Hamaad Chippa is part of Informatica's Industry Consulting practice, responsible for identifying data management challenges, trends, and best practices in the manufacturing and retail / CPG verticals. He also helps organizations understand the value improved data can have to important revenue, cost, margin, and efficiency drivers. Prior to Informatica, Hamaad spent 10 years as a management consultant professional, specializing in providing leading-edge insights to help clients transform their businesses and attain high performance capabilities. He employed various methodologies to help clients with complexity / cost reduction, product development strategy, and manufacturing operations strategy to develop unique approaches to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness. He also possess additional expertise in supply chain and procurement strategy, program management, and business process re-engineering in aerospace & defense, government / federal organizations, and tech. Hamaad graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor degree in math & computer science and has an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. He's based out our nation's capital in Washington, D.C. by way of the Windy City. In his free time, he enjoys biking around the historic D.C. neighborhoods & trails, taking sports photography, and spending time with his family, particularly teaching his son about the Star Wars universe.