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Rama Ramakrishnan

Professor of the Practice, Data Science and Applied Machine Learning


Professor Ramakrishnan is Professor of the Practice in Data Science and Applied Machine Learning at MIT Sloan School of Management.

Prior to MIT Sloan, he founded or was a senior executive in several analytics software companies with successful exits to technology titans like Oracle and Salesforce. His most recent startup, CQuotient, now called Salesforce Einstein for Commerce, is one of the top B2C recommendation engines in the world and influences the shopping behavior of billions of consumers annually. Post-acquisition, he has served as Chief Analytics Officer for Oracle’s retail business and as Senior Vice President for Data Science at Salesforce. Earlier in his career, he was a consultant at McKinsey.

Rama continues to be very active in the entrepreneurial ecosystem as an advisor to startups and as an angel investor. He has an engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology and a PhD from MIT.

Rama Ramakrishnan

Keynote: Fireside Chat with Aparna Chennapragada



4:15pm - 4:45pm