Venkatesh G. Rao

Rao is the Data and AI Practice Lead for Accenture North America and the Global Client Account Lead for a large consumer goods Diamond Client with over 25 years of experience in leading consulting and digital transformations.


Prior to his current role, he was the CG&S Industry Sector Lead North America. He also led Accenture's Consumer Goods and Retail Industry practices across Europe in Austria, Switzerland, and Germany from 2009-2018. His clients were global leaders in food, home and personal care, alcoholic beverages, life sciences, automotive, and more.


Rao's contributions to the CG&S industry are widely recognized, particularly for his scale tech-enabled business transformation programs. He is a regular contributor to the Consumer Brand Association, Consumer Goods Forum, and other industry network organizations, further solidifying his influence and expertise in the field.


Before Accenture, Rao worked at Hewlett Packard Co. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Mysore and a Master in Business Administration from Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University.

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.