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HAVI Global Solutions: Nick Bullard, Director of Business Analytics & Nikhil Thaker, Director of Business Analytics


Nick Bullard and Nikhil Thaker will discuss how rethinking your optimization strategies can prepare your organization for the challenges that lie ahead. Register here.


1. Why did you decide to do a webinar with us?

Nick: At HGS, we take tremendous pride in our Optimization services. We continue to leverage platforms, such as webinars to showcase our capabilities in a way that we can provide new and useful takeaways for our clients, potential clients and industry partners. Webinars are also an excellent vehicle to solicit feedback from other solution owners, while strengthening our professional network across business users and owners.

2. What are you looking forward to discussing with the audience?

Nikhil: We are looking forward to discussing the following with our audience:

  •  Our view on the changing business landscape for companies to anticipate what’s ahead of the curve
  • Our experience in enabling global customers to become leaders in supply chain design and execution
  • Examples of where business agility can be achieved along with cost reduction by using a combination of data analytics and technology
  • How utilizing the right technology can help blend the art and science of supply chain data analytics

3. What do you most enjoy about your role?

Nikhil: Given the various hats I wear in my role, it’s hard to pinpoint a favorite. On the delivery end, I enjoy working with clients who want to make informed decisions to best enable them to serve their customers effectively. On the development side, it’s the utilization of cutting edge technology to solve real world complex business problems and the opportunity to test the hypothesis and solutions in real world. Of course, I look forward to coming into a fun-filled and energetic work environment every day with highly qualified colleagues. The most rewarding part is the fact that I am able to see the immediate impact of solutions as they are executed within client organizations.

Nick: Having worked in Operations Research and Network Optimization roles for more than 10 years now, there is a level of personal satisfaction that goes hand in hand with solving some of the most complex strategic challenges facing businesses today. I’ve always enjoyed blending both analytical, logic-based problem solving tactics with good old-fashioned pragmatic and often intuition-based thinking. It’s the combination of art and science that has allowed me to leverage both logical and creative mindsets. This has given me the opportunity to work with a broad set of experts and in turn, allowed me to continue to learn more about our clients’ businesses and the potential to improve them. Ultimately, the most enjoyable part of my role is leaving something in a much better place than where it started.

4. Where is your favorite place in the world and why?

Nikhil:   My college library. This is the place where within 2 years of my life, I gained tremendous knowledge. Better yet, I was able to derive a way by which I could assimilate information to further my understanding of systems, people, technology and interaction. I try to revisit the library every couple of years, and it is still inspiring every time I am back there.

Nick: La Rambla. It is a centrally located street in downtown Barcelona that is known for its eclectic variety of restaurants, stores, and street performers. In visiting, I found the major tourist corridor was unrivaled in the overall energy and experience of interacting with people from all over the world.

Join Nick & Nikhil in HAVI Global Solutions’ webinar ‘Dynamic Network Optimization‘ on 22nd September. Register here.