Analytics leader promotes benefits of AI in visit to campus

Shiva Kommareddi of Accenture was the first guest in a program launched this fall by the Center for Organizational Analytics.

The Center for Organizational Analytics hosted its first guest of a new speaker series when an experienced leader from Accenture visited Elon University to share stories from his accomplished career.

Shiva Kommareddi, a managing director at Accenture leading its North America Supply Chain Data & AI Practice, answered student questions in the first “Conversations with Analytics Leaders” held in Sankey Hall on September 28, 2023.

Students gathered in Sankey Hall on September 28, 2023, to hear from Shiva Kommareddi, a managing director at Accenture.

Kommareddi founded two successful ventures that led to acquisitions, including one by Accenture. He described his impressive career journey and what he learned from working for companies like i2, SAS and Accenture and how their different cultures shaped and influenced his own entrepreneurial experiences.

He also provided insights about Generative AI applications in industry, including their impact on supply chain and operations, clearly articulating the specific areas where it can provide game changing value.

Student Reflections

“I really enjoyed the insight and advice Mr. Kommareddi shared with us, especially when it came to how the supply chain world will change with AI becoming a more commonly used tool. Every company’s supply chain contains a never-ending and forever changing list of problems to solve, and hearing how AI is being introduced to help in solving those problems was very insightful as I begin my career next year.” – Lotte Fox ‘24, supply chain management major 

“Mr. Shiva Kommareddi provided us with an amazing insight into top level executive decisions regarding generative AI. He shared his extremely inspiring career path with us providing everyone who attended with an amazing opportunity to reflect on the future of the market and the advancements in AI”. – Rafi Dahdal ‘24, business analytics (3+1 program)

Upcoming Visitors

Thursday, November 2, 2023 
Gayle Bieler – Senior Director, Center for Data Science and AI, RTI International