Venkatesh G. Rao

North America Data and AI Lead

• 25+ years of experience in leading Consulting and Digital transformations
• Data and AI Practice Lead for Accenture North America and Global Client Account Lead for a large Consumer Goods Diamond Client
• Previously CG&S Industry Sector Lead North America
• A decade long experience in Europe leading Accenture’s Consumer Goods and Retail industry practices in Austria, Switzerland and Germany from 2009 till 2018
• Clients served – Global Leaders in Food, Home & Personal Care, Alco Bev, Agriculture, Life Sciences, Automotive etc
• Recognized as a leader in the CG&S industry for scale Tech enabled business transformation programs
• Worked at Hewlett Packard Co. before Accenture
• Regular contributor to the Consumer Brand Association, Consumer Goods Forum, and other industry network organizations. I have been
interviewed on multiple digital and print publications and have featured on multiple industry innovation forums and podcasts.
• Education : MBA – Fisher College of Business OSU; B.E – University of Mysore
• Family : Live with my wife (Shalini) and two sons (Pranshu 14 and Pratyay 12) in Winnetka (suburb of Chicago)

9:15 AM - 9:55 AM

MAY 2, 2024 Schedule

Session 1: Transforming the Enterprise

From automating routine tasks to predicting market trends, AI has the potential to revolutionize traditional business practices. In this session, we will explore these revolutions in action with the people on the leading edge of harnessing AI to stay competitive.