2023 Award nominations are now open

AI
100

Recognising 100 Most Influential AI & Analytics Leaders in India.

About AI 100 Awards

AI100 is an effort towards recognizing the best minds in the AI & data science industry in India who have successfully transformed data into meaningful insights.

This prestigious award celebrates the men and women behind the success of AI/ML in India.These individuals have implemented AI/ML solutions in innovative ways to deliver business insights and enable growth. Nominations for AI100 can be submitted by CXOs, head of Analytics, internal or external PR representatives.

2023 nominations are Open.

Note: We do not charge for any of our awards. Applicants are handpicked through a rigorous process by our editors and industry veterans and vetted against the best in the industry.

AI50 will be given out in 13 categories

Awards Category

The Machine Conference is honored to recognize recipients of AI100 awards for outstanding achievement in AI/ML for the following categories

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Individual Categories (1 award per category)

  • Leader of the year
  • Entrepreneur of the year
  • Lifetime Achievement award
  • Visionary Leader
  • Leader of Tomorrow
  • Young Business Leader of the Year
  • CEO of the Year
  • CAO of the Year

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GROUP CATEGORIES (Multiple AWARDS per category)

  • Data Driven CxO
  • Exemplary Data Scientists
  • The Early Adopters
  • The Sourcing Luminary
  • Data Science Transformers

50 Most Influential AI Leaders in India

2021 Winners

Here are the winners for last year.

Abhinav Shashank

CEO & Co-founder at Innovaccer

Ambica Rajagopal

Group Chief AI Officer at Michelin

Anand Ekambaram

Country Manager, India at Tableau

Anirban Nandi

Head of Analytics (Vice President) at Rakuten India

Anish Agarwal

Director – Data & Analytics, India at NatWest Group

Ankush Gadi

Director – Data Management & Analytics at CRISIL

Anshu Sharma

CIO, Consumer Private Business Banking at Standard Chartered Bank

Anshuman Gupta

Vice President – Data Science at MiQ Digital India

Asha Poulose Johnson

Vice President, Data and Analytics, GE Healthcare

Ashwin Mittal

CEO at Course5i

Atul Jalan

CEO at Algonomy

Biswanath Choudhary

Vice President & Global Head of Analytics Operations at Evalueserve

David Zakkam

Vice President – Analytics at Swiggy

Devendra Sharnagat

Sr. EVP – Data Analytics and CVM at Kotak Mahindra Bank

Dinanath Kholkar

Vice President and Global Head of Analytics & Insights at TCS

Gaurav Dhall

Vice President – APJ & Middle East, Managing Director – India at SingleStore

Gunjan Gupta

Director- Collections & Contact Centers Technology, US Consumer Bank at Barclays

Kaushik Sanyal

GCP Data and AI Capability Lead at Accenture

Manish Gupta

Director at Google Research India

Manoj Madhusudanan

Head of dunnhumby India

Mathangi Sri

VP Data Science & Head of Data at Gojek

Mihir Kittur

Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Ugam

Neeraj Pratap

Chief Operating Officer at Hansa Cequity

Nidhi Pratapneni

SVP, Product, Analytics & Modelling, Public Affairs at Wells Fargo

Noshin Kagalwalla

VP & Managing Director, SAS India

Padmashree Shagrithaya

Global Head – Analytics & Data Science at Capgemini

Pankaj Rai

Group Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Aditya Birla Group

Paritosh Anand

SVP and Group Head for Analytics & Strategic Initiatives at Reliance Industries Limited

Phanimitra B

Head Digital & Process Excellence, India & Emerging Markets at Dr Reddy’s Laboratories

Pradeep Menon

Managing Director & GCC Head – HSBC Technology

Prakash Mallya

VP & MD – Sales, Marketing & Communications Group, Intel India

Prashanth Kaddi

Partner, Analytics & Cognitive at Deloitte

Prashanth Rao

Head of Application Engineering at MathWorks, India

Prithvijit Roy

CEO and Co-founder at BRIDGEi2i

Rahul Singh

Co-Founder & Chief Analytics Officer at Sigmoid Analytics

RB Rajendar

Head – Analytics and Information Management, India & Head – Citi Solutions Center, Bengaluru

Rohini Srivathsa

National Technology Officer – Microsoft India

Ruble Joseph

VP – Head of CoE for Data Science, Analytics and Consulting at eClerx

Saurabh Saxena

Intuit India Site Leader & Vice President, Product Development

Sayandeb Banerjee

Co-Founder and CEO at TheMathCompany

Shailesh Kumar

Chief Data Scientist, CoE AI/ML at Reliance Jio

Shanti Swaroop Mokkapati

Head – Analytics & Market Intelligence, Global Procurement at Abbott

Shashank Dubey

Co-Founder & Chief Revenue Officer at Tredence Inc.

