Hema Narasimhan joins the Operations and Technology Management (OTM) program with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Calicut in India. After graduation, Hema joined Tata Consultancy Services, Asia's largest IT Consulting company, as a programmer in Mainframe technology. Soon after, she was singled out for her exceptional communication skills and her keen interest in understanding business concepts underlying the lines of code and was assigned to IT projects at the U.S headquarters for some of Tata's esteemed clients like Toyota Financial Services, Bank of America and Nielsen. For the past 9 years, Hema has worked as a Lead Business Analyst where she acted as a liaison between core business teams like Digital Marketing and Product Leadership and the supporting technology teams, helping to translate business needs into technology solutions. Some of her major assignments included designing and enhancing online products, improving user experience on marketing and retail websites and managing IT outsourcing. She has managed several cross-cultural, cross-functional, globally distributed teams throughout her career. With the OTM program at Wisconsin, Hema expects to combine her technology and consulting experience with sharp business acumen to play a strategic leadership role in leveraging online media to promote business for product-based organizations. Outside of work, Hema loves travelling and spending time with her two daughters.