DALLAS – Feb. 5, 2019 – Symphony CPG|AI, a global provider of strategic revenue management solutions for CPG brands powered by machine learning and natural language processing, today announced Adeel Najmi as Chief Product Officer and Rahul Bhattacharya as Chief Analytics Officer. Najmi and Bhattacharya bring with them close to50collective years of experience in consumer goods and retail execution. The two will work alongsideCEO Steven Hornyaktodeliver AI-enabled solutions that empower CPG companies to improve revenues and margins through more robust, complete analysis of real-time data.
“In building Symphony CPG|AI’s leadership team, the decision to bring on both Adeel and Rahul was an easy one,” said Steven Hornyak, CEO. “I’m certain thedepth and breadth of their industry experience, along with the intimate knowledge of SymphonyAI’sculture of innovation, will translate to our success in uncovering hidden revenue opportunities for our CPG clients.”
Adeel Najmi, Chief Product Officer
Najmi assumes the position of Chief Product Officer for Symphony CPG|AI after delivering consistent successes in the same role for Symphony RetailAI,another member of the growing family of SymphonyAIcompanies. In his new role,Najmi will shape the company’s product development, building upon his experience at Symphony RetailAI, and defining product vision, direction andgo-to-market strategies for the company’s solution suite.
Najmi has led teams to bring to market several innovative solutions that have fueled business transformations at some of the most successful global leaders inCPG, retailand consumer electronics. He spent more than 20 years with i2 Technologies (later JDA) and One Network Enterprises, working in various roles leadingproduct strategy, product development and customer success.
“Revenue management requires CPG leaders to integrate decisions across pricing, trade promotions, assortment and supply chain at the consumer level across all channels,” said Najmi.“By introducing AI and machine learning,we are now able to help companies solve their most challenging problems better, faster and at a scale that was once unheard of before. AI is also enabling us to deliver highly intuitive experiences with actionable intelligence at the fingertips of decision makers in headquarters and the field alike.”
Rahul Bhattacharya, Chief Analytics Officer
Bhattacharya comes to Symphony CPG|AIas a leader in applied data science, specializing in deploying statistical analysis and machine learning tools toovercomeCPG-specific business challenges. In his role as Chief Analytics Officer, Bhattacharyawill lead the company’s data science teams in the development and delivery ofthe company’s AI-enabledrevenue management solutions designed to automate, scale and sharpen decision-making for CPG brands.
Bhattacharya first joined the Symphony Technology Groupin 2002, filling various roles with Symphony Services and Symphony Marketing Solutions. He has also held leadership positions with IRI and Genpact, working extensively with CPG manufacturers on pricing, promotion, marketing mix and retail execution. Most recently, Bhattacharya spent seven years at Accenture, first as senior manager of analytics and thenas managing director.
“I believe the key to driving disruption is through simple, intuitive and interactive solutions that make the power of analytics accessible,” said Bhattacharya. “Symphony CPG|AI is poised to become one of the CPG industry’s most influential partners for AI and data analysis, building on the massive data sets and unique insights from Symphony RetailAI and other SymphonyAI companies.”
To learn more about SymphonyCPG|AI, visit www.www.cpgai.com.
About Symphony CPG|AI
Symphony CPG|AI is a global provider of a strategic revenue management solution suite for CPG manufacturers powered by artificial intelligence. Created from the ground up based on deep retail, grocery and CPG experience, the Symphony CPG|AI solution suite features the latest innovations in machine learning and natural language processing to provide comprehensive actionable intelligence across all channels in plain English, enabling CPG teams to work smarter and faster to incrementally increase revenues and profits. That’s why 25 of the Top 25 global CPG brands rely on our insights. Symphony CPG|AI is a SymphonyAI company. More at www.www.cpgai.com.
SymphonyAI is a group of companies that provide the leading AI-centric solutions for transforming the business enterprise by driving revenue growth and operational excellence, for the retail, CPG, healthcare and industrial verticals, and for finance, IT and other key enterprise horizontal functions. Founded by Dr. RomeshWadhwani, SymphonyAI is one of the fastest growing companies in the business-to-business AI solutions sector with revenue this year of $275 million and 1,500 employees. More at www.symphonyai.com.
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