Arun is the Chief Executive Officer of Systech Solutions Inc., a company focused on Data and Analytics. As a co-founder of Systech in 1993, Arun has overseen the growth of the company focusing on how data can be used to read the signal and how analytic insights could drive strategy and operations decisions. He navigated it from its early start with scalable enterprise data warehouses to today’s analytics and machine learning on big data platforms.
Since inception, he has focused on growing Systech as the ideal Consulting organization. Along that 25-year journey, he worked to build the Systech Data Warehousing Institute and its Bootcamp program which has successfully graduated over 1100 business intelligence and data integration specialists.
More recently, Arun has worked to evolve Systech’s education off-shoot ‘Acadami’ – to focus on learning for Big Data technologies and Advanced Analytics. Graduates of this program are applying Machine Learning to multi-variate data sets, and are now tackling feature engineering and helping clients identify the key drivers for their businesses.
Arun evolved Systech from its inception as an entrepreneurship idea during his MBA program at UCLA, to tackle very large databases for marketing, financial and operational decisions. Inevitably, this led to the focus on data-driven analytics and decisioning, steering sharply into Machine Learning for unparalleled insights.
Today Systech focuses on pursuing Adaptive Advantage, by helping clients identify and acquire the right data, recognize the relevant patterns in the data, leverage insights to make operational interventions and derive their competitive advantage from reinventing their business models based on those insights.
Arun has personally worked on strategies for several of Systech’s assignments at clients such as Speedo/Authentic Fitness, Nissan Motors, Disney, Warnaco, Calvin Klein, Chaps Ralph Lauren, Nestle, Amgen, IBM, Countrywide, Toyota Financial, Kaiser Permanente, American Express, Prescription Solutions, Proctor & Gamble Asia Pac region, Nike, London Stock Exchange, Fannie Mae, Amerisource Bergen and Tesla.
Arun holds a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, an MS in Engineering, UNB, post graduate work from USC’s Engg & Computer Science and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.