Kailash Awati works at a pharmaceutical multinational where he manages a global IT service center in the Asia-Pacific region while working on assorted projects in analytics and data mining. Over the last several years, he has worked as a data and analytics geek, project manager and engineering software developer in organisations ranging from startups to established firms. Earlier, in what seems to him like another life, he did research in fluid dynamics and other areas of physics and applied mathematics.
The articles on Eight to Late reflect his current professional interests which include data and text analytics, sensemaking, knowledge management, emergent design and collaborative approaches to problem solving in large organisations.
For what it’s worth, he holds doctoral degrees in physics and chemical engineering together with assorted certifications in sensemaking, enterprise architecture, project management and database programming / administration. A somewhat strange mix which he often finds hard to explain.
Kailash is the co-author of the Heretic’s Guide to Best Practices, a book on collaborative approaches to managing complex problems in organisations. The print and electronic versions of the book are available through many retail outlets including Amazon and Book Depository. The Heretic’s Guide won an Axiom Business Book Award in 2012 and was nominated for the Foreword Book of the Year Award in 2013.
The views ventured on Eight to Late are based on his personal opinions, and do not in any way represent the positions of his employers, past or present.