Women in AI Leadership Awards

Celebrating Tech Leaders Driving Disruption & Innovation in Data Science & AI

Analytics India Magazine presents Rising – a 2-day conference that will bring India’s leading women data scientists and tech leaders on a platform to start exciting conversations with experts working in the field of AI and machine learning. Celebrating the importance of women in artificial intelligence, the conference will recognize the achievements of technology leaders who have made an incredible impact in the tech community by developing AI solutions with its inaugural – Women in AI Leadership Awards 2022.

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The awards will recognize the most influential women technology leaders in India who have demonstrated considerable experience in data science and AI leadership, advance AI development in organizations and became leaders and role models in the analytics industry.

2022 Nominations are OPEN for the Women in AI Leadership awards that celebrate excellence in AI leadership and innovation. Leading organizations and individuals can submit nominations for the highest achievers in tech leadership and nominate people who have made powerful contributions and demonstrated expertise in AI and driving business value. we also invite nominations from individuals who believe they have been at the forefront of disruption, have played a key role in helping use AI as a driver for growth and business value. All submissions will be assessed by our panel of editors and industry veterans and awardees will be selected after a careful review and benchmarked against the best-in-class performance standards.

One of the key highlights of the conference will be sparking a conversation on the gender imbalance that exists in the industry and discussing vital steps that can be taken to increase women participation in data science and AI and help them thrive in leadership roles. Driving the conversation forward will be companies that have played a pivotal role in striving for diverse, inclusive and engaging environment for their employees, have addressed these biases to retain female talent and supported them to advance to senior roles.

The event is open to all and attendees can enjoy an evening of networking and discussions around one of the most rapidly advancing technology – AI and support women in the industry.

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2021 Winners

Adwitiya Sarkar, Director, Commercial Credit Risk Decision Science at American Express India
Aparna Mishra, Senior Manager at EY GDS
Minu Rachel Philip, Associate Vice President, Analytics Consulting at Tiger Analytics
Nidhi Pratapneni, SVP, Product, Analytics & Modelling, Public Affairs at Wells Fargo
Pavithra G K, Competency Lead: Data Science and Machine Learning at SAP Labs India
Pratibha Moogi, Senior Manager, Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM Research India
Radha Rajappa, Executive Chairperson at Flutura Business Solutions
Ranjani Mani, Senior Manager, Data Science and Advanced Analytics at VMWare
Richa Agarwal, Senior Manager – Data Science (Delivery Services) at Tredence Inc.
Shweta Shandilya, Program Director, Regulatory Technology Leader in IBM Data and AI Division. at IBM India Software Labs
Sudheera Vanguri, Head of Product at Google
Surga Thilakan, Co founder & CEO at Salesken
Vidhya Veeraraghavan, Vice President – Head of Analytics (Financial Markets Operations) at Standard Chartered Bank

2020 Winner

Amarjeet Kaur – Research Scientist at Tech Mahindra
Apurva M – Vice President at Swiss Re Business Solutions, Bangalore
Bindu Narayan – AI Leader at EY GDS, Data and Analytics Practice
Chitrita Nath – Digital and Analytics Leader (APAC Region) Trading and Supply at Royal Dutch Shell
Harita Gupta – Country Head – India and Global Head Enterprise Business Services at Sutherland
Heena Purohit – Senior Product Manager at IBM Watson
Jaya Vaidhyanathan – CEO, BCT Digital at Bahwan CyberTek Group
Lakshya Sivaramakrishnan – Technical Program Manager at Google
Priyanka Telang – WW Architect, Insights and Intelligent Expert Labs at IBM Software Labs
Mamta Rajnayak – Head of Retail Analytics at Accenture Solutions
Swati Jain – Vice President – Decision Analytics, EXL Analytics at Exl Services


Here are the winners from 2019:

V Sowmya – Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Assistant Professor (Sr.Gr)
Brinditha Rai Nalka – GENPACT Assistant Vice President
Deepika Sandeep – BLP Clean Energy Program Manager – Analytics
Rajeshwari Sinha – DXC DXC Master Data Scientist
Neha Pansari – Axis Bank Ltd Assistant Vice President
Ruchi Bhasin – Mahindra & Mahindra Deputy General Manager
Geetha Adinarayan – IBM India Software Labs Chief Architect, IBM TRIRIGA Building Insights.
Kavita Jha – KIKSAR Technologies Pvt Ltd CEO
Neelima Vobugari – Tarah Technologies, an AI Consultancy CEO
Mausumi Acharyya – ChironX Founder, CEO and CTO
Seema Agarwal – Manthan VP & Head of Retail Analytics
Arioli Arumugam – GE Aviation Senior Director – Data & Analytics
Geetha Manjunath – NIRAMAI Health Analytix Pvt Ltd CEO
Paromita Mitra – Bridgei2i Analytics