Ram Viswanathan is a technologist, entrepreneur and has led Nathan Research Inc., a boutique software/strategy/solutions organization that assists retailers, manufacturers and service organizations on corporate strategy, business planning and operations across functions – sales & marketing, product management, supply chain & labor fulfillment. Prior to launching Nathan Research, Ram spent 15+ years in a variety of roles in the Manufacturing and Services sectors, Management Consulting, and Enterprise software. As Sr.Director, Product Marketing at i2 Technologies, he helped bring to market several leading edge supply chain planning solutions for the Consumer Goods and Retail industry. As Sr.Manager at Ernst & Young’s Management Consulting practice, he led multiple reengineering efforts for E&Y’s customers in Retail, Telecom and CPG industries. Prior to E&Y, as a Systems Analyst at Anheuser Busch and Energizer, he helped define and implement strategies and best practices in Order Management, Distribution & Logistics, and Financial Settlements. He is a co-author of the Retail CPFR model. A recognized expert on Retail standards, he works closely with organizations such as UCC (now GS1), and is a frequent speaker at conferences (such as the Stanford Supply Chain Forum)and is on the Editorial Board of the Extended Retail Industry journal. He works with groups in the development of global business ventures that unlock the intrinsic value of industry knowledge through innovative technology networks across industries characterized by fragmentation, inefficiency and growth potential. He is actively involved in promoting entrepreneurship among youth and leads the Young Entrepreneurs Program in Dallas and is a board member of TiE (The Indus Enterpreneurs). Ram has a M.S in Computer Science and a B.S in EE from IIT, Roorkee, India.
Ram G has 12+ years of Supply Chain Analysis and Optimization experience in Manufacturing and Distribution environments; Sales & Operations Processes; and Software Solution Engineering; Previously, as a Solutions Director at i2 Technologies, he has helped develop and implement a Supply Collaboration and Product Lifecycle Management solutions at Compaq (now HP); He also developed a Sales & Operations Planning solution for increasing service levels and profitability at the high tech electronics subsidiary of Siemens. He is a published author of several papers and articles in Processing and Manufacturing and a Post Doctoral Research Fellow, from Penn State University. He holds a Ph.D from Penn State University and a BS from IIT, Chennai, India.
Sundi brings over 15 years of experience in supply chain planning operations and product lifecycle management practices. Most recently, he was Vice President for Capgemini Americas’ Supply Chain Management Practice. While at Capgemini, he has assisted companies such as American Greetings, Albertsons, Dell, Nokia, Apple, Cisco, Blockbuster, Office Max, Best Buy, Daimler Chrysler, Nissan, Penske, Disney, Labatt, Procter & Gamble, Wal-Mart, and Whirlpool with the design, implementation and management of technology-enabled business transformation initiatives in a variety of supply chain areas. His experience spans demand, supply and operations planning, customer profitability optimization, and service parts logistics. He has also spoken at industry summits such as the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (formerly CLM), SAP’s SAPPHIRE, Manugistics’ enVISION, i2’s PLANET, and other leading supply chain conferences. Sundi graduated with a Masters degree in management Science from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, where he received the Dean’s Honor Award. He earned his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, India.
Niraj is our Data Scientist and is responsible for the design, development and deployment of our Analytics Services and Solutions
Founder and President of Retail Systems Alert Group, Tom is a recognized leader on Retail Businesses, Processes and Systems. A magna cum laude graduate of Syracuse University, he has also studied at Cambridge and Harvard. Mr. Friedman has been a frequent contributor to PCWeek, Computerworld, Network World, Information Week, RETAILTECH Magazine, Chain Store Age, and Executive Technology.
Rick Wrabel was President and COO of the Memorials Division of Rock of Ages Corp. Previously he was President of the Consumer Products Group at Pennzoil-Quaker State Company, an automotive consumer products and service company and prior to that, President of the Axius Division of Pennzoil-Quaker State. Earlier, Mr. Wrabel held numerous positions at Oral B Laboratories, (a division of The Gillette Company) including President of North America, and General Manager of Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific. Mr. Wrabel also held numerous sales and management positions in American Home Products-A.H. Robins Company, a pharmaceutical and consumer products company.
Aditya provides guidance and advice from the youths’ perspective in terms of shifting technologies, preferences etc. He is currently in School and attends Stanford and is working towards his undergrad in CS. He also has successfully launched two ventures – Jatalo – that sells culturally inspired backpacks to students and another one that enables enterprises’ social audiences to participate in the design and launch of new retail products.