Ashish has a lifelong passion for solving problems pertaining to the utility industry – for example, using advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) data to create algorithms for improving outage management indicators. He applies his problem-solving skills to generate greater value for utility stakeholders. Working with leading East Coast utilities, he delivered productivity improvements and operations savings in excess of $5.5 million.
That’s just a start. He has spear headed many complex, large-scale transformation engagements for leading North American utilities. These range across a wide array of utility goals – from a smart meter deployment for a leading NA utility with 5 million customers, to grid modernization data analytics roadmap definition and smart communities, sustainable future IT/OT roadmap for a utility planning to deploy 250,000+ smart lights and gunshot detectors across its service territory.
These experiences have instilled him with skills in business case preparation, strategic planning, stakeholder communication, vendor negotiation, and program management.
Prior to joining West Monroe, Ashish was Energy & Utilities Portfolio Leader with Cognizant Business Consulting . He holds degrees in mechanical engineering and industrial engineering from leading technical and business schools in India. He is certified scrum master (CSM) and certified scrum product owner (CSPO).
Ashish is adept at leading distributed teams in complex, unstructured environments.
Outside of work, his diverse interests include reading finance, teaching mathematics, playing tennis, and stargazing. He also enjoys the abundant nature trails in his home state, New Jersey and spending time with his 2-year-old son.
He has published whitepapers, points of view, and industry research based on his experience working with leading utilities. He recently interviewed CEOs of major utilities in the New York City Metropolitan Region and helped ‘Partnership for NYC’ publish the research article ‘A call for action and collaboration’ toward the recovery and reinvention in the region.
He enjoys sharing his experience beyond the utility sector, providing pro bono consulting to non-governmental organizations in the education and technology field.