Dr. Prashanth Southekal

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Dr. Prashanth H Southekal is the Founder of DBP Institute a Data and Analytics Consulting, Research, and Education firm based in Calgary, Canada. He is an author, keynote speaker, board member, and professor of Data & Analytics. Dr. Southekal has advised for over 80 organizations including P&G, GE, Shell, Apple, FedEx, and McDonald’s. He is the author of three books — “Data for Business Performance”, "Analytics Best Practices”, and “Data Quality” and writes regularly on data, analytics, and machine learning in Forbes, FP&A trends, and CFO University. He serves on the Editorial Board of the MIT CDOIQ Symposium and is an Advisor at Grihasoft (IN), Evalueserve (CH), and Astral Insights (US). Apart from his consulting and advisory pursuits, he has trained over 3,500 professionals worldwide in Data and Analytics. Dr. Southekal is also an Adjunct Professor of Data and Analytics at IE Business School (Madrid, Spain) and CDO Magazine included him in the top 75 global academic data leaders of 2022.  In addition, CIOLook listed Dr. Southekal as the “Ten Most influential leaders in Tech to Follow in 2023”. He holds a Ph.D. from ESC Lille (FR), an MBA from Kellogg School of Management (US), an MS from IIITB (IN), and an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors (CA). He lives between Calgary (CA), Madrid (ES) & San Francisco (US) with his wife, two children, and a high-energy Goldendoodle dog. Outside work, he loves juggling, golf, and cricket.

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