About Webinar: Problem Solving using AI - The QuantumBlack Story
QuantumBlack is an advanced analytics firm operating at the intersection of strategy, technology and design to improve performance outcomes for organisations. In 2015 we became part of McKinsey & Company. Together we combine our advanced analytics, design and engineering expertise with McKinsey’s industry knowledge and organisational change management experience.
In January 2017, QuantumBlack opened their India operations as part of McKinsey Knowledge Centre in Gurgaon. It serves as a global capability centre and has been involved serving client across different geographies and business domains on their analytical transformation journey.
A concerning statistic was shared during recent ‘Diversity of Perspective’ talk at the Royal Institution of Great Britain. In 1984, 37% of computer science majors in the US were women; by 2014 the same statistic was just 18%. Women appear to have opted out of the tech revolution to a large degree, thereby missing out on increasingly significant financial and social benefits.
At QuantumBlack we have been debating our role in addressing this critical issue. As a starting point, we believe it is important to put our own house in order by achieving gender parity across all roles and at all levels of seniority. We launched our efforts with our first event designed to inspire and connect women tech professionals last November (for more information click here). Since then we have been working hard in a number of areas to address the challenge. Inspired by the theme for International Women’s Day 2019, we have named our campaign #QBalance. We believe that diverse teams perform better and this is validated by research across 1,000 companies and 12 countries, that shows that organisations with gender diverse leadership teams how outperform others by over 20%, in terms of financial performance.
- Introduction to QuantumBlack, India and Role as Data Engineer by Rohit Godha
- Gender Diversity, Women in technical field & Life at QuantumBlack by Helen Mullings & Bhagya Annapareddy
Manager India at QuantumBlack, a McKinsey Company
Rohit leads the QuantumBlack India team. Prior to joining QuantumBlack, Rohit was an expert with McKinsey Risk Advances Analytics for 10 years. In this role, he has travelled extensively to serve clients across Europe, US, Chile, South Korea, South Africa and developed new advanced analytical capabilities within Risk. Rohit is very passionate about analytics and developing new capabilities. For over two years, he has led the QuantumBlack India team and is responsible for helping develop multiple capabilities within India including Data Engineering.
Rohit has done his B.Tech from IIT Bombay in Electrical Engineering and Master of Management from SJM School of Management, IIT Bombay.
Global Chief HR Officer, QuantumBlack, a McKinsey Company
Helen leads the Talent Organisation for QuantumBlack globally. Helen is focused on building a culture and development environment talented technical specialists can flourish and attain their very best. She is passionate about diversity and regularly speaks and writes on gender diversity issues. Prior to working at QB, Helen led Talent Development for McKinsey in the UK. She helped grow McKinsey & Company UK office into a flagship for women’s representation and progression and is committed to ensuring that QuantumBlack follows a similar path, as it scales. Helen has a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College and prior to working at McKinsey, she worked for Shell International for 8 years.
Junior Principal Data Engineer, QuantumBlack, a McKinsey Company
Bhagya Annapareddy is a Jr Principal Data Engineer at QuantumBlack. She has 14+ years of Information Technology experience in the field of data engineering, software design, planning, develop, maintain, test and evaluate big data solutions within organisations. As a lead Data Engineer in QuantumBlack, she has extensive experience working with the latest big data technologies (e.g., Hadoop, Spark,Pyspark) and many cloud platforms. Before joining QB she worked with multinational companies like Wipro, IGATE, UBS, GE, Specsavers, and Carbon Credentials. She is very passionate about data and analytics and always amazed by the value we can bring to our clients by delving into the data. Bhagya is a great people leader and is responsible for helping the DE team to grow globally and would love to have more women in Data engineering in general! She has a Master’s Degree in Mathematics and Bachelors in computers.