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Technologist Deep-Dive (Gen AI & Data Science) Track
AI Safety
AI Technologists
Data Science
C-Suite

Author:

Jonathan Bennion

AI Engineer
Rackspace

Jonathan Bennion

AI Engineer
Rackspace

Author:

John Almasan

Senior Managing Director, Head of AI & Emerging Tech
TIAA

Dr. John Almasan is an accomplished technology executive with over 20 years of experience leading global tech teams and building large-scale data, AI, and cloud platforms for prominent companies such as TIAA, McKinsey & Co., American Express, Bank of America, and Nationwide Insurance. With deep expertise in multi-cloud big data engineering, machine learning, and data science, John is a hands-on practitioner and passionate about enabling the acceleration of AI adoption.

As an adjunct professor at various universities and a member of Arizona State University's Executive Board of Advisors, John is committed to preparing the next generation to meet the future's skillset needs and demands. He focuses on employee cross-training and actively engages in teaching and mentoring students in the field.

John holds two master's degrees in Engineering and Statistics, a Doctor of Business Administration, and has over 20+ patents credited to his name. He has received several awards throughout his career for his contributions to the technology industry.

John Almasan

Senior Managing Director, Head of AI & Emerging Tech
TIAA

Dr. John Almasan is an accomplished technology executive with over 20 years of experience leading global tech teams and building large-scale data, AI, and cloud platforms for prominent companies such as TIAA, McKinsey & Co., American Express, Bank of America, and Nationwide Insurance. With deep expertise in multi-cloud big data engineering, machine learning, and data science, John is a hands-on practitioner and passionate about enabling the acceleration of AI adoption.

As an adjunct professor at various universities and a member of Arizona State University's Executive Board of Advisors, John is committed to preparing the next generation to meet the future's skillset needs and demands. He focuses on employee cross-training and actively engages in teaching and mentoring students in the field.

John holds two master's degrees in Engineering and Statistics, a Doctor of Business Administration, and has over 20+ patents credited to his name. He has received several awards throughout his career for his contributions to the technology industry.

In today's dynamic financial landscape, the ability to leverage cutting-edge technologies is paramount for banks seeking to thrive and excel. This presentation delves into the transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and provides a comprehensive roadmap to harness its power to revolutionize banking operations and customer experiences:

  1. Discover the essential considerations for responsibly building classical AI and Generative AI models in the financial sector
  2. Uncover the common pitfalls to avoid, preventing project failures and ensuring successful AI implementation
  3. Understand the prerequisites for crafting an AI strategy tailored to multi organization and company's unique needs
  4. Learn how to craft a step-by-step AI Strategy for transforming banking operations and customer experiences
  5. Reap the transformative power of AI capabilities and position cross-functional organizations for success in an evolving financial landscape.
Application & Gen AI Integration (Business Leaders) Track
Business Leader
AI Implementation
C-Suite
Finance
Banking
BFSI

Author:

Pratik Gautam

Lead Product Manager and VP
Citigroup

Pratik is a lead Product Manager and VP at Citigroup. He is an accomplished product leader with 15 years of experience in digital, advanced analytics, automation, and artificial intelligence, with a series of successes in innovation transformations. He has diverse experience in AI within the customer support domain, including call record indexing, document management, RPA automation, and chatbots for global banks such as JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup. Pratik has also applied AI technology such as computer vision, NLP, and OCR for middle and back-office functions and is currently exploring LLM innovations with prompt engineering, AI workflows, and chatbots, leveraging the latest generative AI-based innovations for Citigroup. 

Pratik Gautam

Lead Product Manager and VP
Citigroup

Pratik is a lead Product Manager and VP at Citigroup. He is an accomplished product leader with 15 years of experience in digital, advanced analytics, automation, and artificial intelligence, with a series of successes in innovation transformations. He has diverse experience in AI within the customer support domain, including call record indexing, document management, RPA automation, and chatbots for global banks such as JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup. Pratik has also applied AI technology such as computer vision, NLP, and OCR for middle and back-office functions and is currently exploring LLM innovations with prompt engineering, AI workflows, and chatbots, leveraging the latest generative AI-based innovations for Citigroup. 

