"A Woman in AI to Watch out For"
Aakriti Srikanth is Founding General Partner at AI Venture Amalgamators which empowers women founders in AI, an Advisory Board Member for AI Startups and a VC Principal at Mitsui Sumitomo (amongst the largest corporate groups in the world). She started her career at hedge fund D. E. Shaw & Co. Since then she has worked in product management and product marketing/business development at Fortune 500 companies including IBM, Red Hat, NetApp and Deloitte. She is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree for 2019 and the San Francisco Business Times' “Most Influential Women in Business." In 2018, Alist and Entrepreneur.com featured her as "Youngest Influential woman in AI.". Aakriti is a contributing writer for Forbes and Venture Beat. She has written articles on "Women in AI".
She hails from the Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University and also holds a Masters in Computer Science from the Ohio State University, where she won the IBM Watson Competition back when Watson first won against the grand champion on Jeopardy, in addition to launching products at IBM Watson as one of their first and youngest product team members.
Aakriti is an AI expert and has been involved in many AI conferences as a keynote speaker, including MLConf, Grace Hopper, and the AI Summit. She grew the Boston Data Science Meetup to 800+ members which included notable data scientists from Google, Facebook, Spotify, Amazon and IBM Watson, and inaugurated the Pragmatic Speaker Series in SF. She is also a Zumba instructor and fitness enthusiast.
2): Chosen to be a part of Expert Panel: Forbes New Initiatives