Ajay Bhargava


As Founder and CEO of Analytics Advisory Group, Ajay specializes in transforming organizations to be more “analytics driven” in serving their customers. He has more than 28 years of industry, research, and teaching experience in the areas relating to databases, enterprise data management, data warehousing, business intelligence, operations research, advanced analytics (data and text), and Big Data. He has also contributed to SQL, ODBC and IDAPI database standards. Over the years, he has provided business and technology oriented strategic thinking, advising, management consulting, and built customer-centric solutions for large multi-M$ initiatives for global Fortune 1000 customers across multiple industries.

From 2010 till 2014, Ajay incubated and built a highly customer-focused, Global, Analytics & Big Data practice for TCS. His  analytics-driven teams built and delivered IP-based, market differentiating solutions and services for Insurance & Healthcare customers to derive actionable value and outcomes. Prior to this, he built TCS’s global Enterprise Data Management (Data Architecture, Data Quality, MDM, Data Governance, Metadata Management, and Data Security) practice. His customers included Fortune 1000 Insurance, Healthcare, and Banking & Financial Services companies in North America & Europe. Internally, his team built & delivered competency plans and training curriculum in data and analytics, benefitting 3500+ associates in 40+ countries.

Ajay has frequently spoken at industry conferenceswebinars, authored whitepapersarticles, and has driven thought leadership globally in the Data industry to prospects, customers, industry groups, analysts, peers, and academia. He has also won numerous industry accolades and awards.

Ajay has been an Adjunct Faculty at The University of Texas (Analytics, Database Design, and Data Mining etc.) and continues to give back to the community. He has also taught in the McCombs School of Business and guest-lectured in Graduate level classes in Executive MBA & Data Mining courses. In 2008-2009, he taught in College of Engineering, Pune in India teaching Advanced Database Design, Data Warehouse, and Data Mining courses.​​ He currently teaches Retail, Insurance, and Healthcare related Analytics courses on the Experfyplatform.

As a mentor & coach, Ajay continues to regularly guide students and professionals in the field of data & analytics.
​Ajay is a TOGAF certified enterprise architect, and holds an M.S. in Computer Science and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington. He obtained his B.Tech in Aeronautical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.), Mumbai, in 1984.


April 6, 2018
TECH-03: Approach for Smart City Initiative Using Open, Citizen Survey Data- Case Study:
Room 104
14:00  -  15:30