At the turn of the millennium, in their seminal book 'Discipline of Market Leaders, the authors Michael Treacy and Fred Wiersema posited that Excellence could be grouped into three dimensions - product leadership, operational excellence, and customer intimacy. Two decades later, we revisit these dimensions in light of the perfect storm of AI and present use cases that help companies transform through a step-change in their market leadership by thoughtfully and deliberately implementing AI in their functions to gain a step-change in performance improvement along with revenue, costs, and overall profitability. 

Application & Gen AI Integration (Business Leaders) Track
Advertising
Business Leader
C-Suite
Customer Experience

Author:

Das Dasgupta

Former CDO
Saatchi and Saatchi

Former CDAIO, Saatchi & Saatchi; Adjunct Professor of Data Science & Operations (DSO) at USC Marshall School of Business.

Dr. Das Dasgupta was most recently the Chief Data Officer at Saatchi & Saatchi (S&S), an advertising agency owned by the $11B Publicis Groupe. His prior leadership roles include Global SVP of Data Science and Digital Transformation at Viacom, L8 Director at Amazon with four L8 reports, and Partner at McKinsey and EY.

Das is an expert in utilizing data and artificial intelligence to grow revenues and cut business costs. He structures this through three lenses - product leadership, operational excellence, and customer intimacy. This includes building top-tier data strategy teams and systems with the right AI and machine learning technologies so that companies can make informed data-driven decisions related to marketing & advertising, operations/supply chain, and back-office automation with proven ROI.

A few examples include building an AI/ML powered system for S&S that helped increase return on ad spend for their clients by an average of 40%, automating the order-to-cash, procure-to-pay, and records-to-reports systems for Viacom’s back office (saving $30M over two years), and also developing Amazon’s process of taking a picture of a delivered package and sending it to the customer which significantly improved the customer experience and saved $100M+ in costs for Amazon. Across the companies Dr. Dasgupta has been involved with, his work has contributed to over $500M in cost savings and revenue growth.

 

Das Dasgupta

Former CDO
Saatchi and Saatchi

Former CDAIO, Saatchi & Saatchi; Adjunct Professor of Data Science & Operations (DSO) at USC Marshall School of Business.

Dr. Das Dasgupta was most recently the Chief Data Officer at Saatchi & Saatchi (S&S), an advertising agency owned by the $11B Publicis Groupe. His prior leadership roles include Global SVP of Data Science and Digital Transformation at Viacom, L8 Director at Amazon with four L8 reports, and Partner at McKinsey and EY.

Das is an expert in utilizing data and artificial intelligence to grow revenues and cut business costs. He structures this through three lenses - product leadership, operational excellence, and customer intimacy. This includes building top-tier data strategy teams and systems with the right AI and machine learning technologies so that companies can make informed data-driven decisions related to marketing & advertising, operations/supply chain, and back-office automation with proven ROI.

A few examples include building an AI/ML powered system for S&S that helped increase return on ad spend for their clients by an average of 40%, automating the order-to-cash, procure-to-pay, and records-to-reports systems for Viacom’s back office (saving $30M over two years), and also developing Amazon’s process of taking a picture of a delivered package and sending it to the customer which significantly improved the customer experience and saved $100M+ in costs for Amazon. Across the companies Dr. Dasgupta has been involved with, his work has contributed to over $500M in cost savings and revenue growth.

 

Application & Gen AI Integration (Business Leaders) Track
Data Privacy
Ethical AI
C-Suite
Healthcare
Finance
Manufacturing
Moderator

Author:

Hira Dangol

Vice President, AI/ML & Automation
Bank Of America

Industry experience in AI/ML, engineering, architecture and executive roles in leading technology companies, service providers and Silicon Valley leading organizations. Currently focusing on innovation, disruption, and cutting-edge technologies through startups and technology-driven corporation in solving the pressing problems of industry and world.

