Dr. Sanjay Nadkarni is the Director of Research & Innovation at the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management. His current interest is in Big Data and Analytics in hospitality and tourism. His portfolio comprises of academic and applied research, advisory and consultancy assignments for corporate, government and multilateral agencies in addition to his pedagogic practice which includes Visiting Professorships at various academic institutions including Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, the National University of Singapore and the City University of Macau. He is passionate about leveraging digital and tourism in economic development and sustainability, and is an Open Source evangelist. Sanjay is a native of Mumbai and was based in Macao prior to relocating to Dubai in 2009.