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Sapphire 2019 – About my Session & Roundtable I am hosting

I am pleased to share my knowledge at SAPPHIRE 2019. The session I am presenting is recap of what we at McKesson Specialty learned from our journey to SAP BI 4.2 Platform & how we want to build on top of Fiorified BI launchpad.

More about this can be found on a short 3 minute video I have recorded.

Q: Please tell us about yourself ?

I am working in IT (Reporting & Analytics) for past 20 years. I have my bachelors in Electronics & Tele-Communication from India but I guess it was my destiny to become a Software Engineer. I got my first breakthrough in Saudi Arabia in year 1999 to work as developer on Crystal Reports 7.0 at the time.

It was challenging in the beginning but once I got hold of it, I started to enjoy and dug deeper into reporting/analytics. One thing led to the other and here I am after 20 years, still passionate and hungry about how “data”,”Information” can play huge roles in day to day decision making at both corporate and personal levels.

One thing I absolutely love about the field I work., is the challenge to come up with informed answers to the complex questions.

I think it is exciting time to be working in the area while so much is happening around Artificial Intelligence, BI, Analytics, Predictive/Forecasting analytics, Big-Data science etc.

Q: What are some of my hobbies ?

There is long list of things I love to do. The first one is playing any kind of outdoor sports. I use to play University level soccer in India when I was in school and also when I was doing my bachelors & then started to play cricket more when I moved to US. I have played in almost every state I lived in US since year 2000. Was playing member of cricket teams in Washington DC, New Jersey, Illinois and now in Houston TX since 2010. I have lead (captained) the teams for few years here in Houston Cricket League.

Few other hobbies involve food, travelling to new countries, explore different cultures & customs, movies (Bollywood/Telugu cinema)

Other hobby is about creating Video Blogs, Sharing the knowledge, especially love being a mentor to students who just graduating and looking to enter into IT fields.

I have trained fresh graduates for many consulting companies over the period of last 14-15 years. Have partnered with couple NGO’s in India who work to feed hungry & provide financial assistance to students who cannot afford to pay tuition.

I believe in giving back to society and help others from what I have learned so far in life. I am also a firm believer that one should always share the knowledge so that it can benefit others and take it to the next level instead of taking that knowledge to our graves ๐Ÿ™‚

Q: Why should someone attend my session ?

I guess to be entertained and hear stories which you may not have heard otherwise ๐Ÿ™‚

On a serious note, I made that case in the short 3 minute video I have recorded on what you can expect from this session I am going to present at SAPPHIRE 2019.

If you still have an appetite to hear more about me, follow me on twitter @ReportExpert ย Feel free to DM me & I will be glad to share more interesting stories about me ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

 

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