Dinanath (Dina) Kholkar is Vice President & Global Head, Analytics & Insights at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). In this role, Dina guides some of the world’s best companies in their journeys to unlock the potential of their data through the power of analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to uncover new business opportunities, drive business growth, and increase revenue streams.
Dina has been recognised as one of the Top 100 influential global data leaders. He advocates ‘data centricity’ as a strategic lever for business growth and transformation and believes that the need of the hour is ‘evangelisation’ of data & analytics.
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With over thirty years of industry experience, Dina has held diverse leadership roles and amplified business value to customer organisations covering all major industries. He was responsible for building TCS’ data warehousing and data mining expertise and laying the foundation for the organisation’s Business Intelligence practice. Dina has also led TCS’ Business Process Services (BPS) & Business Analytics units and served as the CEO & Managing Director of TCS eServe.
At the Pune city level, Dina provides leadership and strategic direction in the fields of education, sustainability, and agriculture, with a focus on ‘data and AI for good’ aspect expressed through his volunteering work at some of the top-notch institutions, including the IEEE, Pune International Center (PIC), Pune Knowledge Cluster (PKC) and the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA).