Discover how Indian pioneers like Sundar Pichai and Narayana Murthy are shaping the global AI landscape
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not just a buzzword; it’s a transformative technology reshaping industries, economies, and societies worldwide. India, with its rich talent pool and innovative spirit, has emerged as a global powerhouse in the field of AI. In this article, we spotlight ten Indian pioneers who are playing pivotal roles in shaping the global AI landscape.
Sundar Pichai – CEO, Google and Alphabet
Sundar Pichai, an IIT Kharagpur alumnus, has steered Google’s AI initiatives, making AI an integral part of products like Google Search and Google Assistant. His leadership extends to Alphabet Inc., where he oversees AI-driven projects, from self-driving cars to healthcare innovations.
Narayana Murthy – Co-founder, Infosys
N.R. Narayana Murthy co-founded Infosys, a company that has been at the forefront of India’s IT revolution. Infosys is actively involved in AI research and development, contributing to global AI advancements.
Shantanu Narayen – CEO, Adobe
Under Shantanu Narayen’s leadership, Adobe has embraced AI to enhance its suite of creative software and marketing tools. Adobe’s AI-driven innovations have transformed digital content creation.
Nivruti Rai – Country Head and VP, Intel India
Nivruti Rai is driving Intel’s AI initiatives in India, focusing on research, development, and innovation in AI and data science. Her work has a significant impact on the global semiconductor and AI industries.
Dr. Manohar Paluri – Head of AI Research, Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook)
Dr. Manohar Paluri leads AI research at Meta Platforms, working on AI technologies that power Facebook, Instagram, and other platforms. His research has a global influence on social media and computer vision.
Rashmi Verma – Co-founder and CEO, MapmyIndia
Rashmi Verma and her team at MapmyIndia are leveraging AI and location intelligence to provide cutting-edge digital mapping solutions. Their work has global implications for navigation, logistics, and geospatial applications.
Dr. Ritu Anand – Chief Leadership and Diversity Officer, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
Dr. Ritu Anand is driving AI initiatives at TCS and promoting diversity in technology. Her contributions are helping TCS become a global AI leader, offering AI-driven solutions to clients worldwide.
Rohini Srivathsa – National Technology Officer, Microsoft India
Rohini Srivathsa is spearheading Microsoft’s AI and sustainability efforts in India. Her work influences AI adoption across industries and drives sustainability practices.
Debjani Ghosh – President, NASSCOM
Debjani Ghosh is shaping India’s AI policy and fostering innovation in the tech industry. Her leadership at NASSCOM promotes collaboration, research, and development in AI on a global scale.
Vijay Chandru – Founder, Strand Life Sciences
Vijay Chandru is a pioneer in applying AI to genomics and healthcare. His work at Strand Life Sciences is revolutionizing diagnostics and personalized medicine, impacting global healthcare outcomes.