Robin Patra, ARCO Constructions

Robin Patra, Director Data, Analytics & AI, ARCO Constructions

Robin is an industry-recognized Data, Analytics, and AI leader with over 20 years driving large enterprises to become insight-driven digital businesses. Known for successfully leading embedded AI, Analytics, data-driven digital transformation across manufacturing, finance, and construction, building Strategy, teams and vision from grounds up. He specializes in steering organizational-wide data strategy, building high-impact data platforms and products, and enabling broad data accessibility for AI and decision making at scale like: • As Head of Digital Transformation at Cisco, he pioneered the manufacturing industry’s first Digital Twin, setting a new standard for innovation in the Supply Chain ecosystem. • As Director of Data & AI at BlackRock, Robin was the pioneering force behind the industry’s first Finance Data Cloud, disrupting how financial data powers decision-making. • Today, Robin is innovating the first Construction industry real time data platforms, to make construction more performance-driven, making sites radically safer for humans through AI-powered insights. As an proven change agent, he has shifted mindsets, updated technology stacks, broken down data siloes, and upskilled workforces to embed state-of-the-art data practices from C-suite to frontline. His record of using analytics, digital twins, and other AI to optimize supply chains, elevate customer experience, and launch breakthrough data offerings has translated to over $50M direct data monetization. Moreover, established benchmarks increasing enterprise data ROI, value, and impact by over 100% exemplify Robin’s ability to culturalized data as a primary corporate asset driving competitive advantage. With internationally recognized companies like Cisco, Rabobank, and BlackRock benefiting from Robin’s sophisticated leadership in data strategy, data science, data platform engineering, data product management, and data evangelism – he stands ready to partner as a trusted senior data executive helping navigate any complex digital transformation. Robin remains highly motivated to empower enterprises where data, analytics, and AI act as the cornerstones to learn, adapt, and lead in a digital-first world.

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