Beena Ammanath, Executive Director of Deloitte AI Institute, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Beena is the executive director of Deloitte AI Institute and a managing director with Deloitte Consulting LLP and is an award-winning senior executive with extensive global experience in artificial intelligence and digital transformation. 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. Beena is the founder and CEO of Humans For AI Inc. She has co-authored the book “AI Transforming Business.”
A well-recognized thought leader and keynote speaker in the industry, Beena also serves on the industrial advisory board at Cal Poly College of Engineering, and she 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, CIO.com 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.