Sindhu Gangadharan

SVP and MD at SAP Labs India & SVP and Head of SAP User Enablement Unit

Smitha Ganesh

AI Director – Data Science Innovation & Execution at Ericsson

Sreekanth Menon

VP – Data Science at Genpact

Subramanian M S

Head of Category Marketing and Analytics at BigBasket

Swati Jain

Vice President Analytics at EXL Service

Vinod Ganesan

Country Manager at Cloudera

Vishal Dhupar

Managing Director, Asia South at NVIDIA

2019 Winners

Paul Pallath

EVP Big Data Science, Business Analytics & Business Intelligence at Vodafone Idea

Dharmesh Sanghavi

Head IT at Bajaj Consumer Care

Prasanna Lohar

Head Innovation & Architecture at DCB Bank

Sasidhar Vavilala

SVP Business solutions and Analytics at Suryoday small finance bank

Madhu Gopinath

VP Data Science at MakeMyTrip.com

Sourav Shah

Head E-Commerce at Trent

Ratnakar Pandey

Head of Analytics at Kabbage

Salil Kumar

Head- Business Intelligence & Analytics at Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management

Rohit Pandharkar

Head of Data Science at Mahindra Group

Ravi Kumar

Head – Digital Initiatives at Pidilite Industries

Abhinav Kashyap

Head of Analytics & BI at Godrej Consumer Products

Aneesh Chaudhry

Chief Data Officer for Hindustan Unilever

Kamal Kumar

Head Of Analytics at Tata Unistore

Poornima Dore

Head – Data Driven Governance at Tata Trusts

Alok Shukla

Senior Vice President at Bharti AXA General Insurance

Bhavik Shah

Head of Loyalty & CRM at Metro Brands

Mehul Bhagadia

Chief Data and Analytics Officer at IDFC FIRST Bank

Raju Varanasi

CIO at Catholic Education Office, Parramatta

Ankush Saha

Head of Analytics at OPPO India

Rajeev Jorapur

CIO at Bajaj Auto

Swapnil Kudle

Lead HR Analytics and Digitization at Legrand Group

Avneesh Vats

CIO at EESL

Rajesh Narayan

Head of Data Visualization at Reliance Industries

Udhav Halgeri

AVP – Insights and Consumer Strategy at Sony Pictures Networks

Vikas Babel

VP at SBI Funds Management

Ritesh Mohan Srivastava

Advanced Analytics Team – Leader at Novartis

Shweta Singh

Head Business Intelligence and Analytics at Tata AIA Life Insurance

Chitranjan Kesari

Head of IT at Kanakia Group

Syed Rahim

Head – Customer Experience at SPAR India

Rohan Sharma

Head – Predictive Analytics at Reliance Industries

Varun Rajwade

GM – Loyalty & Analytics at Pantaloons

Ashish Krishna

VP & Head of strategic investments at National Stock Exchange

Saurabh Khanna

Vice President Analytics | Digital Transformation at Bank of America

Yashu Kant Gupta

Head – Insights & Data Sciences at Times Internet

Sourabh Tiwari

CIO at Meril Group

Anish Agarwal

Director & Head of Data & Analytics (Commercial & Private Banking), India at Royal Bank of Scotland

Simran Khanna

SVP, Country Head Unsecured lending Credit Risk at Citibank, India

Rajiv Jain

Head of Growth & Cross Sell Analytics at Clix Capital

Raj Koganti

Vice President at Acko General Insurance

Tanuja Pradhan

Head – Consumer Insights & Analytics at Jio

Shashwat Kumar

Head of Analytics with Aditya Birla Health Insurance

Pradeep Jayaraman

Head of Analytics at Adani Ports & SEZ

Guruprasad P.M

Head of Business Intelligence at Star India

Bhavik Gandhi

Director, Data Sciences and Analytics at People Interactive Pvt Ltd (Shaadi.com)

