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Mehar Pratap Singh / Co-Founder

Mehar is one of the co-founders of ProCogia, and divides his time between our corporate headquarters in Vancouver, BC, and our Seattle office. Among his priorities is marshalling the diverse talents at ProCogia to expand the possibilities of data science to give our clients unbeatable competitive advantages.  

Mehar previously was a data science consultant at T-Mobile, Microsoft, and several start-up ventures in Seattle.  

He holds an MBA from the University of Washington and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. 

Mehar’s favorite party trick is to recite the entire Chemical Periodic Table from memory. He is also an avid basketball player and loves following the NBA.   


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Debabrata Dey / Co-Founder

Deb is one of the co-founders of ProCogia, contributing his years of experience in teaching, research, writing, and consulting in information systems and business analytics.

He is the Marion B. Ingersoll Professor of Information Systems at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington. Prior to joining Foster, he was a faculty member at Louisiana State University. Deb received his PhD in Information Systems from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester in 1994.

Outside of the office, Deb is avid theater enthusiast. He has been writing, directing and acting in Bengali plays for over three decades.


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Daniel Rossi / Advisor

Daniel is an advisor to ProCogia. He is the Chief Business Officer of GeekWire, an independent technology news site and online community based in Seattle. He previously served as the Executive Director of the Northwest Entrepreneur Network.

Daniel received his MBA from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, where he and his partner won the 2009 Business Plan Competition for their startup, Nanocel. They were also named Innovators of the Year by Seattle Business Magazine.

Daniel enjoys mystery novels, caper movies, soccer, and gourmet BBQ. 


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Gabe Hanzeli / Advisor

Gabe is an advisor to ProCogia and a retired Boeing IT executive. He was a Director of a number of operations at Boeing, including Corporate Network Operations, the Corporate IT Help Center, Commercial Airplanes Spares Information Systems, Commercial Airplanes Technical Services, Commercial Airplanes Technical Customer Support, and IT Enterprise Architecture.  

Gabe graduated with honors from the University of Washington with a BA in Economics, and has attended INSEAD’s Executive Advanced Management Program.

He currently holds community leadership roles with the UW Economics Visiting Committee Executive Council, the UW Business School Masters of IS Advisory Board, and the Boy Scouts of America. In addition to being an active soccer player, he is President of the Greater Seattle Soccer League. 


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Ijaz Ahamed / Data Science Lead

Ijaz leads the Data Science team at ProCogia, where he focuses on data analysis, and develops machine learning algorithms to help our clients achieve greater efficiencies and make more informed business decisions.

Prior to joining ProCogia, Ijaz was a Business Intelligence Systems Engineer at Tata Consultancy Services in India. He also interned as a data analyst at Tesla Motors. 

Ijaz completed his undergraduate degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering at Anna University, Chennai, India. He holds a Masters in Information Management (Data Science) from the University of Washington. 

His after-hours interests include badminton, chess, and staying abreast of emerging technologies.


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Gagandeep Singh / Data Scientist

Gagandeep is a Data Scientist at ProCogia, currently consulting to REI, the Seattle-based outdoor recreational firm. His responsibilities include working with business teams to gather requirements and build data science solutions with tools that include SQL, Excel, R and Tableau.

Prior to joining ProCogia, Gagandeep was a software engineer with Computer Sciences Corporation in India, where he focused on analysis of insurance data.

Gagandeep earned his undergraduate degree is in Computer Science and Engineering from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in New Delhi, India, and holds a MS in Information Management from the University of Washington in Seattle.

His consulting engagement with REI has also increased his enthusiasm for outdoor recreation and travel.


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Bo Han / Data Scientist

Bo is a Data Scientist at ProCogia who earned his PhD in in mathematics at Washington State University. He thrives at using advanced mathematical techniques to tackle complex problems and help our clients extract maximum value and actionable insights from their data.

Prior to joining ProCogia, Bo did a three-month internship at Argonne National Lab as a student in MCS. His focus was on implementing a projected gradient descent algorithm to solve the convex semidefinite programming relaxation of Phase Retrieval problem. His favorite party trick is to translate that into plain English for non-mathematicians. 

Bo relaxes by playing challenging video games and capturing northwest scenery with his camera. 


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Shyam Kannan / Program Manager

Shyam is a Program Manager at ProCogia, and currently manages the MAPs-Learning Option Partner Program at Microsoft.  His responsibilities include driving engagement and aligning channel partners to the Microsoft Partner Model.  He previously held strategic marketing communications roles for global brands including, Air Canada, Hyundai, Clorox, KIA Motors, Western Union, LG Electronics, Hewlett Packard and IBM.

Shyam is a Management Graduate from University of Strathclyde, UK, and an Economics Graduate from the University of Madras. He also has numerous certifications in sales, marketing and interactive advertising.

Shyam cultivates his talent for thinking several moves ahead by playing chess, and by being an accomplished player with the United States Tennis Association. 


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Aamir Rasheed / Data Scientist

Aamir is a Data Scientist at ProCogia who uses large scale data manipulation tools such as Hive and Spark. He applies machine learning techniques for predictive analytics to help ProCogia clients derive powerful insights from their data.

He has an MS in Information Management from the University of Washington and earned a BS in Computer Science in India from Manipal University, where he also worked for Deloitte for three years. He interned at PayPal in California and was previously employed as a data engineer at Data Science Dojo, a startup in Seattle.

Aamir enjoys travel and adventure sports. He recently mustered the courage to complete his first bungee jump, during which he gathered sufficient data to confirm that his adrenal glands are working fine.


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Jasman Jit Singh / Data Analytics Consultant

Jasman is a Data Analytics Consultant who combines his expertise in Business Intelligence and management consulting to help ProCogia’s clients discover meaningful insights and make better executive decisions. He earned a Masters in Finance from Brandeis University with a focus on Big Data Analytics. 

Prior to joining ProCogia, Jasman consulted to the financial services industry doing credit risk modelling, product risk analysis and project management. His experience also includes portfolio analytics and re-balancing, and financial due diligence. 

Jasman’s recreational interests include golf, exploring the Pacific Northwest outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.


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Mike Boden / Business Development Manager

Mike is the Business Development Manager at ProCogia. He thrives at introducing ProCogia’s capabilities to organizations of all sizes that are looking for competitive advantage in today’s data-driven marketplace.   

Prior to joining ProCogia, Mike held leadership roles in Seattle’s IT staffing industry, where he identified and recruited specialized talent for the area’s most prominent technology companies. 

Mike is a Seattle native and earned a BA in Business Administration at the University of Washington where he was a walk-on for the Huskies football team. He has three young sons and coaches their basketball, baseball, and football teams. Whenever possible, he enjoys having productive meetings with ProCogia’s clients and prospects on the golf course. 


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Piradee (Audrey) N. / Data Scientist Intern

Audrey is a Data Scientist intern with ProCogia working on predictive analytics and data visualization. Previously, she was a system engineer at Hutchison Telecommunication in Thailand, and an instructor at the School of Science & Technology.

Audrey is completing a Doctorate degree in Business Administration at Golden Gate University (GGU), San Francisco. She is a SAS Certified Statistical Business Analyst in Regression and Modeling, and teaches data analytics at GGU.

She received a MS in Information Systems from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Information from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology at Ladkrabang, Thailand.

Audrey’s recreational interests include yoga, traveling, hiking, and spending time with family and her corgi, Milo.