Hira Dangol

Vice President, AI/ML & Automation
Bank Of America

Industry experience in AI/ML, engineering, architecture and executive roles in leading technology companies, service providers and Silicon Valley leading organizations. Currently focusing on innovation, disruption, and cutting-edge technologies through startups and technology-driven corporation in solving the pressing problems of industry and world.

Author:

Aruna Narayanan

Principal Software Architect
GE Healthcare

As a Principal Software Architect in GE HealthCare’s AI organization, Aruna leads the architectural effort in building an AI platform that can help build AI models at scale and has successfully contributed to deploying several AI solutions on GEHC devices, on premise and on cloud. She collaborates across multiple GE HealthCare businesses to enable their digital transformation and speed of execution while consuming the AI platform solution.

Aruna Narayanan

Principal Software Architect
GE Healthcare

As a Principal Software Architect in GE HealthCare’s AI organization, Aruna leads the architectural effort in building an AI platform that can help build AI models at scale and has successfully contributed to deploying several AI solutions on GEHC devices, on premise and on cloud. She collaborates across multiple GE HealthCare businesses to enable their digital transformation and speed of execution while consuming the AI platform solution.

Author:

Zafer Sahinoglo, Ph.D.

VP of Business Innovation
Mitsubishi Electric Innovation Center

Dr. Zafer Sahinoglu received his M.B.A. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2013, and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, in years 2002 and 1998, respectively.

He was a senior principal research scientist in MERL between 2001 and 2016. His technical expertise includes stochastic signal processing, space-time adaptive processing, ultra-wideband and OFDMA wireless communications, and indoor localization and tracking, biomedical signal processing, Li-ion battery modeling.

He worked in Japan for 6 months in 2014 to promote new software and service based business models in various business divisions. He formed a Vision 2020 Business Innovation group in Mitsubishi Electric US in 2016, where his team developed several SaaS platforms. He has been leading and managing product design and agile product development, building business models, developing technology strategies, and bundling these steps into customized processes with continuous innovation.

He is an inventor on more than 80 patents, has co-authored more than 100 international journal and conference papers, made more than 50 contributions to international standards including ZigBee, IEEE 802.15.4a UWB PHY and MAC, IEEE 802.15.4e MAC, and MPEG 21. He has written two books on wireless communication and localization systems published by Cambridge University Press. He also earned Docent Dr. (Associate Prof.) title in Turkey in 2012 in Electrical Engineering.

Zafer Sahinoglo, Ph.D.

VP of Business Innovation
Mitsubishi Electric Innovation Center

Dr. Zafer Sahinoglu received his M.B.A. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2013, and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, in years 2002 and 1998, respectively.

He was a senior principal research scientist in MERL between 2001 and 2016. His technical expertise includes stochastic signal processing, space-time adaptive processing, ultra-wideband and OFDMA wireless communications, and indoor localization and tracking, biomedical signal processing, Li-ion battery modeling.

He worked in Japan for 6 months in 2014 to promote new software and service based business models in various business divisions. He formed a Vision 2020 Business Innovation group in Mitsubishi Electric US in 2016, where his team developed several SaaS platforms. He has been leading and managing product design and agile product development, building business models, developing technology strategies, and bundling these steps into customized processes with continuous innovation.

He is an inventor on more than 80 patents, has co-authored more than 100 international journal and conference papers, made more than 50 contributions to international standards including ZigBee, IEEE 802.15.4a UWB PHY and MAC, IEEE 802.15.4e MAC, and MPEG 21. He has written two books on wireless communication and localization systems published by Cambridge University Press. He also earned Docent Dr. (Associate Prof.) title in Turkey in 2012 in Electrical Engineering.

