Blogger Profiles

Shalindra Singh
Principal Solution Architect – Bristlecone

At Bristlecone, Shalindra is responsible for Oracle Adapters factory for SOA and Cloud integration. With over eight years of experience in the stream, he has built Oracle SOA practice from scratch and has been instrumental in growing the business in Integration and SOA space.

Sylvie Marc
Associate Vice President, Sales – Bristlecone

Sylvie has more than six years of Supply Chain and Digital Solutions experience with firms, such as Westernacher, SAP, and SuccessFactors. She is based out of Massachusetts and graduated from Babson Graduate School of Business in Wellesley, MA.

Ashutosh Mishra
Associate Manager, VCP – Bristlecone

Ashutosh has helped design and implement Demand & Replenishment Planning Solution for multiple customers in Retail, QSR, and Telecom.

Mahesh Paste
Associate Principal, ISP Practice – Bristlecone

Mahesh is a Spend & Procurement Professional with over 13 years of experience. He has successfully implemented spend performance management applications for multinational companies in medical equipment manufacturing, telecommunications, and automotive segments. He likes to read, discuss, and follow developments in Procurement, Spend Analysis, ARIBA, and P2P, and also writes about them.

Usman ul Haque
Senior Consultant – Bristlecone

Usman has worked in niche Supply Chain consulting space with experience in Value Chain Planning, Product & Business Development, Go-to-market strategies, and Client Relations. Having played different roles throughout his career, he has gained a bird’s eye view of different business verticals. He is extremely interested in the budding, and perhaps fast maturing, startup ecosystem of India. For this reason, he can be constantly found working on business ideas that he could take to market. He is currently the founder of a stealth startup.

Ashwani Kumar
Principal, Sourcing & Procurement – Bristlecone

Ashwani is a certified Sourcing & Procurement Consultant with around 10 years of consulting and implementation experience in Supply Chain and Supplier Relationship domain. He has worked as Solution Architect for Source-to-Contract (S2C) and Procure-to-Pay (P2P) Business Processes.
He has exposure to Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Telecommunications, Consumer Products & Utilities/Energy, Software, Retail, and Dairy Products Industries.

Ujjala Chattopadhyay
Practice Lead, Analytics – Bristlecone

Ujjala is Practice Lead, NGB Analytics at Bristlecone. She is a business intelligence (BI) expert with 13 years of experience in the business information space. She has experience in global implementation spanning various domains like BFSI, manufacturing, telecom, general trading, and lending solutions. She is an expert in Oracle BI applications for SAP and has led initiatives on emerging analytics technologies and frameworks with self-service BI, big data, social & mobile BI, and co-modeled Supply Chain Analytics using SCOR framework. Cross-cultural experience in delivery management, support management, and project & product management has broadened her perspective to an extent that suits the global audience.

Rama Krishnamurthy
Senior Manager, Global Marketing—Bristlecone

Rama is a marketing and communications specialist with more than 13 years of experience in all facets of corporate and industry marketing in the IT services space. As a keen industry watcher, Rama shares perspectives that are both observational and experiential. In addition to blogging about the American Supply Chain market, she also provides readers a practitioner’s take on the latest in content and digital marketing.

Anku Bhardwaj
Marketing Specialist, Digital Marketing – Bristlecone

Anku is an Online Marketing Specialist at Bristlecone. She has 2 years of marketing experience and 6 years of experience in the IT industry. She is proficient in handling online marketing strategies and best practices, along with vast experience in social media, content creation, and competitor analysis.

Deependra Shekhar
Manager, Global Network & Cloud Services – Bristlecone

Deependra has more than 10 years of hands-on experience in G&A– IT. He is based in Pune and has developed & implemented Bristlecone’s AWS Cloud landscape, enabling the organization to migrate 100+ SAP and other Application servers to AWS cloud.

Rakesh Sharma
Project Manager, Oracle Practice – Bristlecone

Rakesh has over 10 years of experience in the Information Technology and Services industry.
He has hands-on experience in Oracle Identity and Access Management, Oracle Identity Governance, Oracle SSO solution, and SNC integration.

Manish Kalyani
Practice Head, Managed Services – Bristlecone

At Bristlecone, Manish plays the role of Practice Head for large transformational Managed Services deals. He has over 20 years of experience in handling Managed Services, Cloud, and SaaS. Over the years at Bristlecone, Manish has helped clients save up to 20% costs on support through offshoring and efficiency improvements.

Easwer SV
Practice Lead, Managed Services—Bristlecone

Easwer has over 14 years of experience in Managed Services, Delivery/Program Management, End-to-End Service Delivery, Transition Executions, and AMS Solutions. At Bristlecone, his responsibilities include driving and growing the Managed Services portfolio, managing AMS accounts, and anchoring AMS solutions. Easwer’s career boasts an impeccable track record of successful programs/projects delivered within schedule, budget, and high quality standards.

