Anurag Harsh, Global Chief Data Officer, LafargeHolcim

Anurag Harsh, LafargeHolcim

Global Chief Data Officer
Digital media and publishing is a tough industry, with changing business models and competition from large and ...
Global Chief Data Officer, LafargeHolcim
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Anurag Harsh is the Global Chief Data Officer for the $26 Billion LafargeHolcim Group, the world’s largest building materials and solutions company. His goal is to have a measurable impact on reducing the carbon footprint of the planet. Instead of moving 100 people to Mars in the next 20 years Anurag prefers to work on initiatives that provide infrastructure for over 2 billion people moving into urban settings on Earth.

He is spearheading a data-centric Industry 4.0 operational footprint across LafargeHolcim’s 2300 plants in 80 countries to boost commercial effectiveness, optimize logistics and supply chain, increase manufacturing efficiency (“Plants of Tomorrow”), optimize the use of alternative fuels, and reduce carbon emissions using machine learning, IoT, robotics, AI and data science.

Concrete is the most widely used substance on Earth after water. LafargeHolcim fuels the planet's largest infrastructure projects such as the World Trade Center in New York, the Giants Stadium and Tappan Zee Bridge in New Jersey, CityLife in Italy - one of the largest urban redevelopment projects in Europe, the metro-subway in New Delhi, and the Grand Paris Express, the largest transport infrastructure project in Europe. A published author of 7 business books Anurag graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Wharton School with an MBA and MS.

Previously Worked

Co-Founder, Ziff Davis
Chief Marketing Officer, IPsoft

Recent Content from Anurag Harsh

Ziff Davis: Behind the Scenes at a Digital Media Brand

Digital media and publishing is a tough industry, with changing business models and competition from large and small players. Learn how a seasoned entrepreneur helped create one of the large digital media and publishing brands in the world.

Cognitive Computing and Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is part of the core strategy for many companies. Today, however, transformation involves not just organizational change but platforms, ecosystems, and technologies that enable organizations to use data in new ways. This episode explores the transition to new business models -- simplifying without gaining complexity -- using machine learning and cognitive computing as a foundation.

Advice for Digital Transformation, with SVP of Ziff Davis

Digital transformation involves all parts of a company, from sales and marketing to operations, supply chain, and talent. On this episode, a seasoned leader and author shares practical advice for undertaking a program of digital transformation. Our guest is Anurag Harsh, Senior Vice President and Founding Executive at Ziff Davis.
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Anurag Harsh, Global Chief Data Officer, LafargeHolcim
Anurag Harsh
Global Chief Data Officer

Former Co-Founder at Ziff Davis
Former Chief Marketing Officer at IPsoft