Dinanath (Dina) Kholkar is Vice President & Global Head, Analytics & Insights at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). In this role, Dina guides some of the world’s best companies in their journeys to unlock the potential of their data through the power of analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to uncover new business opportunities, drive business growth and increase revenue streams.
Dina advocates ‘data centricity’ as a strategic lever for business growth and transformation and believes that the need of the hour is ‘evangelization’ of data & analytics. His thought leadership in addition to his team’s expertise and collaborative working with customer organizations is empowering them to realize the power of their data in real-time decision making and ensuring success in their Business 4.0 transformation journeys.
With nearly 30 years of industry experience, Dina has held diverse leadership roles across the organization and amplified business value to customer organizations covering all major industries. He was responsible for building TCS’ data warehousing and data mining expertise and laying the foundation for the organization’s Business Intelligence practice. Dina has also led TCS’ Business Process Services (BPS) & Business Analytics units and served as the CEO & Managing Director of TCS eServe.
Dina is a member of the Board of Governors of his alma mater Veermata Jeejabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Mumbai and actively involved in the institute’s modernization journey.
Dina currently resides in Pune, India with his wife, son and parents. Outside of work, Dina currently serves as IEEE Pune Section Chair and provides leadership guidance in the areas of NextGen engineering education, agriculture and open data. He is a sports enthusiast who loves playing badminton and running long-distances. He loves to travel to explore new places and is a passionate photographer.