Harvard-Backed Experfy Disrupts Big Data Consulting
As a co-founder of Experfy, Sarabjot drives the overall product vision, strategy and growth for facilitating engagements between big data talent and enterprises. She is passionate about disrupting traditional models of engagement used today in a deeply fragmented analytics and BI market. Sarabjot draws upon fourteen years of experience in creating enterprise value; innovating new business models; brand positioning, UX design, marketing; and using technology to translate business complexities into actionable strategic solutions. Before joining Experfy, Sarabjot co-founded Academic Room, a platform that curates data within communities of practice and used by academics from over 200 countries. As a principal of a Boston based digital agency, she has managed multidisciplinary teams and client engagements. She has led ambitious technology initiatives for organizations such as Harvard University, EMC, Computer Associates, and Commonwealth of Massachusetts. During the course of her career, she has contributed significantly to over fifty software projects, and interactive products. She has also served in various strategic and consulting positions at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), Citigroup and Fidelity eBusiness. Specialties: Start-ups, entrepreneurship, brand positioning, marketing strategy, marketplaces, enterprise product development, UX design and usability, social networking platforms, business models
Experfy is a startup based in the Harvard Innovation Lab. We are building a McKinsey in the cloud, a marketplace where enterprises can hire data scientists on-demand. Our data scientists are available to work on specific short-term projects or they can augment existing data science teams. Unlike other skill-based platforms, Experfy data scientists have deep domain expertise and are vetted through a rigorous application process
Academic Room (http://www.academicroom.com) is a marketplace—headquartered in the Harvard Innovation Lab—where industry can directly hire the finest minds from academia for short-term projects. Industry has a tough time finding specialized academic talent. Academics too are increasingly finding it difficult to obtain tenure-track jobs and have no way to find relevant opportunities outside of academia. Academic Room solves this problem by creating an "oDesk for Academics" where industry may post its projects. The platform helps intelligently identify the best resources from a vast pool of academic talent. Academic Room was a finalist in 2012 Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange (MITX) Awards for its ability to harness and broker resources and talent across its expert network.
As the CEO of a Boston-based digital agency, Sarabjot was responsible for a broad portfolio of clients ranging from Fortune 500s, startups, government agencies to non profits and educational institutions. She has led online marketing and technology initiatives for Harvard University, EMC, Computer Associates, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Appirio, Management Sciences for Health, Wing Luke Asian Museum among others.
Responsible for the design of several Fidelity portals, including Rich Internet Applications for institutional clients. Helped build the industry's first web-based wealth-management platform that brings together portfolio management, CRM, financial planning, portfolio rebalancing and trading into one unified workstation.
Took part in global re-branding of SSGA ranging from financial reporting, marketing communications, motion graphics, mobile apps, online interfaces to rich media applications.
Responsible for the development of Citigroup's International Personal Banking (IPB) Affluent Customer Segment's platform.
Sarabjot Kaur has not indicated any interests.