Narendra Mulani is the Lead for Accenture Applied Intelligence, a practice that combines Artificial Intelligence with deep industry and analytics expertise to help clients address their most complex challenges. A connector at the core, Narendra brings machine learning, data science, data engineers and the business closer together across industries and geographies to apply intelligent technology and human ingenuity at the clients’ core – across every function and process – to foster a data native culture.
Narendra leads a global team of industry and function-specific analytics professionals, data scientists, data engineers, analytics strategy, design and visualization experts across 56 markets to help clients unlock trapped value, embrace intelligent technologies confidently and responsibly, and define new ways to disrupt in their markets. As a leader, he believes in creating an environment that is inspiring, exciting and innovative.
Narendra takes a thoughtful approach to developing unique analytics strategies and uncovering impactful outcomes. His insight has been shared with business and trade media including Bloomberg, Harvard Business Review, Information Management, CIO magazine, and CIO Insight. Under Narendra's leadership, Accenture's commitment and strong momentum in delivering innovative analytics services to clients was recognized in Everest Group's Analytics Business Process Services PEAK Matrix™ Assessment in 2017.
Narendra joined Accenture in 1997. Prior to assuming his current role, he was the Managing Director – Products North America, responsible for delivering innovative solutions to clients across industries including consumer goods and services, pharmaceuticals, and automotive. He was also managing director of supply chain for Accenture Management Consulting where he led a global practice responsible for defining and implementing supply chain capabilities at a diverse set of Fortune 500 clients.
Narendra graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Bombay University, where he was introduced to statistics and discovered he understood probability at a fundamental level that propelled him on his destined career path. He went on to receive an MBA in Finance in 1982 as well as a PhD in 1985 focused on Multivariate Statistics, both from the University of Massachusetts. Education remains fundamentally important to him.
As one who logs too many frequent flier miles, Narendra is an active proponent of taking time for oneself to recharge and stay at the top of your game. He practices what he preaches through early rising and active mindfulness and meditation to keep his focus and balance at work and at home. Narendra is involved with various activities that support education and the arts, and is a music enthusiast. He lives in Connecticut with his wife Nita and two children, Ravi and Nikhil.