Mufeed ur Rahman Abid
Procurement Solutions Manager – Bristlecone

Mufeed has over nine years of experience as a Supply Chain Management Consultant with functional expertise in End-to-End Procurement life cycle. At Bristlecone, he manages the Ariba solutions sub practice for Middle East Region, Dubai (UAE). He was also a part of the project team that won the ‘Transformation Award at the Procurement Leaders APAC Forum 2015’ for the world’s first successful attempt at integrating Ariba solutions with multiple ERPs.

Bhushan Indane
Global Practice Director, Client Partner – Bristlecone

Bhushan has more than 21 years of global experience with the right blend of consulting and business experience. He successfully grew Bristlecone’s Sourcing & Procurement Consulting Practice through focused Go-To-Market initiatives, innovative solution offerings, delivering successful engagements, and building high performance teams.

Manish Nair
Senior Manager – Bristlecone

At Bristlecone, Manish manages the delivery and pre-sales for the Integrated Sourcing & Procurement practice in North America. He has got more than 16 years of experience in leading and delivering SAP & Ariba solutions.

Hitesh Dubey
Associate Manager, Global Marketing – Bristlecone

Hitesh is a marketing professional and analyst who has over nine years of experience across IT, Manufacturing, FMCG, Retail, Pharmaceuticals, Energy, and Financial Services. At Bristlecone, he takes care of the global marketing efforts with primary focus on Branding, Events, Thought leadership, Analyst Relations, Communication, and Digital Marketing.

Rakhi Makad
VP, Head of Innovation, Bristlecone Labs – Bristlecone

Rakhi is an innovation leader whose focus remains on technologies like Analytics, IoE, Blockchain, Conversational UI, and Intelligent Automation. As the Vice President and Head of Innovation at Bristlecone Labs, she is responsible for driving the business ahead—through its practice, portfolio, and CoE. While her expertise lies in Business Engagement, Relationship Management, and Delivery Excellence, she’s also well-known for strategy and roadmap consulting, solutioning, and thought leadership.

Rebecca Nerad
Head, Marketing & Customer Success – Bristlecone

As the Head of Global Marketing, Rebecca is responsible for driving the overall marketing strategy, which includes corporate branding, digital and offline marketing, press, social media, and events. Her experience of 16 years encompasses crucial roles played in Marketing, Senior Liaison, and Customer Success Management. At Bristlecone, she developed the Customer Advocacy Program to connect the ecosystem of over 300 customers across multiple industry verticals.

Sweeni Ponoth
General Manager, Bristlecone Labs—Bristlecone

As the General Manager of Bristlecone Labs, Sweeni leads incubation of innovative solutions for Digitally Connected Supply Chain by leveraging Analytics, IoT, Mobility, Cloud, and Business Process-as-a-Service. He has helped in the design and development of quite a few remarkable Supply Chain solutions that are awaiting patents. Sweeni has spent most of his 17 years of experience advising clients in Retail, CPG, Travel, and Pharma across a wide range of functions.

Raveena Kohli
Senior Consultant, Bristlecone

Raveena Kohli comes with an experience of 6 years in Employee life cycle, Performance Management, Change Management, Talent Management & Succession Planning in Supply chain (IT ) Industry.

Vasudev Nayak
IoE Practice lead

IoE Practice lead, responsible for developing IoE solutions around supply chain & Manufacturing with developing IoT Ecosystem

Rohit Shirgurkar
Consultant, Strategic Sourcing—Bristlecone

Rohit is a Consultant at Bristlecone, and forms a crucial part of the Strategic Sourcing team. His experience, primarily in the automobile industry, encompasses Change Management, Strategic Sourcing, and Human Resource Management. He is also an avid blogger who likes to touch upon the various facets of Human Resource.

Sauvik Nag Chaudhuri
SAP Senior Consultant—Bristlecone

At Bristlecone, Sauvik plays the role of a Senior Consultant who specializes in SAP. Over the years, Sauvik has catered to various industries, such as Oil, Railways, Electronics, Automobile, Trading, Vehicle Service, and Warehouse. His experience encompasses around 12 years in ABAP development using Web Dynpro and workflow on SAP ECC, SAP HCM, and SAP SCM APO, along with 6 years in BW and PI. He is also an avid blogger who likes to blog about Predictive Analytics, Spatial Analysis, IoT on Digital SCM using SAP HANA, Leonardo, and Open Source R Programming.

Werner Busenius
Associate Vice President, Field Operations

Werner has been dealing with supply chain process optimization and performance improvement for more than 15 years. His expertise covers both supply chain planning and execution, as well as sourcing and procurement, aiming at synchronizing demand with supply and the flows of material, goods and money in a variety of industries. His enthusiasm for the subject is based on the conviction that those companies that run more efficient supply networks, have better operational control and visibility and can respond faster and more flexibly to the ever changing market conditions will dominate their industries. Werner holds a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a major in Production Management.