Dr. Vikas Mehra
Dr. Vikas Mehra is a Fellow of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore in the area of Quantitative Methods and Information Systems, with an MBA in Operations & Technology Management from University Business School, Panjab University, Chandigarh, and a BE in Mechanical Engineering from GZSCET Bathinda, Punjabi University, Patiala. He is a National Talent Search (NTS) Scholar and has been awarded Scholarship by NCERT, New Delhi. He is also a recipient of Punjab State Merit Scholarship.
Dr. Mehra is an Analytics Professional, Educationist, Consultant and Researcher. He has more than 20 years of rich and wide professional experience across manufacturing and services domains, entrepreneurship and education fields. He has been evangelizing, strategizing, building and leading Advanced Analytics capabilities across Retail, CPG, BFS, Manufacturing and Media domains. He excels in Analytics thought leadership, institution building, business development, and operational excellence across Risk, Sales and Marketing Analytics. He delves in knowledge management, competency, capacity and capability building in the organizations. He has wide ranging experience in various advanced analytics techniques as well as exposure to multiple analytics and visualization tools and technologies, including but not limiting to IoT, Big Data, SMAC, R, SAS, Tableau, and GIS software. He has worked at Tata Motors, Saurashtra Cement, Genpact, Target, and IGate among others. He was also a member of the Advisory Board at Saxon Global Inc.
Dr. Mehra has taught a few courses at MBA colleges and have also successfully designed, developed and executed executive education programs for corporates and education institutions. He has published a few research papers in international publications. He has published a chapter on KM in the book "Knowledge Management for Development", published by Springer in 2014. He has also published some papers in proceedings of international conferences. His FPM thesis is on "Factors Affecting Individual Knowledge Contributing and Seeking Behaviors in Repository Based KMS". He has reviewed a couple of chapters in the book on Internet of Things (IoT), “Analyzing the Impacts of Industry 4.0 in Modern Business Environments” in 2018. He has been a reviewer for the international InSITE conferences in 2009-10. He has been an evaluator and jury member for “India Innovation Challenge Design Contest 2017 and 2018”. He regularly gets invited as a panelist and speaker at Big Data and other Analytics conclaves.
Dr. Mehra has managed multiple teams across five continents, Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Australia. He has travelled to United States, Australia, Malaysia and Thailand for work and research related activities. He has mentored post-graduate students at various educational institutions to make them better prepared for the corporate world. He is very active in CSR and other social initiatives, he is a long-distance (10K & 21K) runner, and a certified Green Belt in Karate.