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Ramesh Alagesan


Forum & Alumni Reunion Agenda

Oct. 10-14, 2017

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Ramesh Alagesan is a Data Scientist, IBM Chief Analytics Office. In his current role. Ramesh has been key contributor to the effort to leverage Watson API’s and Solutions in Account Receivables Collections, Supply Chain Risk Management (Risk Insights), Quality and Client Satisfaction. Ramesh has a broad experience in developing and implementing Analytic Solutions for across the Supply Chain. Ramesh has a Master in Business Analytics and MBA in SCM from UTK.

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Presentation Title: Supply Chain Risk Insights Powered by Watson
Description: Managing global supply chains can be a risky business. The race for leaner supply chains has placed supply chain sites and suppliers in some unstable regions of the world. Events ranging from major hurricanes to social unrest and epidemics, threaten to disrupt the delivery of products and services. Risk Insights is a threat visualization service which uses the power of Watson to help supply chain leaders mitigate risk. Risk Insights utilizes news, weather event and social media data using Watson technologies to delivers new insights to IBM Risk Analysts on Bluemix.  Data is ingested from dozens of real time reports ranging from the TWC to Twitter feeds from the National Hurricane Center. The trajectory of each named storm is monitored and displayed on Risk Insights.  The storm track is supplemented with hourly analyzed news about the climatic event as it occurs. Risk analysts get the latest view of typhoons and hurricanes and are alerted when these intersect with their supply base.