Kailash Awati is co-founder and principal of Sensanalytics, a consultancy specializing in sensemaking and analytics. Prior to this, he worked for a pharmaceutical multinational where he set up a global IT service center specializing in business intelligence / analytics while working as an enabler across the business.
He is an engaging speaker and facilitator who has delivered several highly regarded talks and workshops on collaborative decision making and problem solving to diverse professional audiences.
Over the last several years, he has worked as a data and analytics geek; facilitator and sensemaker; data / information architect; 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.
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. He is currently working on his second book which is about managing ambiguity in organisations.
The views ventured on Eight to Late are based on his opinions, and do not in any way represent the positions of his employers or clients.