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100 Most Influential AI Leaders in USA – 2023

Each year, the spotlight grows brighter, and the stage grander, as AIM Research curates a list of the 100 most avant-garde leaders across the AI realm.

As the curtains rise on 21 July 2023 in the heart of New York, the AI100 Awards promise a day of thoughts, insights, and groundbreaking achievements. These awards don’t just celebrate; they resonate with the tales of individuals and entities that spun data into gold. And the best part? AIM Research believes in recognizing genuine talent, hence our laurels come without a price tag, but with the assurance that each nominee is handpicked by the maestros of the industry.

Individual Awards include commendations such as Leader of the Year, Visionary Leader, and Chief Data Officer of the Year, spotlighting trailblazers in AI tech implementation and data management. Group Awards, on the other hand, honor leaders, from Data-Driven CxOs to Exemplary Data Scientists and early AI adopters, emphasizing collaborative excellence in the field.

Check the 2023 winners of AI100.

Industry Evangelist Award

Radha Subramanyam

President and Chief Research and Analytics Officer, CBS Corporation

Chief Information Officer of the Year

Datta Junnarkar

Chief Information Officer - Maritime, Boeing

Chief Data Officer of the Year

Zee Moradi

Chief Data Officer, UBS Bank USA

CAO of the Year

Tifani McCann

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Otsuka Pharmaceutical

Young Business Leader of the Year

Krishna Cheriath

Chief Data & Analytics Officer at Zoetis

Visionary Leader

Eileen Vidrine

Chief Data & Artificial Intelligence Officer at Department of the Air Force

Leader of Tomorrow

Chandra Donelson

Deputy Chief Data Officer at U.S. Army

Leader of the year

Brian Erickson

Chief Data & Artificial Intelligence Officer, U.S. Coast Guard

Data Driven CxO

Anjali Gupta Reddi

Chief Data Officer at Dow Jones

Ash Dhupar

Chief Data Officer, BAE Systems

Ashish Singru

Senior Director, Global Data Science Analytics, eBay

Deepak Jose

Global Head and Senior Director for One Demand Data and Analytics Solutions, Mars Wrigley

Jason Cooper

Chief Technology Officer, Paradigm

Manneet Singh

Vice President - Data, Analytics & MarTech, Neiman Marcus Group

Mukundan Rengaswamy

Head of Data Engineering, Innovation & Architecture, Webster Bank

Niraj Patel

Chief Information Officer, Greystone

Pankaj Chopra

Head, Enterprise Analytics & Insights, Johnson & Johnson

Prashanth Sarpamale

Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Oak Street Health

Preet Nagvanshi

Head of Commercial Excellence, Thomson Reuters

Punit Mahajan

Head of Analytics Strategy, Morgan Stanley

Rajvir (Raj) Madan

Chief Digital and Information Technology Officer, Arcutis Biotherapeutics

Satya Choudary

VP, Head of Cloud, Data, ML & AI, Credit Suisse

Venkat Gopalan

Chief Digital, Data & Technology Officer, Belcorp

Vijay Rajandram

Chief Data Officer, Northern Trust Asset Management

Virag Masuraha

Managing Director, Global Head of Fraud Analytics and Modeling, Citi

Venkat Krishnamoorthy

Chief Data Officer and Chief Technology Officer, Hamilton Insurance Group

Data Science Transformers

Aditya Sikka

Director, Head of counterparty & merchant risk, Mosaic

Anurag Sehgal

Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets

Arys Nogueron

Director, Data Analytics, NYU Langone Health

Asif Mahammad Syed

Vice President, Data Strategy, Hartford Steam Boiler

Daniel Gardner

Social Intelligence Lead, Haleon

Douglas Elfers

VP, Data Science, Prudential Financial

Gunnard Johnson

Head of Data Science, DoorDash

Indrasis Mondal

Senior Director of Data Science, AI & insights at DocuSign

Joe Kleinhenz

Vice President of Data Science, Allstate

Manik Gupta

North America Chief Analytics and Insights Officer, Bayer Consumer Health

Marsha Meytlis

Head of Data Science and Engineering, Northwell Health

Meenakshi Thanikachalam

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Popular Bank

Pavan Dhavaleshwar

Global Head of Data Analytics and Monitoring, Global Compliance, AIG

Reshma Shaikh

VP Strategy and Operations, Springer Nature Group


Senior Vice President, Data Strategy, Operations and Management, PURE Group of Insurance Companies

