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TiE Boston Charter Members

Rama Ramakrishnan

Professor of the Practice


Earlier in his career, as Chief Scientist and VP of R&D at price optimization software firm ProfitLogic, Rama pioneered the development of techniques for optimally pricing and promoting seasonal and fashion-sensitive merchandise for retailers. In recognition, Chain Store Age magazine awarded him its “40 Under 40: Rising Star of Retail” award in2004. After the successful acquisition of ProfitLogic by Oracle Corporation in July 2005, Rama became Chief Scientist and Vice-President of Analytic R&D for Oracle’s Retail Global Business Unit. In this role, he led a global team of engineers and scientists in the research, design and development of forecasting, planning and optimization software products for retailers. Prior to ProfitLogic, Rama founded and ran an analytics consulting firm and an asset management analytics software firm. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Rama was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company and a Senior Portfolio Manager at CIBC Oppenheimer. Rama has a B.S. in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Rama lives in Belmont, Massachusetts with his wife, two children and dog Google. He grew up in India playing way too much cricket and is now a big fan of the Boston Red Sox.
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