Digital Leaders Council
Chief Data & Analytics Officer
Nissan Motor Corporation
Lalit Thakur is a data executive that leads complete data lifecycle, spanning from data management & analytics to data science and monetization. During his career, spanning over a decade in data space, Lalit has driven data strategy, led data standards and championed migration of data platforms from conventional to modern frameworks. He enjoys being at the intersection of business strategy, technology and data.
Currently at American Tire Distributors (ATD), he leads data and analytics. In this role, he is driving the build of a modern data and analytics platform and capability. Prior to ATD, Lalit served at Novant Health as VP of analytics and before that in a global role as VP & Chief of Data at Solera. In those roles he has built digital backbone for the organization and has driven mission to lead & execute the strategy to monetizing globally disparate data.
He has mentored in several hackathons to deliver data driven mobile apps and data driven operational savings. Lalit has been on several panels and presented on variety of data related topics.
Lalit holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and an Undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering.