Sandhya Bakshi | Avanade

I have over 19 years of experience in IT consulting across domains and industries.

My expertise is using Data & AI to help organisations achieve business outcomes as part of their digital journeys. I am currently AI & IoT Solution Architect in Avanade's Azure Centre of Excellence and also leading Avanade's conversational AI platform, along with leading Avanade's healthcare plays on Data & AI front. I am passionate about working on cutting edge technologies that focuses on innovation and making a genuine human impact. Recently I am involved in working on Metaverse PoV and how it can help our clients, in not only increasing their revenue but also giving great experience to their end customers.

I am currently based out of London but have had a truly global career having lived and worked in the US, Canada, India and UK. This has helped me gain leadership skills and experience across different Data & AI dimensions. I started my career as .Net and SQL developer and then moved to delivering complex solutions for multiple clients using various technologies (like SharePoint, RPA, Chatbots, Cognitive Services, AI, IoT etc.) and also sold innovative solutions to many global big clients. I have led and grown offshore teams with multiple technology towers, sold deals as big as 25M+ as Data & AI Solution Architect, built multiple market facing assets/offerings, delivered trainings/bootcamps on leading technologies and supported the growth of Avanade's Data & AI business.