Team

Anirban Bhattacharyya:

Anirban(Anir) has 15 plus years of Supply Chain (Operations) and Customer Relationship Management Strategy, IT Strategy and Product Strategy experience. He masters in advisory consulting focusing on bench-marking, providing thought leadership and implementing large transformation solutions. Anir has successfully demonstrated proficiencies in all aspects of a project lifecycle in business transformation. Recently he has been a thought leader in the digital and Internet of Things space. He is a regular speaker at APICS, ERP and Gartner seminars. He is APICS CPIM and SCOR Certified. He has led various industry solutions projects for consulting firms which led to development of a royalty patent, and 7 intellectual properties in supply chain areas and products and other relevant thought leadership areas. He has his MBA degree from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business where he specialized in Strategy and Marketing.

 

Biren Agrawal:

Biren has 15 years of experience with significant experience in creating strategy for business development, defining road-map for product development and strong experience in analytical and creative problem solving skills. He has experience in thinking strategically and taking leadership roles to resolve current and future challenges in operational process. Lead the evaluation, implementation and design methodologies for scalable and reusable business strategy frameworks. Enhanced online marketing tools to have a targeted information delivery, built omni-channel platform across different product offering to support cross-selling of products. He has many years of experience in predictive, prescriptive, and cognitive analytics. He has received Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science from India and MBA degree from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.

 

 

 

Dr. Lisa Thomson (Advisor):

Lisa has over 10 years of experience in higher education, having worked at universities such as University of Virginia, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Duke University. She has experience working with undergraduate and graduate students in the functions of admissions, student life, and career services. She has expertise in program planning, program delivery, assessment, and career preparation. Currently, she is an Associate Director in the Career Management Center at Duke Universityís Fuqua School of Business, where she leads the career programming for the Weekend Executive MBA program as well as co-leading career programming and coaching for two one-year masterís programs.

Lisa holds an Ed.D. (Doctorate in Education) from North Carolina State University, an MA in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University, an M.Ed. in School Counseling from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BS in Business Administration from Appalachian State University.

 

 

 

Kenneth Goss (Advisor):

Ken is Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of VIZI Health Solutions. In his role, Ken is focused on building operational efficiency and institutional value across all aspects of VIZI’s technical and commercial operations.

Ken was a business process engineering leader at GE Healthcare where he integrated 65 distribution and manufacturing entities onto a single ERP reducing workload by 20 percent. Following a progression of operational and commercial leadership roles within GE Healthcare, including commercial operations manager of a $554M business unit, Ken became Vice President of Sales Development for a private equity holding of Centerbridge Partners L.P. where he was responsible for driving revenue growth and establishing operating mechanisms.

Previously, Ken held leadership roles at McKesson Health IT, Zimmer Biomet and was also a founding team member of an Intel/GE joint venture, Care Innovations, serving as Global Director of Business Development.

Ken holds a B.A. from The George Washington University and an M.B.A. from Brigham Young University. Ken trained at the GE Management Development Institute, Crotonville, NY and is a GE Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

 

Dr. Himanshu Misra (Advisor):

Dr. Himanshu Misra brings over 20 years of experience having worked at a wide range of organizations such as MSC Software, NEC, Cray, Silicon Graphics, TCS, Infosys and HCL Technologies.  He has worked in Product companies (both, Software and Hardware) as well as at Consulting & IT Services organizations.  He has managed mission critical customers while delivering Solutions leveraging High Performance Computing/Supercomputing technologies and has engaged with a broad set of customers for Business computing & IT Solutions. Himanshu has a Doctorate in Computational Mechanics and Numerical Methods from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, a Masters Degree from University of California, Irvine and B. Tech from Indian Institute of  Technology, Bombay. 
 
Himanshu has led Global Manufacturing/Hitech Business Units at Cray ($38M) and Silicon Graphics ($155M), with full P&L responsibilities.  He has been a part of the CEO&MD’s office at TCS (subsidiary) driving Strategic Relationship Management and Corporate Sustainability.  More recently, drove Analytics driven Business & Management Consulting services as a “tip-of- the-spear” strategy at Infosys Consulting and IOT analytics at HCL Technologies.  His engagements involved strong business contextualization and numerical recipes leveraging Analytics/Machine learning.

Himanshu is a recognized industry expert with Gerson Lehrman Group and Guidepoint Global (Vista Research – S&P co.) and a domain expert in PLM workflows and Simulations for product design.

He is based out of Sunnyvale, Bay area.  His hobbies include playing tennis, art collection and spending time with family.  He is particularly passionate about volunteering for children with special needs.