GHCI 19 Speakers

Beena Ammanath

Beena is an award-winning senior executive with extensive global experience in artificial intelligence and digital transformation. She is currently the AI Managing Director at Deloitte. Beena is the Founder and CEO of Humans For AI Inc. Her knowledge spans across e-commerce, financial, marketing, telecom, retail, software products, services and industrial domains with companies such as HPE, GE, Thomson Reuters, British Telecom, Bank of America, e*trade, and a number of Silicon Valley startups. She has co-authored the book “​AI Transforming Business​.”

A well-recognised thought leader and keynote speaker in the industry, she also serves on the Industrial Advisory Board at Cal Poly College of Engineering and has been a Board Member and Advisor to several startups including Flerish, ​Predii​, iguazio​, ​CliniVantage,​ and ​ProjectileX​.

Beena has been honored several times for her contribution to tech and her philanthropic efforts, including UC Berkeley 2018 ​Woman of the Year in Business Analytics​, San Francisco Business Times’ ​2017 ​Most Influential Women in Bay Area​, WITI’s ​Women in Technology Hall of Fame​, National Diversity Council’s ​Top 50 Multicultural Leaders in Tech​, and Drexel University’s ​Analytics 50 innovator​, Forbes ​Top ​8 Female Analytics Experts, and ​Women Super Achiever Award from World Women’s Leadership Congress.

Beena thrives on envisioning and architecting how data, artificial intelligence, and technology in general can make our world a better, easier place to live.