Seasoned Public and Private Technology Architecture & Analytics Leader drives product and platform strategy as ThroughPut Inc. expands into the next stage of venture growth and global enterprise scalability
MENLO PARK, Calif. and SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — ThroughPut Inc., the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Supply Chain pioneer that enables companies to detect, prioritize and alleviate dynamic operational bottlenecks, today announced the appointment of Dr. Bhaskar Ballapragada to the role of Chief Technology Architect. Ballapragada most recently served as the Chief Product Officer of RhythmOne [RTHM], with responsibilities for Global Product, Engineering and Data across companies worldwide operations.
“We’re glad to welcome Bhaskar to ThroughPut executive team. Bhaskar’s impressive track record over three-decades at four pioneering analytics companies highlights his proven experience in building multiple, large-scale, data-intensive platforms. Bhaskar has deep expertise in analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence that operate at hyper-velocities and massive-scales. His long-standing background in chemical process engineering and operations management further make him a perfect fit for the next-generation of our Bottleneck Management System, built on ThroughPut’s ELI platform, the market leader in automated bottleneck detection, prioritization and remediation through process intelligence initiatives,” said Ali Raza, ThroughPut Founder and CEO. “Bhaskar has come on board to continue providing innovative process optimization and supply chain solutions at scale to our global enterprise customers and partners.”
Ballapragada will also lead strategic initiatives across the company and partner with Chief Operations Officer, Co-Founder and Corporate Development veteran, Seth Page, to identify and build-out key technology partnerships for driving overall revenue generation, product distribution and operational excellence across the company.
Ballapragada is stepping into the late-co-founder role, where rapidly building-out dynamic, world-class engineering and production-ready solutions at scale has become a Fortune 500 prerequisite for Supply Chain Process Intelligence providers.
“I am truly honored to join ThroughPut and be part of such a talented and incredibly driven team,” said Ballapragada. “In today’s hyper-connected world, digital technologies are evolving at a rapid pace and traditional industry leaders need the right innovation partners to build their market position. The crux of a supply chain framework revolves around putting the right products to customers at the right time. Think of it as Toyota Production Systems applied to the digital environment. In the modern world, data is like a part in the supply chain. Smaller existing data sets that are available for use now, are much more valuable when analyzed together to solve existing bottleneck problems today. In contrast, the hoards of big data awaiting at the end of a long and expensive digital transformation consulting tunnel will someday be useful, but don’t address today’s issues with tomorrow’s promises until actually implemented. With globalization, dynamic market needs, mass customization and an enormous disruption of systems, processes, and products, the very premise of true supply chain visibility is facing huge problems today. Companies need to stay as efficient as possible to avoid any surprises and predictably mitigate bottlenecks. ThroughPut’s transformative Artificial Intelligence driven platform, ELI, crunches the hoards of time-stamped records, both small and large, to empower companies with real-time notifications and 360-degree visibility across the entire supply chain, including manufacturing, logistics and demand forecasting. With ELI’s powerful and robust data management and integration capabilities, business leaders can now focus on forward-looking strategic initiatives versus running the day-to-day operations and putting out the fires of the hour. I am very optimistic about where ThroughPut is headed and pleased to contribute my technology expertise in building future-ready supply chain solutions for our customers.”
Prior to RhythmOne, Ballapragada served as the President of Prime Visibility Media Group’s Platform business, and CTO of it’s acquired predecessors, all fast-growing venture capital and private equity backed ventures. Earlier in his career, Ballapragada was a Senior Process Engineering Consultant with Damon S Williams Associates, where Ballapragada designed the dechlorination Facility for the City of Phoenix Wastewater Treatment Plant , and created the operations manual for the 140 Million Gallons-per-Day City of San Diego Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Ballapragada has a Ph.D. in Engineering from University of Washington, Masters in Engineering from Vanderbilt University, an MBA from the Northwestern Kellogg School of Management, and a Bachelors of Technology from IIT, Bombay.
About ThroughPut Inc:
ThroughPut Inc. is the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Supply Chain pioneer that enables companies to detect, prioritize and alleviate dynamic operational bottlenecks in real-time. ThroughPut’s supply chain Bottleneck Management System (BMS) runs on the ELI platform, helping clients utilize their existing enterprise databases, such as ERP, MES, and PLC, to automatically solve bottlenecks today. The technology was designed by Fortune 500 geomarket logistics leaders and Silicon Valley analytics experts with decades of experience in the industrial technology and enterprise space. ELI thinks like an operations manager and provides human domain expertise and insights in a timely manner to the right operations leads, which current, status-quo static Business Intelligence and Analytics tools do not effectively capture nor leverage. Throughput’s dynamic insights include real-time resource allocation recommendations, granular root causes, and operational process stability analysis. ELI enables process improvement experts and operations managers to reduce cycle times and operational unpredictability across some of the most advanced process industries, including automotive, manufacturing, oil & gas, transportation & aviation, chemical processing, energy and utilities. More information about ThroughPut is available at www.throughput.ai