A technology visionary and executive consultant in the Silicon Valley, Jnan focuses on enterprise solutions such as Cloud Computing, Big Data and Analytics, Virtualization, Real-time Events, Real-time Business Intelligence, Service Oriented Architecture and Consumerization of IT. During his tenure as Group Vice President, Systems Architecture and Technology at Oracle Corporation, he was responsible for setting Oracle’s core database and application server product directions. Prior to joining Oracle in 1992, he spent 16 years at IBM in various positions including development of the DB2 family of products and was in charge of IBM’s database architecture and technology. Jnan is a frequent speaker at global industry forums on the future of software technology. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from NIT, Rourkela and Masters degree in Systems Design from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He sits on several boards and in advisory roles for path breaking companies.
An Associate Professor of Information and Operations Management at the Marshall School of Business, USC, in Los Angeles, California, his published work includes research on Queuing Systems, Operational Research and Management Science. He has served as associate editor of Management Science and senior editor of Manufacturing and Service Operations. His research interests are healthcare operations, global health and service operations with a focus on customer psychology, and supply chain management. He has a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Mumbai and an MBA in Operations Management from IIM, Calcutta. He received his PhD in Operations from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.