About Cognilytics, Inc.
Cognilytics is a leading global provider of advanced predictive analytics and business intelligence solutions across all asset classes. We enable companies to leverage data driven insights across the customer life cycle to create transparency into the risk profile, maximize shareholder value, and ensure regulatory compliance.
We bridge the gap between technology, data management, and analytics capabilities to allow our clients to visualize real-time risk profiles and return on capital of their assets, customers, and transactions. Our practitioners represent decades of cross-industry and technology experience.
In addition to our Decision Analytics products and services, Cognilytics’ offers SAP consulting services in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), Business Intelligence (BI), Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), In-Memory Computing (HANA) and training. We have a strategic OEM agreement and are a Gold services partner with SAP.
Cognilytics has been recognized amongst the CIO Review’s Top 100 Most Promising Big Data Companies 2014.
A distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, industry analysts and the editorial board of CIO Review selected the Final 100 from over several 1000 companies. The selection panel evaluated the capabilities of several companies in the Big Data spectrum and shortlisted the ones that were at the forefront of optimally tackling the real explosion in Big Data volumes, variety and complexity; Cognilytics was one of them!
Link to the article: http://cognilytics.com/pdf/bigdata100.pdf
Chairman & CEO
Gary has 17+ years of experience as a senior management executive and advisor. He has played key roles in building sustainable brands and providing direction to organizations around strategic planning, operations, process management, business intelligence, analytics, business development and profitable growth. Prior to founding Cognilytics, Gary founded and successfully built two organizations, Systech Integrators (acquired by ACS) and Softline (acquired by KPMG).Softline was ranked as the second fastest growing company by Entrepreneur Magazine in 1997. Prior to Systech, Gary was a Senior Partner at KPMG and also served in the role of Executive Vice President/COO responsible for the joint venture between KPMG and Qwest - a managed solution provider of ERP, CRM, BI and SCM solutions. He also serves on the board of TiE& selected start ups.
Chief Knowledge Officer & Chief Scientist
Manav brings a depth of experience in predictive analytics, business intelligence, neural networks, and building large scale systems. Previously, he was a Co-Founder and VP of Strategy for StorePerform Technologies (acq by RedPrairie Corp.). StorePerform served six of the top fifteen US retailers among its customers. Prior to co-founding StorePerform, Manav led the business intelligence team at KBtoys.com and was responsible for building a large data warehouse, decision support system, analytics platform, and operating dashboards. Earlier, he was a professor of computer science at the Colorado School of Mines where he performed research in analytics, and mining large data sets using neural networks. His research was funded by various government and private sources and included the creation of predictive and pattern recognition models for a variety of applications. He has a BS from the Indian Institute of Technology - Kanpur and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.
Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Avi has over two decades of solution based selling experience in the enterprise market across multiple industries. His professional career began with Andersen Consulting, and then moving on to PwC, E&Y and finally KPMG where he was a Managing Director in the Management Consulting practice focused on the Financial Services and High Tech industries. For the last 10 years prior to joining Cognilytics, Avi was a member of the executive management team at Systech Integrators, a SAP consulting company, where he was responsible for running sales within North America, focused on managing the overall SAP relationships and driving joint solution based sales with SAP America. He has a BS from the Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Senior Managing Director, Delivery & PMO
Jinesh Jain is an accomplished SAP leader with a vast experience of successfully running large delivery/PMO organizations. With strong project management fundamentals and 15+ end to end SAP/BI implementation, Jinesh's core strength is implementing business requirements using world class methodologies, custom development and packaged software. Jinesh brings 22 years of IT experience across multiple global clients with an unparalleled insight into innovative ways of people, process and technology integration. Jinesh's SAP portfolio ranges from leading SAP / BI implementation in top Fortune 100 companies to authoring implementation methodologies, Quality and Risk assessment tools and establishing world class delivery organization. Jinesh�s professional career began with Tata Consulting Services in the area of Engineering and CAD/CAM Analysis. Later he joined SAP Inc. and successfully managed large accounts globally in the area of CRM, ECC, BI and SCM. Jinesh has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Memorial University, Canada, with international publications in mathematical optimization and robotics.