Srinath Jangam

Global Head of Advance Analytics at L&T Construction

Chinmay Jain

Associate Director, Data Science at PayU

Vikash Raj

Head- Business Analytics and Process Engineering at IDFC Asset Management

Harshit Sarna

Head of Analytics at Lodha Group

Meheriar Patel

Group CIO at Jeena & Company

Jitendra Singh

CIO at JK Cement

Sidharth Kedia

Head, Corporate Strategy, M&A, Data Sciences at Viacom18 Media

Dwiraj Bose

SVP & Head of Analytics at Bajaj Allianz General Insurance

Sandeep Chordia

Head of Strategy and Digital Business at Kotak Securities

Puesh Ajmani

Head of Advanced Analytics & Insights at Mahindra & Mahindra

Devendra Sharnagat

SVP, Analytics and Customer Value Management at Kotak Mahindra Bank

Anand Sundaram

GEVP Data Analytics Center at Yes Bank

Kaushik Ghate

SVP & Head – Consumer Analytics and Data Sciences at HDFC Bank

Manindra Mohan

Head of Analytics at Amazon Prime Video India

Amit Soni

Group Head—Analytics in Piramal Enterprises

Uma Talreja

Chief Marketing & Chief Customer Officer at Shoppers Stop

2018 Winners

Guruprasad P.M

Head of Business Intelligence at Star India

Mani Bhushan

Head – Product Development, Analytics, Market Research, Reach Expansion and Innovation at Bluedart Express

Vishal Gupta

Head – I.T. at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals

Rajiv Jain

Head of Growth & Cross Sell Analytics at Clix Capital

Shailesh Kumar

Chief Data Scientist at Reliance Jio

Jitendra Singh

CIO at JK Cement

Vishal Ahuja

Head of Risk Management at Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company

Sayan Sen

Head – HDFC Life Data Labs

Vinay Gupta

Head of Analytics at Suzlon

Sidharth Kedia

Head, Corporate Strategy, M&A, Data Sciences at Viacom18 Media

Pratham Hegde

Head of Marketing Sciences at Facebook India

Vyom Upadhyay

Head of Business Intelligence at ICICI Bank

Rasleen Kaur

Head, Corporate Strategy & Investor Relations at Policybazaar

Piyush Chowhan

CIO at Arvind Lifestyle Brands

Kapil Malhotra

Head of Analytics at PepsiCo

Dwiraj Bose

SVP & Head of Analytics at Bajaj Allianz General Insurance

Ankur Jain

Head of Business Intelligence at Reliance Nippon Life Ins.

Amit Gupta

Head, Strategy and New Revenue Development at HT Media

Sumit Puri

Head Loyalty and Analytics at Shoppers Stop

Atul Nigam

CIO at Micromax

Vineet Bhardwaj

Head of IT at Godrej Properties

Niranjan Ramakrishnan

Group Head IT at Kauvery Group of Hospitals

Shivani Venkatesh

Head Client Insights at RBL Bank

Shailesh Joshi

CIO at Birla Estates

Sandeep Chordia

Head of Strategy and Digital Business at Kotak Securities

Dhinesh Rajamanickam

Chief Manager – Business Analytics at TVS Credit Services

Puesh Ajmani

Head of Advanced Analytics & Insights at Mahindra & Mahindra

Sayed Peerzade

Group CIO at Reliance Big Entertainment

Rishi Swami

Head of Data Science at OYO

Vijay Nair

Director Analytics at Lowe

Devendra Sharnagat

SVP, Analytics and Customer Value Management at Kotak Mahindra Bank

Amitkumar Banka

VP Digital Operations at Hotstar India

Milan Kumar

Global CIO at WABCO

Saurabh Awasthi

Head Of Analytics at Cigna TTK Health Insurance

Avik Sarkar

Head, Data Analytics Cell at NITI Aayog

Arindam Biswas

Head – Digital Intelligence COE at FedEx

Ankit Gupta

Head of Analytics at Healthkart

Krishnakumar Ramasubramanian

SVP & Head of Analytics CoE at Max Life Insurance

Prakhar Mehrotra

Head of Data Science, Finance at Uber

Gunjan Gupta

SVP & Head of Analytics at Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance

Anand Sundaram

GEVP Data Analytics Center at Yes Bank

Kaushik Ghate

SVP & Head – Consumer Analytics and Data Sciences at HDFC Bank

Paritosh Anand

VP & Group Head – Analytics at Reliance Industries

Indranath Mukherjee

Head of Strategic Analytics at XL Catlin India

Ankur Narang

SVP – Technology & Decision Sciences at Yatra.com

Paresh Goel

SVP and Head of Decision Science at Indusind Bank

Manindra Mohan

Head of Analytics at Amazon Prime Video India

Amit Soni

Group Head—Analytics in Piramal Enterprises

Uma Talreja

Chief Marketing & Chief Customer Officer at Shoppers Stop

Venkat Nettimi

EVP, Head of Strategy and Consumer Insights at Zee Entertainment

Deep Thomas

Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Aditya Birla Group

Ravi Vijayaraghavan

Head of Analytics at Flipkart