GAI has driven a huge revolution in how AI platforms are designed, architected, and scaled for training, fine tuning, evaluation, inferencing and GAI application engineering needs using RAG, embeddings and distributed multi-agents frameworks. In this session we will deep dive into the (re)evolution of AI platforms and various technologies to scale this for next generation GAI needs.

AI Agents
C-Suite
Business Leader
AI Implementation

Author:

Animesh Singh

Executive Director, AI & Machine Learning
LinkedIn

Executive Director, AI and ML Platform at LinkedIn | Ex IBM Senior Director and Distinguished Engineer, Watson AI and Data | Founder at Kubeflow | Ex LFAI Trusted AI NA Chair

Animesh is the Executive Director leading the next generation AI and ML Platform at LinkedIn, enabling creation of AI Foundation Models Platform, serving the needs of 930+ Million members of LinkedIn. Building Distributed Training Platform, Machine Learning Pipelines, Feature Pipelines, Metadata engine etc. Leading the creation of LinkedIn GAI platform for fine tuning, experimentation and inference needs. Animesh has more than 20 patents, and 50+ publications. 

Past IBM Watson AI and Data Open Tech CTO, Senior Director and Distinguished Engineer, with 20+ years experience in Software industry, and 15+ years in AI, Data and Cloud Platform. Led globally dispersed teams, managed globally distributed projects, and served as a trusted adviser to Fortune 500 firms. Played a leadership role in creating, designing and implementing Data and AI engines for AI and ML platforms, led Trusted AI efforts, drove the strategy and execution for Kubeflow, OpenDataHub and execution in products like Watson OpenScale and Watson Machines Learning.

Animesh Singh

Executive Director, AI & Machine Learning
LinkedIn

Executive Director, AI and ML Platform at LinkedIn | Ex IBM Senior Director and Distinguished Engineer, Watson AI and Data | Founder at Kubeflow | Ex LFAI Trusted AI NA Chair

Animesh is the Executive Director leading the next generation AI and ML Platform at LinkedIn, enabling creation of AI Foundation Models Platform, serving the needs of 930+ Million members of LinkedIn. Building Distributed Training Platform, Machine Learning Pipelines, Feature Pipelines, Metadata engine etc. Leading the creation of LinkedIn GAI platform for fine tuning, experimentation and inference needs. Animesh has more than 20 patents, and 50+ publications. 

Past IBM Watson AI and Data Open Tech CTO, Senior Director and Distinguished Engineer, with 20+ years experience in Software industry, and 15+ years in AI, Data and Cloud Platform. Led globally dispersed teams, managed globally distributed projects, and served as a trusted adviser to Fortune 500 firms. Played a leadership role in creating, designing and implementing Data and AI engines for AI and ML platforms, led Trusted AI efforts, drove the strategy and execution for Kubeflow, OpenDataHub and execution in products like Watson OpenScale and Watson Machines Learning.

Leading analysts including McKinsey have emphasized the need for business-technology co-ownership of solutions delivery and value creation, to maximize the impact of AI in ways that count for customers.  Intelligence and automation help modernize a whole range of customer service operations by automating routine tasks, allowing human agents to focus on complex problem-solving and empathetic interactions, with enhanced compliance and efficiency for better value and UX delight. In this context, the integration of Generative AI in customer experiences including call transcription, sentiment analysis and similar applications can enable a more empathetic and responsive service model, where efficiency, personalization, and customer satisfaction are paramount.  We present  an AI software engineering best practice focused on integrating new AI capabilities into enterprise wide customer service platforms to deliver incremental value along a multi-year journey of AI adoption. It is based on several technical, product and business criteria essential to optimize the full AI capability stack, to drive greater enterprise value by pacing how and when AI is built and integrated into servicing platforms.

