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New Frontiers in Business Intelligence

Nari Kannan

New Ways to Visualize and Use Skills Intelligence

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I ran across a very interesting company a few days back and it had some interesting ways of showing where the skills you need are located.

I talked to Jeff Leventhal, CEO of Work Market, an integrated hosted portal that is sort of like an ERP system allowing you to find the technical and non-technical skills you need to work on projects. It takes the process end-to-end--from locating them to vetting them to hiring them and finally paying them.


It's not uncommon for people to go to various portals and individual sites and companies to get different parts of the above end-to-end process. Then you need to check out their work or talk to references and finally hire them. Once you hire them, you need to pay them and also keep track of the payments. You might be using a different service for that.

Work Market brings it all into one site with a paid subscription model. You can conduct the entire lifecycle of contracted work online. But what really interested me were some of the visualizations they have used in seeing where the skills might be.

Here are some examples:

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Here's another example:

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Here's one more that's interesting:

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Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint, and begin to build.- Robert Collier

Nari Kannan's blog explores how new approaches to business intelligence can help organizations improve the performance of business processes--whether these processes are creative or operational, internally-focused or customer-facing, intra-departmental or across functions.

Nari Kannan

Nari Kannan started and serves as the CEO of appsparq, a Mobile Applications development company based in Louisville, KY with offices in Singapore and India. Nari has over two decades of experience in computer systems development, translating product and service strategy into meaningful technology solutions, and both people and product development. Prior to this, he has served as both Chief Technology Officer and Vice President- Engineering in six successful startups, two of which he co-founded. He has proven experience in building companies, engineering teams, and software solutions from scratch in the United States and India. Prior to this, Nari started Ajira Technologies, Inc., in Pleasanton, CA, where he served as Chief Executive Officer for more than six years. While at Ajira, Nari was instrumental in developing service process management solutions that modeled, monitored, and analyzed business processes, initially targeting the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Telecom, and Banking verticals in India, and Finance, Insurance, and Healthcare verticals in the United States. Prior to this, he served as VP-Engineering at Ensenda, an ASP for local delivery services. He also served variously as Chief Technology Officer or VP-Engineering at other Bay-Area venture funded startups such as Kadiri and Ensera. He began his career at Digital Equipment Corporation as a Senior Software Engineer. Nari has a long involvement with Customer Support and other customer facing processes. At Digital Equipment Corporation he was involved with their 1800 person customer support center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was tasked with coming up with innovative tools to help customer support people do their jobs better. He holds a U.S patent for a software invention that automatically redirected email requests for customer support to the right group by digesting the contents of the request and guessing at which software or hardware support group is best equipped to handle it. At Ensera, he led a 45 person team in developing an internet based ASP service for handling auto insurance claims, coordinating information flow between end-customers, Insurance companies, Repair shops and Parts suppliers. Ensera was acquired by Mitchell Corporation in San Diego. Nari holds a B.S. degree in Physics from Loyola College, and an M.B.A degree from the University of Madras in Madras, India. He graduated with a M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1985. Contact Information: Nari Kannan. Email: nari@appsparq.com Mobile: 925 353 0197. Website: www.appsparq.com View more .

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