Bhuvan Unhelkar


Bhuvan Unhelkar (BE, MDBA, MSc, PhD; FACS) is a Cutter Expert. He has decades of strategic as well as hands-on professional experience in the information and communi­cations technologies (ICT) industry. Dr. Unhelkar is a full Professor at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee campus. As a founder of MethodScience and PLATiFi, he has demonstrated consulting and training expertise in big data (strategies), business analysis (use cases, BPMN), software engineering (object modeling, Agile processes, and quality), collaborative Web services, green IT (environment), and mobile business. Dr. Unhelkar’s domain experience includes banking, financial, insurance, government, and telecommunications. He has designed, developed, and customized a suite of industrial courses, which have been regularly delivered to business executives and IT professionals globally, including those in Australia, US, UK, China, India, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Singapore, and Malaysia. Dr. Unhelkar is also a specialist distance tutor for the Australian Computer Society and Australian Catholic University. His thought leadership is reflected through successful supervision of eight PhD students, publications in journals, and the authoring of 25 books, including Artificial Intelligence and Business Optimization, Big Data Strategies for Agile Business, and The Art of Agile Practice. Dr. Unhelkar was the recipient of Computerworld’s Object Developer Award (1995), the Consensus IT Professional Award (2006), and the IT Writer Award (2010).

Dr. Unhelkar has published in the areas of collaborative business, globalization, mobile business, software quality, business analysis/processes, the UML, and green ICT and has extensively presented and published papers and case studies. He has designed and presented undergrad and grad courses in global information systems, Agile methods, object-oriented analysis and design, business process reengineering, and new technology alignment to universities in Australia, US, China, and India. Dr. Unhelkar also conducts study groups for the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) BABOK Guide, delivering 35 hours of training workshops in business analysis. His current industrial research interests include Agile business analysis (CAMS and avoiding method friction), big data, and environmentally responsible business strategies. He holds a Certificate-IV in TAA and TAE and is a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP of the IIBA). Dr. Unhelkar is an engaging and sought-after speaker; a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society (for distinguished contribution to the field of ICT); IEEE Senior Member; life member of the Computer Society of India; Past President of Rotary Club of Sarasota Sunrise (Florida) — Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, AG; a Discovery volunteer at NSW parks and wildlife; a member of the Society for Design and Process Science; and a former TiE Mentor. Dr. Unhelkar earned his PhD in the area of object orientation from the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. Dr. Unhelkar can be reached at