Dr. Sunil Kumar Vuppala is the Director – Data Science, Ericsson Global AI Accelerator (GAIA), Bangalore. Sunil has 17+ years of industrial and research experience in Machine learning, Deep learning, Analytics, Internet of Things, and Automation. Sunil worked in Oracle, Infosys R&D, and Philips Research before joining Ericsson. Sunil is a lead inventor of 30 patents and published 30 papers, and delivered 100+ guest lectures. He is a senior member of ACM, IEEE, and a fellow of IETE. He is one of the Top 10 data scientists in India for 2019, recipient of Zinnov Technical Role Model in Emerging Technology award 2020, IEEE TEMS Engineering Manager of the Year 2020, Next100 winner 2020 as India’s future CIO and ACM distinguished speaker. He is a co-chair of industry engagement in the IEEE Bangalore section, a recognized thought leader, and an adjunct faculty in premier institutes. He is an alumnus of IIT Roorkee, IIIT Bangalore, and IIM Ahmedabad.