Venu Nair


Venu is a Director in Protiviti’s Enterprise Data and Analytics practice. He is responsible for developing relationships and mutually beneficial go-to-market strategies with the major cloud hyper scalers, including Snowflake and Google.

He is a Data Architecture/Cloud Engineering practitioner and technology leader with nearly 30 years of experience in management consulting, project management and technology implementation. Venu has deep industry experience and has held data and analytics leadership roles across multiple organizations. He has a track record of delivering on large and complex engagements. Venu is a business-driven technologist who has been working closely with clients at various levels of the organization across multiple industries to deliver on analytics, visualization & predictive capabilities. He has experience in bringing together global teams to deliver data/analytics projects. In addition to being a strong data practitioner, Venu has built successful and competent data and analytics teams and fostered a results-driven culture. Venu is an Azure, AWS and Snowflake certified data practitioner with a deep knowledge of the modern data stack.

Areas of Expertise

  • Data Strategy
  • Solution & Data Architecture
  • Data Management
  • Data Governance
  • Data Streaming
  • Data Engineering
  • Data Mesh
  • Cloud Data Warehousing
  • Reporting & Analytics
  • AI / ML
  • Data Modeling
  • AWS, Azure and GCP
  • Snowflake
  • SQL / NoSQL

Industry Expertise

  • Banking & Payments
  • Insurance
  • Telco, Retail, Healthcare
  • Consumer Products
  • Wholesale Distribution (Hospitality)


  • Bachelors in Engineering, Bangalore University
  • MBA (Leadership and Change Management), Kellstadt School of Management (DePaul University), Chicago

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • PMI (Project Management Institute)
  • DAMA (Data Management Association) Wisconsin – Board Member
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
  • Certified Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900)
  • SnowPro Core Certification (Snowflake)
  • Azure Data Engineer Associate (DP-203)