Dr. Prasad Gurla

Dr. Prasad Gurla - element61
Business Analytics experience
4 years
Business Analytics Architect

Prasad has a Ph. D. in Metal Physics from RWTH, Aachen University (2006) and an Executive MBA from Vlerick Business school (2012). He is an expert in C#, web designing, SQL, SEO and statistics. He is passionate about Business intelligence, data warehousing and advanced SAP BI technologies (HANA).

He has 10 years' experience in the steel industry (ArcelorMittal). He started his career as a research engineer during which he not only innovated several steel products but also developed software and web applications using complex mathematical models. He also led projects to develop statistical models on industrial data to gain insights for product and process improvements.

Subsequent to finishing his EMBA, he took the responsibility as a product development manager for the ArcelorMittal Business unit in Saudi Arabia. His role involved implementing full product cycles including identifying business needs, translation into work plan, execution, milestone review and launch of product/process.

With a passion for IT and a career goal to become a Business Intelligence expert, he got extensively trained in SAP technologies, mainly BI/BW and HANA. The combination of industrial experience along with the IT expertise puts him in an ideal position to understand business needs, analyze data and translate them into tangible value for the customer.

On the personal side, Prasad practices meditation and enjoys fusion cooking.