Application & Gen AI Integration (Business Leaders) Track
Business Leader
Finance
Banking
BFSI
C-Suite
Digital Transformation

Author:

Prasad Saripalli

Distinguished Engineer
Capital One

Prasad Saripalli serves as a Distinguished Engineer at Capital One, a technology driven bank on the Fortune 100 list, redefining Fintech and Banking using data, technology, AI and ML in unprecedented ways. Most recently, Prasad served as the Vice President of AIML and Distinguished Engineer at MindBody Inc - a portfolio company of Vista which manages the world's fourth-largest enterprise software company after Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP. Earlier, he served as VP Data Science at Edifecs, an industry premier healthcare information technology partnership platform and software provider, building Smart Decisions ML & AI Platform with Ml Apps Front. Prior to this, Prasad served as CTO and VP Engineering at Secrata.com, provider of Military grade Security and Privacy solutions developed and deployed over the past 15 years at Topia Technology for the Federal Government and the Enterprise, and as CTO & EVP at ClipCard, a SaaS based Hierarchical Analytics and Visualization platform.

At IBM, Prasad served as the Chief Architect for IBM's SmartCloud Enterprise (http://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/us/en/). At Runaware, he served as the Vice President of Product Development. As a Principal Group Manager at Microsoft, Prasad co-led the development of virtualization stack on Windows 7 responsible for shipping Virtual PC7 and Windows XP Mode on Windows 7.


Prasad teaches Machine Learning, AI, NLP, Distributed Systems, Cloud Engineering and Robotics at Northeastern University and the University of Washington Continuum College.

Prasad Saripalli

Distinguished Engineer
Capital One

Prasad Saripalli serves as a Distinguished Engineer at Capital One, a technology driven bank on the Fortune 100 list, redefining Fintech and Banking using data, technology, AI and ML in unprecedented ways. Most recently, Prasad served as the Vice President of AIML and Distinguished Engineer at MindBody Inc - a portfolio company of Vista which manages the world's fourth-largest enterprise software company after Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP. Earlier, he served as VP Data Science at Edifecs, an industry premier healthcare information technology partnership platform and software provider, building Smart Decisions ML & AI Platform with Ml Apps Front. Prior to this, Prasad served as CTO and VP Engineering at Secrata.com, provider of Military grade Security and Privacy solutions developed and deployed over the past 15 years at Topia Technology for the Federal Government and the Enterprise, and as CTO & EVP at ClipCard, a SaaS based Hierarchical Analytics and Visualization platform.

At IBM, Prasad served as the Chief Architect for IBM's SmartCloud Enterprise (http://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/us/en/). At Runaware, he served as the Vice President of Product Development. As a Principal Group Manager at Microsoft, Prasad co-led the development of virtualization stack on Windows 7 responsible for shipping Virtual PC7 and Windows XP Mode on Windows 7.


Prasad teaches Machine Learning, AI, NLP, Distributed Systems, Cloud Engineering and Robotics at Northeastern University and the University of Washington Continuum College.

Author:

Franz Zemen

VP of Software Engineering
Capital One

Franz Zemen

VP of Software Engineering
Capital One
Application & Gen AI Integration (Business Leaders) Track
Business Leader
C-Suite
AI Implementation
AI Technologists

Author:

Kevin Tsai

Head of Technical Solution Architecture, Generative AI & ML Infrastructure
Google Cloud

Kevin currently leads a team of Solution Architects with focus on Generative AI and large-scale, accelerated infrastructure. Kevin has also led teams in Data Analytics, Data Management, and ML at Google, and has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry

Kevin Tsai

Head of Technical Solution Architecture, Generative AI & ML Infrastructure
Google Cloud

Kevin currently leads a team of Solution Architects with focus on Generative AI and large-scale, accelerated infrastructure. Kevin has also led teams in Data Analytics, Data Management, and ML at Google, and has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry

Author:

Donna Schut

Head of Technical Solutions Management, Generative AI & Large Scale ML
Google Cloud

Donna Schut

Head of Technical Solutions Management, Generative AI & Large Scale ML
Google Cloud

