Bibliophile by night, innovation expert by day. Bibliophile by night, innovation expert by day.

Desikan Madhavanur

Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer

As JDA’s Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, Desikan Madhavanur leads a team of engineers and product managers passionate about leveraging new innovative technologies to create an optimal customer experience. His team is investing in and developing JDA’s current market-leading planning, execution and retail solutions to harness the collective power of cloud, IoT, analytics and big data to bring new solutions to market that deliver real-time, actionable insights and customer value.

Desikan honed his experience in modern application delivery, deployment, management, user adoption and profitable monetization at CA Technologies, where he served as Senior Vice President and Business Center head for Data Center Orchestration. Prior to CA, Desikan served as GVP of Engineering, Emerging Technologies and GM of Products & Strategy at E2Open. He has also held leadership positions at JP Morgan and i2 Technologies, where he spent four years as the lead product manager for collaborative supply and demand planning solutions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Annamalai University in India, a master’s degree in systems and industrial engineering from the University of Arizona and an MBA from the University of Texas.

If not designing products that will accelerate JDA’s vision of the Autonomous Supply Chain™, he would be an adventure tour guide, providing unique travel experiences such as balloon rides over Patagonia, hiking the Inca trail in Peru, or tracking tigers while riding elephants in India. In his downtime, he can often be found taking his kids from one activity to another and catching up on his reading.

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