RAJESH VALIYANALLORE IS THE CHIEF DATA & ANALYTICS OFFICER AT BLUE RIDGE

Rajesh Veliyanallore serves as the Chief Data & Analytics Officer for Blue Ridge where he focuses on developing the advanced science and the analytics capabilities to solve business problems in demand and supply planning and inventory optimization. Rajesh brings more than 10 years of experience in supply chain solution development, predictive analytics and machine learning, and business consulting.

Most recently, Rajesh was Director of Forecasting Strategy at Walmart, leading programs focused on transforming forecasting process through data driven strategies, deploying scalable predictive analytics, developing tools/insights for demand managers, and automation. He has successfully implemented cross-functional solutions in assortment management, transportation and logistics optimization by leveraging effective use of large scale data analysis. Prior to Walmart, Rajesh was Senior Principal Scientist at Manhattan Associates, managing the development of demand forecasting and replenishment software solutions. In this role, he consulted with a wide range of clients from retail and wholesale sectors to deliver value in the domains of forecasting management, seasonal profile management, developing safety stock and replenishment strategies, and slow mover management.

Rajesh holds a graduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Oklahoma State University and undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Madras, India.