Hovhannes Khandanyan is Sr. Manager, Big Data Analytics at CWT Solutions Group, the consulting arm of Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT). In this role, Hovhannes creates innovative data products to help companies make the most of their travel programs. His recent work has focused on analyzing and understanding the spending behavior of employees, both during their business trips and at the office. Hovhannes has conceived and developed a new methodology to analyze travel and expense costs, which helps finance, procurement and travel decision makers to identify the areas of spending where action is most needed.
Prior to joining CWT, Hovhannes worked at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), home of world’s most powerful particle accelerator. His research focused on identifying signals of interest in the massive amounts of collision data produced at CERN. Hovhannes holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Over the last decade Hovhannes has lived and worked in five countries across three continents, which allowed him to both develop professionally and acquire a network of outstanding collaborators.