Hamaad Chippa

Hamaad Chippa

Hamaad Chippa, Director of Industry Consulting, Informatica

Hamaad Chippa is part of Informatica’s Industry Consulting practice, responsible for identifying data management challenges, trends, and best practices in the manufacturing, retail, and CPG verticals. He also helps organizations understand the value improved data can have to important revenue, cost, and efficiency drivers. Prior to Informatica, Hamaad spent 10 years as a management consultant, specializing in providing leading-edge insights to help clients transform their businesses and attain high performance capabilities. He employed various methodologies to help clients with complexity / cost reduction, product development strategy, and manufacturing operations strategy, improving operational efficiency and effectiveness. Hamaad graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor degree in math & computer science and has an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. He’s based out of Washington, D.C. by way of the Windy City. In his free time, he enjoys biking around the historic D.C. neighborhoods and trails, sports photography, and spending time with his family, particularly teaching his son about the Star Wars universe.

Keeping Customers Loyal: Creating Experiences Powered by Data

In 2017, many struggling retailers closed their doors. In fact, more than 6,800 stores closed from the impact of online retailing or, in some cases, lack of interest in their businesses. Consumers are no longer willing to go into a store and meander through the aisles to make a purchase, unless it’s for a bargain (think…

Re-Purposing Retail Stores: The New Frontier of Shopping

If you've walked into a retail store over the last few years, you'll notice the shopping experience isn't what it used to be. Showrooms are sparsely stocked and associates lack knowledge of customer needs, making the thought of going to malls and department stores a daunting and frustrating endeavor. As a result, many large retailers…

Why Business Agility is the Key to Increasing Retail Growth

“Why the Future of Retail Will Blow Your Mind” reads the title of an Entrepreneur article from nearly two years ago. The piece detailed how brick-and-mortar retailers were planning to leverage technology to improve the often mundane in-store experience and boost slowing store sales. A primary way in-store customers were going to be "mind blown" was an "immersive personalized mobile experience" which would ping…