Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Business Analytics and Information Systems
Associate Dean for Executive Education
University of Minnesota
Dr. Ravi Bapna is the Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Business Analytics and Information Systems, Associate Dean for Executive Education and the Academic Director of the Carlson Analytics Lab at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Bapna's expertise lies in helping companies leverage data-science, machine learning, AI and business analytics for competitive advantage. Bapna also serves as Chief Data Scientist at Mississippi River Capital LLC, a Minneapolis based hedge fund.
His research and scholarship views the emerging digital landscape as a giant global laboratory, a sandbox to gain a deeper causal understanding of how consumers, firms, industries and societies are being reshaped by the big-data and business analytics revolution. He teaches graduate students, executives, CIOs and CMOs around the world (US, China, India, Austria, Italy and parts of Eastern Europe) on how to thrive in the digital revolution. His professional interests have resulted in research, consulting and executive education engagements with a variety of leading US and Indian companies. He regularly delivers keynote addresses on the leveraging big-data, analytics and social media to industry bodies and corporations. Read his full bio.
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