(PhD Physics, PhD Chemical Engineering)
Kailash Awati is a staff member at the UTS Connected Intelligence Centre where he teaches into the Master of Data Science and Innovation program. Prior to these roles, he worked for a pharmaceutical multinational where he set up a global IT service center specializing in business intelligence and data analytics while working as an enabler across the business.
Over the last several years, Kailash has worked as a business intelligence manager, data analytics specialist, facilitator & sensemaker, project manager and engineering software developer in organisations ranging from startups to established firms. Earlier, in what seems to him like another life, he did research in fluid dynamics and other areas of physics and applied mathematics.
His current professional interests which include data and text analytics, decision making, sensemaking, knowledge management and collaborative approaches to problem solving in large organisations.
Kailash is the co-author of the Heretic’s Guides series of books. The first one, Heretic’s Guide to Best Practices, deals with collaborative approaches to managing complex problems. It won an Axiom Business Book Award in 2012 and was nominated for the Foreword Book of the Year Award in 2013. His second book, The Heretic’s Guide to Management, is about managing ambiguity in organisations.