Purna brings a long and successful history of technological and entrepreneurial leadership to Logile. He is a visionary force in enterprise workforce management and optimisation.
Purna began his career at Carnegie Group, affiliated with Carnegie Mellon University, which pioneered the concept that led to the development of supply chain management. He then joined American Airlines, developing and implementing real-time aircraft maintenance planning and scheduling solutions.
Eager to apply his logistics management ideas and solutions to workforce management, Purna founded SoftThought Systems, Inc. in 1994, where he led the design and introduction of FDS, a workforce labour scheduling solution. Leading retailers, including Price Chopper, H-E-B, SUPERVALU and Food Lion selected FDS. Many leaders in the retail industry continue to use FDS to this day; verifiable evidence of Purna’s farsighted design philosophy.
SoftThought was acquired in 2000 by Timera, a leading developer of crew management solutions in the rail industry. As President of the Timera Texas subsidiary, Purna led the evolution of the next generation real-time enterprise workforce management solution, EWM. It was selected by leading retailers, including H-E-B, Dollar Tree and, after acquisition by JDA Software in 2004, 7-Eleven and Belk department stores among many others.
At Logile Purna continues to be a pioneer in innovative workforce management solutions. Logile combines workforce and execution management tools to create sophisticated agile, real-time solutions that can be deployed with minimal end-user training. Utilising agile SOA and EDA architecture and web 2.0 technology, Logile’s solutions incorporate the latest techniques in planning, scheduling, artificial intelligence, operations research, distributed object, web service, software engineering and business process management (BPM).
Purna holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, a leading engineering and technology institute in the Republic of India.