April 4 and 5, 2024 | Bangalore

Empowering Tech Futures: Honoring Inclusive Excellence

DE&I in Tech Leadership Awards

The conference will celebrate the vital role of inclusive leadership in tech, honoring those who have made significant contributions to the community.
The awards will recognize the most influential DE&I champions in India’s technology sector who have shown outstanding leadership and innovation. These role models have paved the way for an inclusive Indian tech industry.

2024 Nominations Closed

We invite leading organizations and individuals to nominate those who have excelled in tech leadership, contributing significantly to business value through their expertise. We also welcome self-nominations from those at the forefront of technological disruption, driving growth and leveraging technology for business success. Our panel of editors and industry experts will assess all submissions, selecting awardees against top-tier performance standards.

2023 Winners

Anjali Iyer, Senior Delivery Practice Leader at TheMathCompany Inc
Debarati Sengupta, Chief Product Officer, Futurense Technologies
Divya Gupta, Country IT Lead, Dyson
Jayashree Arunkumar, Engineering Head, Wipro Digital
Kavitha Krishnan M, Senior Manager of Data Science, Tredence
Khushboo Singhal, Director of Insurance Analytics, WNS Global Services
Megha Sinha, Vice President, Genpact India
Monali Bhalerao, Director of Engineering, Eaton India Innovation Center
Neha Singh, Client Partner, Fractal Analytics
Priya Kanduri, CTO & Senior Vice President, Happiest Minds Technologies
Rashmi Ramesh, Functional Head and Principal Engineer, Société Générale Global Solution Centre
Reji Rajendran Nair, Associate Director for Cloud and DevOps Platform Engineering, Verizon India
Ruma Mukherjee, Principal Engineer, Intel
Safala V Revankar, Associate Director of Cloud Area Practice, Kyndryl
Seema Ramachandra, Head of Customer Engineering for Data, Analytics & AI, Google India
Shanthi Srinivasan, AVP and Head of Marketing, InfoCepts
Sindhu Ravindranathan, Global Director, Analytics, Unilever Industries
Sneha Utturwar, Program Director, Saama Technologies
Soumya Sethuraman, Director of Analytics Consulting, Tiger Analytics
Susmita Chaudhury, Partner, Deloitte India Consulting

2022 Winners

Aunkita Nandi – Co-Founder & Managing Director, Tier5 Technology
Hardika Shah – Founder And CEO, Kinara Capital
Divya Mittal – Director, Data Science, American Express
Ishu Jain – Director, Swiggy
Preet Saxena – Group Leader, Global Analytics Practice, Concentrix
Sandhya Gopalan – AI & MLOps Practice Leader, EY
Shikha Shandilya – Founder, CEO at Networth Corp
Silky Rout – Research Manager And Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM
Sonia Thakurani – Vice President, Merkle
Vaishali Rana – Deputy Chief (MIS), Central Electricity Regulatory Commission
Kamiya Motwani – Senior Manager II, Data Science, Walmart
Lakshmi Vaideeswaran – Vice President, Analytics Consulting
at Tiger Analytics
Neharika Agarwal – Vice President & Head Of Analytics And Business Intelligence, Bharti Axa Life Insurance
Manisha Banthia – Vice President, Data & Analytics at Fiserv Global Services
Renuka Sindhgatta – Research Manager And Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM
Shaveta Kapoor – Media Director (Global Applied Data Science Head Of Media Products) – dunnhumby
Shirsha Ray Chaudhuri – Director Of Engineering, Thomson Reuters Labs
Sindhu Ramachandran S – Director Of Technology (Leader Of Artificial Intelligence Center Of Excellence), QuEST Global Engineering Services
Sripriya Venkatesan – Chief Architect/ Program Manager, Capgemini
Vidhya TV – Managing Director And VP Of Engineering, Streamingo Solutions

2021 Winners

Adwitiya Sarkar, Director, Commercial Credit Risk Decision Science at American Express India
Aparna Mishra, Senior Manager at EY GDS
Minu Rachel Philip, Associate Vice President, Analytics Consulting at Tiger Analytics
Nidhi Pratapneni, SVP, Product, Analytics & Modelling, Public Affairs at Wells Fargo
Pavithra G K, Competency Lead: Data Science and Machine Learning at SAP Labs India
Pratibha Moogi, Senior Manager, Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM Research India
Radha Rajappa, Executive Chairperson at Flutura Business Solutions
Ranjani Mani, Senior Manager, Data Science and Advanced Analytics at VMWare
Richa Agarwal, Senior Manager – Data Science (Delivery Services) at Tredence Inc.
Shweta Shandilya, Program Director, Regulatory Technology Leader in IBM Data and AI Division. at IBM India Software Labs
Sudheera Vanguri, Head of Product at Google
Surga Thilakan, Co founder & CEO at Salesken
Vidhya Veeraraghavan, Vice President – Head of Analytics (Financial Markets Operations) at Standard Chartered Bank

