Dr. Vishal Sikka

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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Dr. Vishal Sikka is the Founder and CEO of Vianai Systems, a Human-Centered AI platform and products company launched in 2019 to address the unfulfilled promise of enterprise AI. Based in Palo Alto, California, the company is backed by many of the most influential investors in the industry, has a rapidly growing customer base and includes a leadership team with unmatched expertise in building breakthrough products and delivering customer success.

Dr. Sikka serves on Oracle’s Board of Directors, the Supervisory Board of the BMW Group, the GlaxoSmithKline Board of Directors, and the Advisory Council for Stanford University’s Institute for Human-centered AI (HAI). Dr. Sikka is widely considered one of the world’s leading experts in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, and frequently advises C-suites of the largest and most respected companies in the world on AI strategies to transform their businesses.
From 2014 to 2017, Dr. Sikka was the CEO and Managing Director of Infosys, a $10B+ revenue global technology services company. As the first non-founder CEO of Infosys, he led the company through a generational shift in a time of significant changes in the services industry, changes brought on by cost pressures and the rapid advancements in technology. He implemented a “Renew + New” strategy that helped clients renew their existing IT landscapes to drive down costs using automation, while simultaneously bringing breakthrough innovation using design thinking and next-generation technologies like artificial intelligence to transform their customer experiences.