Sanjay Podder

Managing Director- Accenture Labs (Asia Pacific)

Bangalore Labs

Sanjay is the Managing Director for Accenture Labs in Bangalore and leads the company’s Software Engineering R&D and 'Technology for Good' initiative.  Sanjay is the Regional Lead for Accenture Labs in Asia Pacific which includes the Accenture Labs in Bangalore and Shenzhen. 

At Accenture Labs, he leads R&D in a number of areas in software engineering, analytics and automation. This includes Responsible Software Engineering, Human centered Software engineering,  Software Engineering of Intelligent and Quantum Systems. Sanjay has 10 patents granted in Artificial Intelligence as applied to Software Engineering and Process Automation.

Sanjay is a proponent of 'Technology for Good' and believes as a Software Engineering expert he has the power to change the world. He is passionate about using the power of Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Blockchain and other Digital Technologies to accelerate Social Transformation in areas such as health, education, gender inequality, empowering the forgotten billion and protecting the planet. He is a Technology Mentor for several Changemakers and startups. Sanjay was conferred the Eisenhower Fellowship 2017 for his efforts in using Technology for building a just and peaceful world.


Sanjay has been instrumental in building a powerful open innovation ecosystem for joint R&D with leading academics and institutions in India and abroad. He is a Governing Council Member of the NASSCOM IoT Center of Excellence setup as part of Digital India program. Sanjay is a member of NASSCOM Engineering And R&D (ER&D) Council.

Sanjay is an alumnus of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania- 'Advanced Management Program'. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and a Master’s degree in Marketing Management from Mumbai University.

Sanjay in Media:

Interview with Sanjay Podder on Financial Inclusion of Women

Sanjay Podder of Accenture Selected as Eisenhower Fellow to Research Tech4Good Initiatives

Accenture develops AI/AR based apps to aid microlending

Blockchain: A Powerful Tool for Social Good

CIOTV- Tech Vision for CIO in India (March 2017)

CIO 100 Summit- Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for Business Transformation

CIO 100 Panel Discussion- Artificial Intelligence is a reality in Indian Business

Channel World- CIO Should drive Digital Agenda

Accenture Newsroom-Accenture and Bombay Natural History Society Launch Platform that Identifies Birds of India Using Artificial Intelligence Technology

Accenture Newsroom- Accenture and CINI’s Digital Solution ‘GPower’ Receives Vodafone Foundation’s Mobile for Good 2015 Award for Women Empowerment and Inclusive Development

Accenture ties up with IITs for research into Artificial Intelligence