ABDC – Panelists Hamblin & Netrakanti – Analytics, Big Data, and The Cloud


An interview with Srinivas (Vasu) Netrakanti of Optessa and Mark Hamblin of Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions  by  host  Rod Hislop.

Srinivas (Vasu) Netrakanti and Mark Hamblin are panelists on the topic “When Machines Decide”. Srinivas (Vasu) Netrakanti   speaks on “Improving Manufacturing Productivity with Data Analytics.”  and Mark Hamblin on  “Preparing for Analytics: Extracting Meaningful Data from Physical Processes.” April 24 Analytics, Big Data, and The Cloud

Srinivas (Vasu) Netrakanti is the CEO at Optessa Inc based in  Edmonton, Canada. Vasu is a pioneer in creating software solutions for scheduling and sequencing problems. Before he founded Optessa, Vasu was a co-founder and the CTO of TigrSoft Inc. He also participated in taking the company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 1998. He left TigrSoft in late 2000 after its acquisition by Matrikon Inc. Vasu holds an M.B.A. from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India and a B.Sc. from University of Poona, Pune, India.

Mark Hamblin is president of Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions (DMS), a  software development and consulting firm specializing in NAV. Mark spent many years working in manufacturing and distribution before leveraging that experience to create software for those industries. As part of his software development career, Mark also taught Computer Engineering at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and sits on various boards of direction for software development and manufacturing programs. DMS was ranked Alberta’s fastest growing company in 2011, and 13th in Canada.

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Analytics, Big Data, and The Cloud conference 2012 co-hosted by the Alberta Council of Technologies, Athabasca University, and the University of Alberta’s School of Business.