Vikram Mahidhar

Operating Partner, Apollo Global Management

Wayne Huang

Head of Data Science and Engineering, Pacific Life

Sujay Kar

VP Of Data & Analytics, Curology

Exemplary Data Scientists

Abhishek Narayan Singh

Chief Analytics Officer & Head of Digital Solutions, Merck

Archi Mitra

Senior Director of Machine Learning, BuzzFeed

Arun Nandi

Head of Data & Analytics, Unilever

Arvind Thinagarajan

Head of Data Science & Analytics, Gannett

Bk Vasan

VP Data Technology & Analytics, CDO, American Eagle Outfitters

Chaitanya Garikapati

Head of Data & Analytics, MARS Petcare

Hal Tily

Head of Data Science and Engineering, Oura

Moez Ali

Creator, PyCaret

Piero Ferrante

AVP and Data Science Fellow, CVS Health

Pradip Nandi

Head of Analytics and Modeling - Credit Loss Allowances, BMO Financial Group

Prakhar Mehrotra

Vice President - Machine Learning. Walmart

Reed Hayes

Vice President of Applied AI/ML, Unum

Sadid Hasan

AI Lead, Microsoft

Sanyam Kumar

Associate Director, Data Science, Genmab

Sarang Ananda Rao

Analytics Leader, Global Technology, ADM

Satyam Priyadarshy

Managing Director & Chief Data Scientist, Halliburton

Ujwal Chejerla

Director, AI/ML CoE, PPG

Sujay Kar

VP Of Data & Analytics, Curology

The AI Innovator Award

Agus Sudjianto

EVP, Head of Corporate Model Risk, Wells Fargo

Dan Merzlyak

Director, Head of Aladdin Data Migration Practice and Business Intelligence, BlackRock

David Fogarty

Enterprise Digital Analytics Leader, Evernorth Health Services

Farouk Ferchichi

President, Envestnet Data & Analytics

Gary Patel

Sr Director, eCommerce BI & Analytics, Albertsons

Giorgio Suighi

Global Group Director, Data Strategy - Lead for Identity Resolution, Mindshare

Jason Walston

Head of Data & Analytics, PCS Wireless

Jeevan Prakash

Director of Analytics, Omnichannel, Academy Sports + Outdoors

Jeffrey Yau

Chief Data & A.I. Officer, Fanatics Collectibles

Kapila Monga

Head of Data Science and Engineering, Bon Secours Mercy Health

Samrat Kulkarni

Lead Director of Data Science, CVS Health

Shameer Khader

Global Head of Data Science, Data Engineering and Computational Biology, Sanofi

Shravan Kotha

Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Ohio Attorney General's Office

Sol Rashidi

Chief Analytics Officer, Estee Lauder

Sree Sreedhararaj

Chief Technology Officer, Sephora

Victoria Gamerman

Global Head of Data Governance and Insights, Boehringer Ingelheim

Vishwesh Patil

Vice President, Data Analytics at McLane Company

Yvonne Li

Vice President of Enterprise Data & AI, Advance Auto Parts

Sadashiv K Vaasista

Senior Director - Analytics, Honeywell

Glenn Hofmann

Chief Analytics Officer, New York Life Insurance Company

The Early Adopters

Aleksandar Lazarevic

Founder, AIDA Insights

Aleksandr Kudman

Chief Analytics Officer, Enact Mortgage Insurance

Anil Puli

Head of Business Intelligence, Chime

Anju Kambadur

Head of AI Engineering, Bloomberg

Ankit Mangal

Global Head of Analytics - Supplier Tech Wayfair

Arvind Balasundaram

Executive Director, Commercial Insights & Analytics, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Avijit Chatterjee

Head of AI/ML and NextGen Analytics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Balaji T Kuppuswamy

Director, Data Infrastructure and Business Intelligence Products, Youtube

Dinakar Deshmukh

VP- Data Science & Analytics, GE Aviation

Karthikeyan Ramasamy

Vice President - Artificial Intelligence, Georgia Pacific

Kiran Kanetkar

Vice President - Technology,Data and Analytics, Pendulum Therapeutics

Manish Sethia

Vice President - Applied AI, Chubb

Rachael Chudoba

Senior Strategist, Planning & Research, Performance Art

Rajit Kavindran

Chief Data Science and Analytics Officer, EasyKnock

Ruchika Singh

Director, Data Science & Insights, Spotify

Sharad Singh

Director, B2B Product Analytics, American Express

Shri Prakash Singh

Head of Data Science & Analytics, McAfee

Sravan Kasarla

Chief Data Officer, Thrivent

Explore and submit your nominations for our open surveys and awards today!

The AI100 Awards is a prestigious annual awards that recognizes and celebrates the achievements of individuals and organizations that have made significant advancements in the field of Analytics & AI in enterprises.