Sam Poddar - Sr. Manager, Business Dev and Implementation
Sam is the Sr. Manager, Business Dev and Implementation at Lotus Analytics Engineering Headquarters - Smartlytics Innovations Pvt Ltd. He was born in Ranchi, India and has pursued his education from the top schools and colleges across India. He has graduated from BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore with Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology. He completed his post-graduation from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta with Masters in Business Administration. During his post-graduation, he was also selected for the Student Exchange Program to study a semester at the Olin Business School, St. Louis, USA. All his study life, he has been a consistent performer in academics and extra-curricular activities equally and comes with a distinguished set of achievements at all levels.
He began his career as a Software Engineer at the R&D center of BOSCH GmbH in Bangalore, India. He led several teams during his tenure there and proposed and completed several projects in the car infotainment domain successfully. He worked at Bosch for almost three years before moving to EXL Analytics as a Project Manager after the completion of his post-graduation. He worked at EXL for three years as a Financial Consultant solving complex problems for his clients in the Banking and Financial Services industry. He worked for two of the Top 5 Banking institutions in the world and the projects required applying finance, statistics and analytics knowledge to build financial models and advise CXOs over capital planning and allocation to name a few. He joined Lotus Analytics in 2017 as Senior Manager Business Development and Implementation and has since achieved many targets and has on-boarded several clients through sheer persistence, hard work and consistency.
Some of his personality traits are diligent, capable and detailed. He believes that the only road to success is through hard work and practice as there are no short cuts in life. When he is not crunching numbers or giving presentations, he spends quality time with his family, who are the axis, around whom his life revolves. He also enjoys travelling and learning about the history and culture of new places. Of all the places he has travelled, he loves Rajasthan the most and to him, it is 'home'. He also enjoys an occasional round of football, basketball and golf.