Mr. Ashok Gorantla
Achiever's Success Story
"Leading the Charge: The Remarkable Journey of Ashok Gorantla in Pega low-code and no-code, AI/ML, Intelligent Systems, and Transformational Leadership"
Ashok Gorantla is a distinguished leader with a remarkable track record, spanning the fields of Low-code & No-code platforms, AI/ML, intelligent systems, business analysis, solution architecture, Cloud Engineering, and Cybersecurity. With a wealth of experience in advanced software solutions and products, his leadership in diverse industries and at prestigious organizations has consistently delivered outstanding results, making him a true luminary in the industry.
In his current role as an AI/ML Product Leader, Ashok stands at the forefront of designing, implementing, and enhancing cutting-edge algorithms using Pega low-code and no-code, AI/ML, predictive analytics, and adaptive analytics. His expertise plays a pivotal role in creating contextual, relevant, and personalized customer experiences in Telecom. This innovation has led to increased profitability, enhanced customer loyalty, and sustained growth for the organization. One of Ashok’s most remarkable achievements has been his work with Intelligent Platforms that proactively predict customer needs, resulting in tremendous revenue savings in the Call Center Operations year after year. Ashok’s ability to connect business strategy, design knowledge, and customer needs has been instrumental in driving the development, design, vision, and execution of successful products.
Ashok’s illustrious career includes spearheading the modernization of the Business Process Management platform as the leader of the Pega Center of Excellence (CoE). Under his guidance, the CoE successfully designed and deployed reusable processes and solutions for a suite of applications using Pega BPM. This initiative resulted in a dramatic reduction in call handling time through the use of Robotic Process Automation and Robotic Desktop Automation, seamlessly connecting to legacy systems, including Mainframes, to gather data and perform supporting tasks.
In addition to this, Ashok was a driving force in the digital transformation and modernization of Appeals & Grievances and Care Management systems. These efforts led to the delivery of best-in-class platforms and support for care managers, appeals & grievance nurses, and medical directors. Notably, Ashok’s leadership resulted in a remarkable reduction in regulatory fines. This reduction was achieved through the streamlining and automation of the intake process of appeals and grievances from various channels, employing intelligent skill-based routing of cases, automatic prioritization based on SLAs and urgency, and timely escalations when nearing or missing SLAs.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, Ashok is an active contributor to the Information Technology community. His work has been published in reputable platforms, including the esteemed “Journal of Discrete Mathematical Sciences and Cryptography.” His research on a hybrid methodology with a learning-based approach for protecting systems from DDoS attacks has been widely recognized. Additionally, he has presented at multiple IEEE Conferences. His recent work – “An intelligent optimization framework to predict the vulnerable range of tumor cells using the Internet of Things,” demonstrates his commitment to pioneering novel applications of information technologies for societal benefit. He has co-authored the book “Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach”. Ashok’s future writing endeavors include books covering a range of topics from Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to 1-1 Customer Engagement Systems.
In addition to his writing, Ashok serves as a valued member of judging committees for prestigious awards, including the Globee Awards (Leadership, Information Technology, Golden Bridge, and Cybersecurity) and the Stevie International Business Awards for Customer Service. His expertise extends to evaluating Senior Member elevations for the prestigious IEEE.
Ashok is an IEEE Senior Member and a panel member of the Senior Member Review committee, which serves as a testament to his exceptional contributions to the field. He maintains active memberships in renowned professional organizations, including the Scrum Alliance and the Association for Computing Machinery. Ashok’s extraordinary abilities, honed skills, vast knowledge, analytical acumen, and unwavering commitment have culminated in tailored solutions that drive organizational growth and benefit the broader IT community. Holding a Master of Computer Science (MS) from the esteemed Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, and a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India, where he graduated among the top 100 in the university and all its affiliated engineering colleges in the Computer Science Engineering department.
Ashok Gorantla’s career is a testament to his exceptional leadership and expertise in driving innovation and excellence across diverse industries and organizations. His contributions have consistently yielded substantial benefits, and he continues to make a lasting impact on the field of Information Technology. Ashok’s dedication to excellence, paired with his profound knowledge and technical skills, set him apart as a true leader in his field, and his story continues to inspire those who aim to achieve remarkable success in the world of technology and business.
In the coming five years, Ashok aim to evolve into an entrepreneur committed to crafting powerful AI/ML solutions extending beyond healthcare, tackling global challenges. His passion is in developing transformative technologies that not only advance patient care but also address broader human issues. Fusing technical expertise, healthcare insight, and a dedication to ethical, inclusive solutions, he aspire to positively impact people from various backgrounds.