Tej Anand is an award-winning business-technology strategist, advisor, innovator, educator and practitioner with a passion for conceiving and successfully implementing transformative data-driven strategic initiatives.
As an electrical engineer and computer scientist who specialized in artificial intelligence (AI) research in the late 1980’s, he pioneered commercial data mining, now known as data science. After spending three decades teaching computers how to learn and creating meaning from data for business professionals, Mr. Anand embarked on a doctorate program in adult learning and organizational leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University that he completed in 2014. His passion is helping businesses find their edge at the intersection of business, data and technology with a central focus on people.
Mr. Anand spent the first 10 years of his career working for technology companies – NCR/Teradata, A. C. Nielsen and Philips Research Laboratories – where his work led to several patents and profitable revenue producing products.
After spending 5 years honing his skills as a technology executive and management consultant, Mr. Anand moved over to healthcare where for 15 years, as a senior business-technology executive at Medco and CareCentrix he implemented data-driven technology-enabled business models and processes to lower healthcare costs and improve clinical outcomes. His work led to several patents.
In June 2018, Mr. Anand redirected his focus to education and consulting. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas in Austin and a Visiting Professor at the Columbia University Center for Technology Management. He is also the President of Celeriac System where he works to tackle wicked problems that confront society as we grapple with the unintended consequences of technology.