Findability Program Manager, Harvard Business School
Ravi is just another search guy standing tall on the shoulders of giants. He plays with Enterprise & Website Search and Findability and has a huge side interest in Linguistics.
Formally trained as an engineer, he was recently naturalized into Information Management of which he is a very happy citizen. Ravi believes that making incremental changes is an effective path towards improving search and tries to make this happen on a daily basis.
He is currently playing the lead role in jump-starting and running the findability program at HBS, including the design and implementation of findability standards, search tools, and search user interfaces. Ravi has previously worked in the data storage and financial industries.
He has masters degree in engineering from the University of Massachusetts and Brandeis University.
Ravi understands there are many ways to skin the midlife crisis cat, including riding sport bikes and studying Russian.
View this brief video for an introduction to his conference talk:
Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts.
The school offers a full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.
It is ranked 1st among American business schools by the U.S. News & World Report and 3rd in the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2010, behind London Business School and The Wharton School at the The University of Pennsylvania. It is consistently ranked in the top ten of other national and global business school rankings, and is one of six Ivy League business schools.
Analytics provides good fodder for your search engine. Examining query and clickstream data and tuning your search engine accordingly can be a great method for improving the quality of search results.
For more details on this talk, see The evolution of search analytics at Harvard Business School