2020 Winners

Amarjeet Kaur – Research Scientist at Tech Mahindra
Apurva M – Vice President at Swiss Re Business Solutions, Bangalore
Bindu Narayan – AI Leader at EY GDS, Data and Analytics Practice
Chitrita Nath – Digital and Analytics Leader (APAC Region) Trading and Supply at Royal Dutch Shell
Harita Gupta – Country Head – India and Global Head Enterprise Business Services at Sutherland
Heena Purohit – Senior Product Manager at IBM Watson
Jaya Vaidhyanathan – CEO, BCT Digital at Bahwan CyberTek Group
Lakshya Sivaramakrishnan – Technical Program Manager at Google
Priyanka Telang – WW Architect, Insights and Intelligent Expert Labs at IBM Software Labs
Mamta Rajnayak – Head of Retail Analytics at Accenture Solutions
Swati Jain – Vice President – Decision Analytics, EXL Analytics at Exl Services

2019 Winners

V Sowmya – Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Assistant Professor (Sr.Gr)
Brinditha Rai Nalka – GENPACT Assistant Vice President
Deepika Sandeep – BLP Clean Energy Program Manager – Analytics
Rajeshwari Sinha – DXC DXC Master Data Scientist
Neha Pansari – Axis Bank Ltd Assistant Vice President
Ruchi Bhasin – Mahindra & Mahindra Deputy General Manager
Geetha Adinarayan – IBM India Software Labs Chief Architect, IBM TRIRIGA Building Insights.
Kavita Jha – KIKSAR Technologies Pvt Ltd CEO
Neelima Vobugari – Tarah Technologies, an AI Consultancy CEO
Mausumi Acharyya – ChironX Founder, CEO and CTO
Seema Agarwal – Manthan VP & Head of Retail Analytics
Arioli Arumugam – GE Aviation Senior Director – Data & Analytics
Geetha Manjunath – NIRAMAI Health Analytix Pvt Ltd CEO
Paromita Mitra – Bridgei2i Analytics


Honoring India's trailblazing technology visionaries who have not only pioneered innovation but have also risen as leaders and exemplars within the nation's tech sphere, embodying the principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

When & Where

April 4 and 5th 2024
Thursday – Friday

Hilton Convention Center, Manyata Tech park, Bangalore


2 Tracks over 2 days.

Besides – mentoring sessions, Awards, Exhibition, Afterparty & a lot more

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Recognizing firms that have implemented successful programs to promote diversity, provide equitable opportunities for career growth, offer coaching and mentorship, and help close the gender pay gap.

India's Biggest DE&I in Tech Summit

Rising 2023 is an incredible event organised by Analytics India Magazine for women in tech. Day 1 was informative and awakening. I am truly delighted and honoured to be chosen as the recipient of the AIM’s Women in Tech Leadership award.

Jayashree Arunkumar


I want to express my sincere appreciation and thanks to Analytics India Magazine for recognizing me with the Women In Technology leadership Award for 2023.

Safala V Revankar


Yesterday at the #Rising2023 Women in Tech Summit, being recognized among several industry peers for tech leadership was humbling. Thanks to the jury and Analytics India Magazine!

Monali Bhalerao


Amazing discussions, brilliant speakers and great conversations at The Rising 2023 Conference!

Anugrah Thomas

Utopus Insights

discussion topics

Beyond Binary: Redefining Diversity in Tech

Challenge traditional notions of diversity by exploring intersections beyond gender. Discuss inclusivity across ethnicity, abilities, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic backgrounds, fostering a holistic approach to diversity in the tech sector.

Innovation Through Inclusivity

Highlight how diverse perspectives drive innovation. Explore case studies, best practices, and success stories showcasing how inclusive teams contribute to creative problem-solving and groundbreaking technological advancements.

Future-Ready Skills for a Diverse Workforce

Address the evolving skills landscape in tech and how organizations can ensure their workforce is equipped for the future. Discussions may cover upskilling, reskilling, and strategies for fostering an inclusive learning culture.

Tech for Social Good

Emphasizing the role of technology in solving societal challenges. This theme explores how tech innovations can be harnessed for social impact, from sustainability initiatives to improving access to education and healthcare through technology-driven solutions.

Building Resilence: Mental Health in Tech

Prioritizing mental health and well-being in the tech workplace. Discussions focus on destigmatizing mental health conversations, promoting a supportive work culture, and providing resources for mental wellness in a high-paced tech environment.

“Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.”

Stephen R. Covey