Prashanth Palakurthi is the CEO of Reflexis Systems. He founded the company in 2001 and with his team of co-founders pioneered the category of Retail Execution Management solutions that enable companies to simplify store operations and consistently execute labor operations and customer engagement strategies. He has spent over 25 years with enterprises in Europe, Asia, Caribbean and the USA advising them on the Alignment of Business and IT Strategies. In 2014, he received an Award from the Asian American Business Development Center in New York for building a successful business and contributing to the community.Prashanth is a double graduate with Masters in Mathematics and Management Studies from the Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences in India. He serves as an Advisor to the Board of the Giving Back Foundation spending time on Autism Research and is a frequent contributor to educational programs at his Alma Mater. Prashanth's fantasy is to become a world-class Bridge Player and hopes to find time to learn it well.