Analytics India Magazine brings to you its annual list of the 50 Most Influential AI Leaders In India for the year 2021. Selected on the basis of the expertise they hold in the field of AI and Data Science, the list recognises the exceptional work these professionals have accomplished over the last year.
AI has seen increasing importance in Indian organisations, public and private, over the last decade. The government has also shown intent to leverage AI for the country’s development through various initiatives. To drive AI growth successfully, we need leaders who are well-versed with the dynamic nature of the industry. Given the pace at which AI is moving, we need top management that can come up with innovative strategies while overcoming multiple challenges.
Leaders in this list have shown great ability to lead their teams to develop state-of-the-art AI solutions and support their companies or clients. Despite the pandemic, they have shown the potential in adapting to different circumstances to drive innovation and growth.
The final record is the work of over two months as AIM invited nominations from various leading organisations in India. The selection is done by a panel that includes members internal and external to AIM. The list is finalised primarily based on the criteria of the leader’s impact on the AI ecosystem in India.
Until last year, AIM published lists for the top 10 leaders. You can access them at the links below:
This year, AIM has expanded the scope by including a wider set of professionals. Here is the list of the top 50 influencers in the Indian AI industry for 2021, presented in alphabetical order.
CEO & Co-founder at Innovaccer
Group Chief AI Officer at Michelin
Country Manager, India at Tableau
Head of Analytics (Vice President) at Rakuten India
Director – Data & Analytics, India at NatWest Group
Director – Data Management & Analytics at CRISIL
CIO, Consumer Private Business Banking at Standard Chartered Bank
Vice President – Data Science at MiQ Digital India
Asha Poulose Johnson
Vice President, Data and Analytics, GE Healthcare
CEO at Course5i
CEO at Algonomy
Vice President & Global Head of Analytics Operations at Evalueserve
Vice President – Analytics at Swiggy
Sr. EVP – Data Analytics and CVM at Kotak Mahindra Bank
Vice President and Global Head of Analytics & Insights at TCS
Vice President – APJ & Middle East, Managing Director – India at SingleStore
Director- Collections & Contact Centers Technology, US Consumer Bank at Barclays
GCP Data and AI Capability Lead at Accenture
Director at Google Research India
Head of dunnhumby India
VP Data Science & Head of Data at Gojek
Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Ugam
Chief Operating Officer at Hansa Cequity
SVP, Product, Analytics & Modelling, Public Affairs at Wells Fargo
VP & Managing Director, SAS India
Global Head – Analytics & Data Science at Capgemini
Group Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Aditya Birla Group