Bala Deshpande

Bala Deshpande

Bala Deshpande is the founder of SimaFore, a custom analytics app development and consulting company. He has more than 20 years of experience in using analytical techniques in a wide range of application areas. His first exposure to predictive models and analytics was in the field of biomechanics - in identifying correlations and building multiple regression models. He began his career as an engineering consultant following which he spent several years analyzing data from automobile crash tests and helping to build safer cars at Ford Motor Company. He is the co-chair of Predictive Analytics World - Manufacturing, an annual conference focused on promoting and evangelizing predictive analytics in the industry. He blogs regularly about data mining and predictive analytics for his company at www.simafore.com/blog. He holds a PhD in Bioengineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Ross School of Business (Michigan).

Affiliations and Expertise

Founder, SimaFore