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Nilesh Waradkar   Predictive Data Science Practice Manager Nilesh holds 10 years of experience in retail analytics and forecasting. He has built Item Movement Predictive Models as well Targeted Communication solutions for Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Tops Markets, Giant Eagle, Rite Aid Corporation and Ahold USA. Nilesh holds a Master’s degree in Statistics from the University of… Continue Reading →

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Nagarajan Umapathy   Lead Engineer Nagarajan Umapathy is a technology enthusiast with more than 11 years of experience in development of Software Products. He has been successfully involved in many development environments like .Net, Java, PHP, JSP, R and Objective C. Nagarajan has more than 5 years of experience in the Retail industry and actively involved… Continue Reading →

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John Britto   Manager, Product Development / Delivery John Britto is the Manager for product development and delivery. John has 15+ years of experience in enterprise application development and delivery. He has worked in different domains including Retail, Airlines, Banking, Manufacturing and Spatial. John is experienced in Account Management/Project Management; he has 8+ years of experience… Continue Reading →

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Nidhi Raj   Lead Data Scientist, Customer Behavior Nidhi possesses 6 years of experience in Advanced Data Science, Machine Learning, NLP and Predictive solutions. She leads the R&D related to complex problems related to the understanding of Customer Behavior and Shopper Visit/Market Basket Prediction in Grocery and Drug Retail. She is a key contributor to our… Continue Reading →

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Heather McKnight   Pricing & Promotions Product Lead Heather has 15 years of experience in Grocery Retail Pricing, Promotions and Category Management. Heather has worked for and consulted with retail chains such Ahold USA, Tops Markets and Giant Eagle. She has evaluated and implemented multiple Pricing and Promotion solutions. Heather has used her deep expertise in… Continue Reading →

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Dr. Bhushan Jagyasi   Head Customer Behavior and Data Science Solutions Bhushan heads the Predictive Data Science practice at Pristine. He is responsible for devising next generation transformative solutions in Customer Behavior, Pricing, Promotions and Hyper-personalized Shopper Interaction. He holds a Ph.D. from IIT Bombay. Earlier he has worked as a Research Scientist at TCS Innovation… Continue Reading →

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Anand Poyekar   Director, Pricing & Promotions Solution Engineering Anand has 17 years of experience in Retail enterprise products and solutions development. Anand’s Retail industry expertise includes Pricing, Promotions and Household Analytics. His technical expertise includes Predictive Analytics and Enterprise Technology architecture. He has consulted with and built solutions for clients such as Ahold USA, Staples,… Continue Reading →

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Tim Jacques   Vice President Personalized Merchandising and Pricing Solutions A veteran of the supermarket industry, Tim has held senior merchandising positions at Delhaize America (Hannaford, Food Lion and Sweetbay) and Schnucks Supermarkets. At Delhaize, starting his career with Hannaford, Tim progressed through various roles in retail operations, distribution, procurement, category management, private brand and pricing…. Continue Reading →

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Ed Porter   Vice President Consumer Insights and Product Strategy Ed has over 30 years of experience in retail and CPG consumer insights and analytics. He led Consumer and Business Insights for Ahold USA and previously led Customer Relationship Marketing and then Marketing for Stop & Shop. He started his career in consumer insights at Kraft… Continue Reading →

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Suresh Ganapathy   Vice President, Solution Engineering Suresh possesses 25 years of experience in providing enterprise solutions for Retail industries. He has provided solutions to retailers such Ahold USA, Giant Eagle, Tops Markets, BJ’s Wholesale, Rite Aid, Target Stores and ShopRite. He leads the development, operations and infrastructure of Presto Customer Behavior, Pricing, Promotions and Targeted… Continue Reading →

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Kaustubha Phene   Founder & CEO Kaustubha possesses 30 years of experience in Retail Merchandising, Customer Loyalty, Pricing & Promotion Optimization and POS solutions. He has provided solutions to and consulted with customers in North America, Europe and Asia. In addition to being an entrepreneur, Kaustubha’s expertise spans establishing and managing practices for Strategic Industry Consulting,… Continue Reading →