Organizations are witnessing the dawn of the data-driven, AI, and regulatory era. The data-driven and digital transformation of organizations is occurring at a rapid pace in order to stay relevant and pave the way to a sustainable future. The consolidation of an organization’s data into a governed, trusted, and well-managed environment that supports both AI development and production workloads is playing a crucial role in this transformation. Organizations want to take advantage of AI, but they need a trusted foundation and access to the data. Our mission is to deliver a trusted, enterprise-wide, data and AI backbone for transforming IBM into an AI Enterprise. This is helping to accelerate the infusion of data and AI in business processes and provide a fertile environment for identifying, building, and deploying responsible generative AI solutions. The resulting benefits to business are reduced time to find and consume data, reduced time to implement initiatives across business units, reduced end-to-end cycle time, and delivering insights that were previously impossible.

C-Suite
AI Technologists
Business Leader
Digital Change

Author:

Ranjan Sinha, Ph.D.

IBM Fellow, VP, and CTO
IBM

Ranjan Sinha is an IBM Fellow, VP, and CTO focusing on AI strategy to develop a turnkey approach to enabling AI with enterprise data. He is a digital transformational leader and innovator in data platforms, data engineering, and data science. He is on the front lines of transforming IBM into an AI Enterprise and helping IBM's clients navigate their data and AI journeys in a hybrid cloud environment. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers, books, and patents. He has been awarded federal and university research grants, and won the global sort benchmark for JouleSort and PennySort. He holds a PhD in computer science from RMIT University in Australia, has been a research academic at the University of Melbourne, and held data science roles at eBay Inc. He is passionate about promoting wellness, safety and empowerment of vulnerable groups, and an advocate for social and global issues.

Ranjan Sinha, Ph.D.

IBM Fellow, VP, and CTO
IBM

Ranjan Sinha is an IBM Fellow, VP, and CTO focusing on AI strategy to develop a turnkey approach to enabling AI with enterprise data. He is a digital transformational leader and innovator in data platforms, data engineering, and data science. He is on the front lines of transforming IBM into an AI Enterprise and helping IBM's clients navigate their data and AI journeys in a hybrid cloud environment. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers, books, and patents. He has been awarded federal and university research grants, and won the global sort benchmark for JouleSort and PennySort. He holds a PhD in computer science from RMIT University in Australia, has been a research academic at the University of Melbourne, and held data science roles at eBay Inc. He is passionate about promoting wellness, safety and empowerment of vulnerable groups, and an advocate for social and global issues.

The need to deliver trusted AI has never been greater. Join these leaders as they talk about building a future of Ethical and Safe AI. Learn the key pillars boards and C-suites need to consider throughout the lifecycle of an AI First strategy.

C-Suite
AI Technologists
Business Leader
Digital Change

Author:

Shaloo Garg

Managing Director
Microsoft - Late Stage Startups & Unicorns

Shaloo Garg is Managing Director, Late Stage Startups & Unicorns and based out of Silicon Valley. She brings a combination of strong startup, enterprise, strategic partnership and corporate development experience.

Previously, Shaloo was Partner , Global Oracle Innovation at Oracle where she lead the Global Corporate Innovation practice of commercializing revenue opportunities for startups into the enterprise client base and partner ecosystem. She has also lead go-to-market for Oracle’s cloud business and was part of the M&A team that acquired Peoplesoft, Siebel, Retek etc. Prior to joining Oracle, she was in a couple of early stage startups. Shaloo is passionate about Tech for Good and is President , BOD at UN Women, Silicon Valley , a “Champion of Innovation” at UN Women where she is spinning up virtual Innovation Labs with Universities leveraging emerging technologies to encourage digital literacy in developing countries for young girls who do not have access to education.

Shaloo strongly believes that technology’s best use case ever is using its power to impact wider social issues like hunger, poverty, STEM education, clean water, energy, sustainable cities etc in developing and under-developed economies. Shaloo is a Guest speaker at Penn Law School and is an MBA from Delhi University and has done specialization in Innovation and Design Thinking from Stanford d.School. Words to live by: “In life, there are no mistakes… only lessons” – Vic Johnson.

