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Ecommerce/Internet | Future | Strategic Planning
Dr. Ravi Kalakota is CEO and cofounder of E-Business Strategies - a technology research and consulting practice. An early pioneer in the area of e-commerce, Dr. Kalakota uses his research to help start-ups and large companies alike create and execute corporate digitization initiatives and next generation business models. Prior to E-Business Strategies, Dr. Kalakota was the founder, chairman and CEO of hsupply.com, a B2B e-procurement company. He was also one of the founders of a mobile venture capital firm, Isherpa Capital.
Dr. Ravi Kalakota served as the Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) chair professor of Electronic Commerce and director of the Center for Digital Commerce at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He had also previously held the Xerox chair in Information Systems at the Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester and has taught at the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Ravi Kalakota's company, E-business Strategies, specializes in e-business and mobile best practices, technology architecture, B2B, CRM and Supply Chain processes. Focused on the next generation of enterprise applications, the company offers contract research, customized consulting services, speaking engagements, executive workshops, and in-depth research reports. In his research and consulting at E-Business Strategies, Dr. Ravi Kalakota investigates opportunities for maximizing the impact of investments in enterprise software, multi-channel e-business, mobile business solutions, brick and click process models, design of e-service platforms, collaborative business (c-business), Web services technologies, and effective e-change management.
Additionally, Dr. Kalakota advises and speaks to Global 3000 firms worldwide. A much sought after speaker, he frequently addresses senior executive audiences. He also serves on the advisory boards of several technology startup companies. Authoritative and in depth, Dr. Kalakota is in demand for keynote lectures, workshops, and strategy sessions worldwide. Dr. Kalakota provides practical tools and ideas for making the critical transition from strategy to execution. In addition, Dr. Ravi Kalakota is available to moderate expert panel discussions. By bringing some of the brightest minds in E- and M-business together, Dr. Kalakota can help slice through the clutter and help your organization gain valuable insight and understanding into the latest in business technologies.
Dr. Kalakota holds the distinction of co-authoring several best-selling books on e-commerce, e-business and now m-business.
Dr. Kalakota received his Ph.D. in E-commerce from the University of Texas at Austin, Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Hawaii, and Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science from Osmania University, India.
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