Information Systems and Operation Management Advisory Board


Friend Circle

The Friend Circle is a subset of our Advisory Board that is committed to the growth and success of the Business Analytics Program at the University of Texas at Arlington. They are affiliated with the annual Business Analytics Symposium and have the opportunity to engage with faculty and students. We appreciate the financial support and time commitment of our Friends to ensure the success of our programs. For more information about the Friend Circle, please contact us at

  • Accenture Digital – Ashok Nayak - Managing Director, Applied Intelligence
  • AFLAC – Heather Avery, PhD – Director, Customer Analytics
  • Christus Health – Lauren Bui - Vice President, Enterprise Data Architecture & Information Management
  • Cyber Group – Saurajit Kanungo - President
  • SEAD Solutions – Ashwin Vishwamitra - Director/CEO


Advisory Board

The main objective of the advisory board is to provide advice on curriculum development focused on our undergraduate and graduate programs, along with general business advice. They keep us connected with the business community that we serve. We appreciate the time commitment of our board members to ensure the success of our programs. For more information about the Advisory Board, please contact us at

Ashok Nayak Accenture Digital
Heather Avery, PhD AFLAC
Shawn Kondratiuk Alcon Labs
Paola Saibene American Heart Association
Asim Syed ATOS, Inc.
Shashi Vangala Baylor Scott & White Health
Unni Rajendran BNSF
Peter Healey Buxton Corporation
Lauren Bui Christus Health
Saurajit Kanungo Cyber Group
Mandeep Kumar Deep Cognition Labs
Brian White Ericsson
Mahesh Khasyap Kievanos
Victor Sandoval Limitless Mobile
Eric Haney, PhD Lone Star Analysis
Michael Gagne Microsoft
Dilip Rane Pepsico
Pedro Caceres Petmate
Adam Carpenter Pier 1 Imports
Venkat N. Rajan, PhD ReNi Analytics, Inc.
Vidhya Balakrishnan Sabre
Ashwin Vishwamitra SEAD Solutions
Gavin Berry Sogeti USA
Christopher Seil TDAmeritrade
Chris Cook Texas Instruments
Jeff Brown USAA