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Big Data Meets Big Infrastructure: Going Underground in One Major European City

Narendra Mulani (Accenture)
Data Driven Business
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The world is moving into cities. This growing urbanization places tremendous load on aging infrastructure. To make matters worse, cities face increasing efficiency guidelines, stringent environmental controls, and rising customer expectations. But grow they must—and they need to invest capital and resources intelligently to meet this demand.

In this session, Accenture’s Narendra Mulani will take us beneath the streets of one of the world’s biggest cities. He’ll show how big data architectures, data science algorithms, and advanced visualizations tackle the management challenges of large-scale, infrastructure-heavy networks such as water utilities, and how analytics can replace capital to extend the effectiveness of current infrastructure.

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Narendra Mulani

Senior Managing Director, Accenture Analytics, Accenture

Narendra Mulani is the senior managing director—Accenture Analytics. In this role, he is responsible for driving Accenture’s strategic agenda for growth across business analytics – from issue to outcome, including data, analytics, insights and actions – and accountable for ensuring sales and revenue growth across all of the industries, business functions and geographies in which Accenture operates. Narendra is also the co-lead of The Accenture and MIT Alliance in Business Analytics, a unique partnership that combines Accenture’s industry and analytics expertise with MIT’s scientific and technological leadership to address clients’ business problems.
Narendra has held a series of leadership roles within Accenture since joining in 1997. Most recently, he was the managing director—Products North America where he was responsible for creating value for our clients across a variety of industries in North America including Retail; Consumer Goods & Services; Life Sciences; and Automotive, Industrial, Infrastructure, Travel. He was previously managing director—Supply Chain, Accenture Management Consulting. In this role, he led a global practice responsible for defining and implementing supply chain capabilities at a diverse set of Fortune 500 clients. Narendra was the Global Client Account Lead for Procter & Gamble and established our strategic partnership with P&G.

Additionally, Narendra held a senior leadership position as an architect of Accenture’s “High Performance Business Framework.” He is one of six patent holders, having secured his patent for his work developing a series of analysis, diagnostic tools and processes for researching, measuring and quantifying solutions that enable companies to model themselves after high performers.
Narendra graduated from Bombay University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Commerce. He received his MBA in Finance in 1982 and a Ph.D. in multivariate Statistics in1985, both from the University of Massachusetts. Prior to joining Accenture, Narendra ran his own consulting company.

Narendra is a member of Accenture’s Global Leadership Council. Outside of work, he is involved with various activities that support education and the arts.