Prashanth Southekal

Prashanth H. Southekal, Founder, DBP-Institute

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 a consultant, author, keynote speaker, board member, and professor of data and analytics. Dr. Southekal has advised over 80 organizations including P&G, GE, Shell, and Apple. 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 for Forbes, SAP Insider, DATAVERSITY, and CFO University.

Besides his consulting and advisory pursuits, Dr. Southekal has trained over 3,500 professionals worldwide in data and analytics. He has also developed an on-demand data analytics course for DATAVERSITY – “Business Analytics in Action Learning Plan” – taken by hundreds of data and business professionals. 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 one of the “ten most influential leaders in tech to follow in 2023.” Dr. Southekal holds a Ph.D. from ESC Lille (FR), an MBA from Kellogg School of Management (US), and an ICD.D designation from the Rotman School of Management (CA). He splits his time between Calgary (CA) and Madrid (ES) with his wife, two children, and a high-energy Goldendoodle dog. Outside work, he loves juggling and cricket.

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