Co-founder at purpleSlate Pvt Ltd.
Entrepreneur, seasoned IT leader, strategist and a change leader with nearly 20+ years of experience in the software industry, primarily in the Product Management, Data and Analytics space.
Extensive knowledge and work experience in Data and Analytics reference architecture and related technologies in delivering solutions in the field of Digitization, Business Process Optimization and in the Financial domain. Formed Data Science teams from ground up, created technology blueprint, monetization strategies, built talent in areas around Big Data, Machine Learning, Data Visualization, and Visual Storytelling.
Lecturer in Communications at Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business
Jeff is teaching communications strategy & structure, presentation skills, and writing skills to MBA students, but prior to teaching, Jeff worked as a Senior Consultant in Capgemini’s Digital Strategy practice, as an internal consultant for a law enforcement agency, and spent five years in the military.
His experience includes communications, teaching, corporate training, executive coaching, digital transformation, strategic visioning, operating model and governance design, and organizational change management. As a management consultant and coach, Jeff has worked in the oil and gas, financial services, telecom, quick service restaurants, and government industries.
Jeff holds both an MBA, but also a BA in Classics and Ancient History from the University of Texas.
Senior Associate at Pariveda Solutions
For the last 8 years, Brandon has operated as a combination software developer and management consultant. He started his career in Washington DC with Booz Allen Hamilton, working with government agencies including the Air Force, Marines, and NASA before transitioning to Booz Allen’s commercial branch and moving back to Houston. After receiving his MBA, Brandon opted to join a more technical firm, Pariveda Solutions, where he could continue to learn and grow in the Technology sector. His technical experience includes building Simulators, Integrated Cost & Schedule Risk Analysis, and the Internet of Things, but also more down-to-earth topics like data warehouses, process automation, and custom application development.
Brandon has a BS in Computer Science from Rice University and an MBA from the University of Texas.
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