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Nirav Shah

Founder, DS/AI/ML/DataViz Expert & Speaker, Adjunct Prof.

Boston, MA, United States
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About Me

Founder of OnPoint Insights - a boutique consulting firm focused on Manufacturing, Data Analytics, Software Services & Staff Augmentation. Senior Data Analytics & Life Science Consultant with experience in complex statistical data analytics using multivariate data analysis (MVDA) methods – PCA, PLS, OPLS, and other techniques as Multiple Linear Regression. Blend of business vision and technical savvy, with a focus on the details required for successfully delivering projects and present it to various stake holders – primarily in Life Science Industry with experience in Chemical, Pulp and Paper, Food & Beverage, etc. Conduct modeling/analytical work which directly impacts profitability, growth, and or/ customer satisfaction outcomes. Passionate about building statistical models and data analytics. Possesses excellent communication skills with ability to analyze and model big data.  Present and train customers on different statistical analytics solutions for two to three days. Manage data analytical projects through completion; prepare data analysis report and presentations, present to senior management to create value from data. Manage consulting assignments for Life Science customers. Ability to work closely with engineering, marketing, sales, and support teams to realize the customer's overall product goals. Extensive knowledge of FDA, 21 CFR Part 11, GMP and GAMP regulations, S88, ICH Q, Validation Systems, etc

Our team is consisted of data analysts, big  data architects, cloud experts and software developers. We also partner with other product and consulting companies for implementing projects.

Work Experience
Founder & CEO at OnPoint Insights Jul 2015  - present

• Working with customers on improving manufacturing and operations, statistical process control, scheduling, optimizing uptime and yield using strong data mining and analytical skills. Processes include injection molding, extrusion, polymerization, fermentation, packaging, distillation • Develop statistical models, interpret data & make data driven decisions. • Working with customers in Bio-Pharma and Medical Device Industry - many of top 20 biopharma/medtech. • Excellent understanding of biopharma drug development life cycle and experience working with different departments – from R &D, analytical development, product development, manufacturing, packaging, etc. • Working with different Statistical packages such as Python, R, Tableau, Qlik, Power BI, Alteryx, RapidMiner and Knime  • Teach Multivariate Statistics (MVA), Batch Process Analytics, Design of Experiments Courses

Data Analytics and Tableau Instructor at Shawsheen Technical Institute Feb 2017  - present

• Developed course on Business Analytics and Data Visualization using Tableau, have taught two semesters at Shawsheen Technical Institute. Will be teaching an Advanced Tableau Course in Spring 2018 too.

Adjunct Professor at Tufts University Jan 2020  - present Medford, MA, USA

I teach Data Visualization with Tableau and PowerBI in Spring semester. During Fall , I teach Data Science and Machine Learning with Python.
Both courses are part of Masters in Data Analytics Program

MBA from Babson College - Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business
Jan 2008 - May 2012
Entrepreneurship, Consulting
Master of Science from UMass Lowell
Sep 2000 - May 2003
Chemical and Computer Engineering
Bachelor of Science from University of Mumbai
Sep 1995 - May 1999
Chemical Engineering


Advanced Analytics and Dashboards Visualization

Abstract: In this training session, you will learn to use data visualization and analytics software Tableau Public (free to use) and turn your data into interactive dashboards. You will get hands on training on how to create stories with dashboards and share these dashboards with your audience. However, the session will begin with a quick refresher of basics about design and information literacy and discussions about best practices for creating charts as well as decision making framework. Whether your goal is to explain an insight or let your audience explore data insights, Tableau's simple drag-and-drop user interface makes the task easy and enjoyable. You will learn what's new in Tableau and the session will cover the latest and most advanced features of data preparation. You will learn to create Table Calculations, Level of Detail Calculations, Animations and understanding Clustering. You will learn to integrate R and Tableau and how to use R within Tableau. You will also learn mapping, using filters / parameters and other visual functionalities. You will be able to analyze complex questions with ease and work with any kind of data to use your skills as data scientist/analyst. You will gain skills to analyze and visualize complex data sets with ease with minimum programming. In short, you will be guided using couple of data sets and will be taught to build a compelling and convincing story. You will build those stories with best visual practices.
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