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Dinanath Kholkar

Tata Consultancy Services Limited
Vice President and Global Head of Analytics & Insights
Dinanath (Dina) is the Global Head of the Analytics & Insights unit of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). He is responsible for managing the unit P&L, formulating its strategy and enabling clients in their journey of Digital Re-Imagination. As a Data and Analytics specialist who has worked closely with client Business stakeholders, he believes that many organizations are yet to realize the power of their data in real time decision making. ; ; Over a career spanning three decades, Dina has held various leadership roles and delivered value in building various businesses in TCS. In 1996, he was responsible for setting up TCS’ Data Warehousing and Data Mining group, and it subsequently evolved into the Business Intelligence Practice. ; ; Initial years in diverse set of database technologies, research in VLDB and data mining, teaching advance database technologies to MS students, developing highly scalable STP architecture for Capital markets clients, setting up and managing Data Services & Operations analytics for a Global Investment bank and driving transformation for over 300 client operations. Overall, Dina brings a unique blend of Business and Operations expertise, data technologies and Analytics and has enabled build strategic partnerships with many customers and help them become industry leaders. ; ; In his previous role, Dina led TCS’ $2B Business Process Services (BPS) and Business Analytics unit. During his BPS stint he managed the Financial Services vertical within BPS and was also the CEO & MD of TCS eServe, a company that TCS had acquired from Citibank. Dina successfully led eServe’s integration into TCS and it was recognized as one of the best and successful acquisitions done by the India IT industry.; ; Dina holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering and has been providing industry leadership to the IEEE Pune section for over 15 years. He is passionate about making a difference in the field of education and is currently driving Digital literacy initiatives in Pune. Also, he is a member of the Board of Governors of his alma-mater VJTI and is currently helping setup up state of the art IoT lab in the Electrical Engineering department; ; As one of the champions for Diversity & Inclusivity he has led from the front on various initiatives, notably among those are the WILL forum, running an All Women Centre at Riyadh, setting up Global delivery centres, and supporting the Avasara Academy, a unique initiative for education of girl child. ; ; Dina lives in Pune and continues to pursue his interests in sports/badminton. His family consists of his wife Deepali, a senior scientist at TCS’ R&D, son Arnav who is studying Sport Management at Manchester and his parents.

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