision science. Working with NIIT University in the area of Business Analytics since Jan 2015. I won Best Faculty award at ‘Bridge School of Management’ training their executive cohorts in Predictive Business Analytics. I have worked with NIILM Center for Management Studies as Program Director, had served NIILM University, IILM- New Delhi, Hindustan Institute of Management and Computer Studies- Agra, AIIMS Agra.

Education: Pursuing Ph.D. on the topic of “Optimal Location of Healthcare Facilities in Western Uttarpradesh”, PGD Computer Software, and Master’s in Statistics, B.Sc., Certificate course in SPSS 15.0, Certificate course in Quality Management for Educational Institutes, Econometric Modeling and Time Series Analysis, Customer Analytics, R-Programming and Short term training program on ‘Identification of Training Needs’. Proficient in R, SPSS, E-views, Crystal Ball, @Risk, MS-Project

  • Qualified with over 14 years of experience in delivering training in analytics, research, process monitoring, program/product development, application assessment and evaluation.
  • Well-developed research and analytical skills.
  • Experience in systems improvement, development of new systems for academic monitoring.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.

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Prof. Anuj Batta

Visiting Professor, Data Visualization

MBA Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

Experience in machine learning, predictive analytics, revenue analytics, marketing analytics, product releases, fraud, workforce task management, time series and forecasting, KPI development, UI development, process development, client management, project planning and storytelling & presenting results to a large audience including top-level executives. Extensive experience in project, people and client management. Experience in planning, designing and delivering full time & executive programs, industry-linked programs and MDPs (business analytics and data science programs with the course curriculum, detailed course handouts, topics, schedule, setting up the evaluation scheme, project assignments and mentorship). Trainings/ courses conducted so far: Base SAS, Advanced SAS, quantitative techniques, predictive analytics, data mining, AI, machine learning, analytics and programming with R, Tableau, programming with Python, HR analytics, marketing analytics, business analytics, big data (Hadoop, MapReduce programming patterns, Pig, Hive, Scala, NoSQL, MongoDB, HBase, etc.), SAP BW/BI and SAP B.

Prof. Ankush Chopra

Visiting Faculty, Data Analysis Using Excel

MBA, Management Consultant - E&Y


As a leadership development consultant, he has worked on large mandates with leading organizations in the country. He has also developed and launched several executive programs for mid-level high potential leaders.

In his earlier part of career, he worked with technology firms. He has expertise in the area of Project Management, Delivery Management and Key Customer Management. He has done several assignments on representing organization for quality assessments from a practitioner's perspective. Ankush enjoys facilitation, teaching and has been involved in design and delivery of several programs.

He has done his post-graduation in Business Leadership Program from School of Inspired Leadership. He holds twin master degrees, the first one being in Computer Application from Bangalore University. He obtained his graduation from Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University.

Ankush is fond of photography, adventure sports and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.