Rahul C. Basole

Rahul C. Basole
  • Associate Professor and Director, Georgia Institute of Technology


Rahul C. Basole is Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Computing and the Director for Enterprise Transformation in the Tennenbaum Institute/IPaT at Georgia Tech. He is also a Visiting Scholar in mediaX and the Human-Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research Institute (H-STAR) at Stanford University and a Fellow of the Batten Institute at the Darden School of Business.

Dr. Basole’s research and teaching focuses on computational enterprise science, information visualization, and strategic decision support. His work has received numerous best paper awards, has been recognized by the media, including the New York Times, CIO.com and CNBC, and he has published extensively in leading computing, management, and engineering journals and conferences. He is the Editor-in- Chief of the Journal of Enterprise Transformation and an editorial board member of INFORMS Service Science and Decision Support Systems. Basole holds a B.S. from Virginia Tech, a M.S. from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. from Georgia Tech, all in industrial and systems engineering.

Georgia Tech
Topic of Speech: “Structure and Strategy: Visualizing
Complex Ecosystems in the Digital Age”

The complex, interconnected, and rapidly evolving nature of business ecosystems makes systemic insights very challenging. Traditional interfirm relationships are increasingly complemented and replaced by fluid digital connections. And all of this is happening at speed, scale, and scope. Contemporary intelligence approaches typically use a myopic lens, focusing on direct partners, suppliers, customers, and competitors. Yet, the danger of such limited perspectives is an underestimation of risks and opportunities lurking in the periphery. In this keynote, Prof. Rahul Basole will discuss the transformative potential of visual ecosystem intelligence — the fusion of data visualization with analytical models — to augment and accelerate our ability to make sense, discover, and navigate the myriad of hypervariate complexities characterizing today’s business ecosystems.