Keynote Speakers


Saturday, November 21

Reimagining Business with AI

Sudhi Ranjan Sinha



The 2020 DSI Annual Conference Program Team is proud to announce Sudhi Ranjan Sinha, a business and technology leader, as one of the keynotes for the November conference. His keynote, titled “Reimagining Business with AI,” fits well into the conference theme of Decision Sciences in the Age of Connectivity.

Sinha shares the following regarding his presentation:“We live in the algorithmic age today where AI impacts nearly all aspects of our lives and work. AI has existed as a discipline for more than 60 years. Its recent rejuvenation is driven by the advances in digital capabilities around IoT, big data management, cloud computing, and communication technologies. As per a recent McKinsey study, by the end of 2030, the impact of AI is expected to be about $13 trillion with over 70% of companies impacted by AI. While AI brings a lot of new possibilities, it also brings new problems because businesses have to now reinvent themselves in this new world order. The keynote address will explore this topic and its implications for academia.”Topics to be covered in the keynote address:

  1.  Dawn of the algorithmic age
  2. Reimagining businesses with AI and digital technologies
  3. The evolving intelligent society
  4. The emerging research challenges
  5. Renewed role of academia in lifelong learning in decision sciences

Sudhi is a business and technology leader with over 22 years of experience. He presently serves on the Boards of several digital start-ups. Previously he was the VP and GM of Digital Solutions for Johnson Controls (JCI) building new data-enabled businesses. Prior to working for JCI, Sudhi spent 11 years with Tata Consultancy Services in various leadership roles. Sudhi has several granted and pending patents in smart building technologies and has published two books on big data and IoT. Sudhi has worked in the US, Europe, and Asia; he currently lives in Mumbai, India and holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Jadavpur University, India.


Sunday, November 22
Dr Michael Casale
Chief Science Officer at Strivr
Compelled by all things brain and behavior, I have focused my career on the science of the mind. From PhD work in the cognitive neurosciences to more applied research in healthcare and marketing, my applied quantitative background can turn insight into action. I’ve applied my years of behavioral expertise to a variety of domains, including optimizing work and home environments for motivation and learning, understanding the behavior of consumer adoption, or bridging the gap between people and technology.

About Strivr
STRIVR’s product is grounded in the science of VR and the numerous studies that have been done that prove VR to be a useful and powerful tool for learning and development.