Shaloo Garg

Managing Director
Microsoft - Late Stage Startups & Unicorns

Shaloo Garg is Managing Director, Late Stage Startups & Unicorns and based out of Silicon Valley. She brings a combination of strong startup, enterprise, strategic partnership and corporate development experience.

Previously, Shaloo was Partner , Global Oracle Innovation at Oracle where she lead the Global Corporate Innovation practice of commercializing revenue opportunities for startups into the enterprise client base and partner ecosystem. She has also lead go-to-market for Oracle’s cloud business and was part of the M&A team that acquired Peoplesoft, Siebel, Retek etc. Prior to joining Oracle, she was in a couple of early stage startups. Shaloo is passionate about Tech for Good and is President , BOD at UN Women, Silicon Valley , a “Champion of Innovation” at UN Women where she is spinning up virtual Innovation Labs with Universities leveraging emerging technologies to encourage digital literacy in developing countries for young girls who do not have access to education.

Shaloo strongly believes that technology’s best use case ever is using its power to impact wider social issues like hunger, poverty, STEM education, clean water, energy, sustainable cities etc in developing and under-developed economies. Shaloo is a Guest speaker at Penn Law School and is an MBA from Delhi University and has done specialization in Innovation and Design Thinking from Stanford d.School. Words to live by: “In life, there are no mistakes… only lessons” – Vic Johnson.

Author:

Aku Aakriti Srikanth

Founding Partner
WomenOfAI Ventures
  • Aku Aakriti Srikanth is the Managing Director of an AI Venture Studio and was an AI Executive at Workday (ex- DataRobot Director of Product - MLOps). 
  • Previously, she worked at Neotribe Ventures (founded by NEA GP with $356 under management) where she focused on seed stage startups and was a Principal at Mitsui Sumitomo CVC. She also worked with the General Catalyst Managing Director/ex - CTO of Dropbox via sourcing deals.
  • MS & BS in Computer Science with a focus on machine learning and AI.
  • She started career in investment banking at D.E.Shaw and strategy consulting at Deloitte. 
  • She was the Head of AI Product Strategy at IBM Watson and launched the Red Hat AI.
  • She founded Microsoft for Startups : AI Amalgamators as featured on Forbes.
  • She launched “Community of 100+ AI Executives” sponsored by Google, SVB & Salesforce featuring the Forbes VC Midas List Editor and VC firms.
  • She was featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List and Nasdaq’s Leading Women in AI on CNBC,.
  • US awarded her the EB1 greencard based on extraordinary abilities in AI and is the founder of the WomenOfGenAI in partnership with WomenOfAI.org.

Aku Aakriti Srikanth

Founding Partner
WomenOfAI Ventures
  • Aku Aakriti Srikanth is the Managing Director of an AI Venture Studio and was an AI Executive at Workday (ex- DataRobot Director of Product - MLOps). 
  • Previously, she worked at Neotribe Ventures (founded by NEA GP with $356 under management) where she focused on seed stage startups and was a Principal at Mitsui Sumitomo CVC. She also worked with the General Catalyst Managing Director/ex - CTO of Dropbox via sourcing deals.
  • MS & BS in Computer Science with a focus on machine learning and AI.
  • She started career in investment banking at D.E.Shaw and strategy consulting at Deloitte. 
  • She was the Head of AI Product Strategy at IBM Watson and launched the Red Hat AI.
  • She founded Microsoft for Startups : AI Amalgamators as featured on Forbes.
  • She launched “Community of 100+ AI Executives” sponsored by Google, SVB & Salesforce featuring the Forbes VC Midas List Editor and VC firms.
  • She was featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List and Nasdaq’s Leading Women in AI on CNBC,.
  • US awarded her the EB1 greencard based on extraordinary abilities in AI and is the founder of the WomenOfGenAI in partnership with WomenOfAI.org.