Managing Director & Chief Mentor,Global Center of Excellence
Satish has over 4 decades of experience in the IT industry across multiple functional areas. Prior to joining Cognilytics, he was the Head of Central Asia and EMEA at ACS and prior to that was the Chief Operating Officer at Keane, India. He has also held senior executive positions at RPGSatcom, Birla Horizons, Unisys India Ltd, Tata Unisys Ltd. Satish is a very experienced, tech savvy business executive with a deep understanding of state-of-the-art technologies. He has rich experience in transforming businesses into profitable ventures.
Managing Director, Decision Science
Keith Schleicher brings 18 years of predictive analytics and credit risk management experience to Cognilytics. Before joining the firm, Keith was Director of Statistical Analysis for Capital One, working on both applied research projects and model risk management initiatives. He has a deep understanding of marketing analytics, consumer credit scoring models, customer satisfaction analytics, and model risk management. Keith is active in the American Statistical Association, and has presented at multiple conferences on the use of statistical tools in credit risk monitoring. Keith earned his B.S. in Mathematics from Lebanon Valley College (PA), and his M.S. in Statistics from Ohio State.
Senior Director, Predictive Analysis
Todd has over 20 years of progressive leadership roles in predictive analytics and building large scale databases. Previously he started, built, and led the predictive analytics teams at Sports Authority and Petsmart. In these roles he was responsible for developing and implementing the predictive analytics strategies for the marketing and merchandising organizations as well as developing the databases to support those strategies. In prior roles he has extensive Marketing Analytics experience across Retail, Financial Services, Media/Publishing, and High Tech. Todd has a B.A. in Mathematics from Grinnell College and a M.S. degree in Statistics from Iowa State University.
Chief Technology Officer
Lucas Budman has over 15 years of experience in commercial software development, high-performance computing (HPC), and machine learning in a variety of industries including finance, e-commerce, retail, education, and high-tech. Lucas was formerly Chief Technology Officer of MyCollege Foundation and Portmont College - a Bill & Melinda Gates funded non-profit whose mission is to provide higher education pathways to low-income young adults. Lucas holds a M.S. in Finance, a B.S. in Computer Science, and is a graduate of Computer Science at the University of Colorado.
Vice President of Finance
Jon Cowie brings over 25 years of financial and administrative experience in high technology and consulting companies to Cognilytics. He has deep experience as a Vice President and/or CFO for numerous privately held and public companies. Jon has a B.S. degree from Ursinus College in Philadelphia, along with graduate study at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
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- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Cognilytics full-time (more than an year)Pros
Clientele is strong, Looks strong from technology perspective like SAP HANA (Extensive work in consulting and Product), SAP BO 4.1 (More Dashboard Driven), BW 7.4, SAP BPCCons
Delivery models need improvement, Ambitious Management with not enough workforces, Knowledge transfer and training curriculum needs improvementAdvice to ManagementAdvice
Pay attention on Hierarchies and system driven culture, Keep the equal accountability on every individualRecommendsPositive Outlook
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Cognilytics.Interview Details
For Business Consulting practice there is a case based interview - my case was, a leading beverage company is planning to enter India with a cola drink - should it enter or not?Interview Questions
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Cognilytics is a global provider of decision sciences and advanced analytics consulting. We provide descriptive to predictive analytics services enabling our clients to analyze, visualize, and monetize opportunities through an "extended team" model utilizing our proprietary AVM™ deployment model. Utilizing cutting edge BI tools & advanced statistics and machine learning...
Mission: Cognilytics’ mission is to help our clients monetize data as a strategic asset through a combination of Big Data Management, Cutting Edge Visualization, and Decision...