Director, Data Management
Sandip Shah, Director of Data Management, is responsible for managing the Enterprise Information Systems and Services for Rogers communications. Sandip is strategic leader with over 15 years’ experience in transforming organizations into a true data-as-an-asset mindset and harnessing the database services, Big Data and AI for business insights. Sandip joined the Enterprise IT team of Rogers Communications in 2013 with the responsibility for centralizing all the data across the organization to deliver Enterprise data warehouse and Enterprise Data lake. Sandip’s major role is to Enable Rogers business units; Consumer, Enterprise and Media to provide true data insights and analytics. Collaborative partnerships were built inside and outside the company, which enabled the IT Organization to reduce the operational cost by 45% for data management team i.e roughly 12M+ within 3years. These strategic relationships include product partners like Hortonworks, SAS, Informatica, Microstrategy as well as SI Partners like TCS, Tech M, Cap Gemini to build High-Performance enterprise data warehouse, Big Data Analytics, and Enterprise reporting teams.
Prior to Rogers, Sandip was managing Scotiabank’s Enterprise data warehouse and helped the organization to build a financial data warehouse for Marketing and Retail Units. Sandip holds a Master of Computer Engineering degree from Canada and Bachelors degree in Computer science from India;
Senior Director, Data Management & Technology
David Nesarajah, Senior Director and Head of Data Management & Technology at Rogers Communications, is responsible for managing the Enterprise Information Systems and Services. David, leading a department of over 400 onshore and offshore resources, is a strategic leader with over 20 years of experience in Finance and IT. In David’s current role, he has been promoting data as an asset for decision making and strategic investments. Under David’s leadership, capital intensity in Data Management has nearly doubled in a three year period.
David joined the Data Management team with a focus to simplify existing technologies, implement new technologies, and drive improvements in BI delivery. The team pursued an aggressive path to centralize all data across the organization by replatforming systems, reducing data redundancy, and streamlining technologies, leading to a 45% reduction in operating costs over a three year period. Through this journey of simplification the team has driven improved security and access to data to ensure it is treated as a corporate asset.
Speed and quality of program delivery has improved by developing strategic partnerships with product partners such as Hortonworks, SAS, Informatica, Microstrategy as well as SI Partners such as TCS, Tech M, Cap Gemini and Adastra.
In addition to the technology transformation, David has worked with the business units across the organization to implement automated and self-serve reporting, and advance analytics and modeling capabilities.