Ajay Pratap singh Pundhir

Senior Data Science Manager

AI Portfolio Strategy Ownership | Data Science Product Lifecycle Management | Change Management & Process Excellence | Mentor | Speaker

About Ajay

Mr Ajay Pratap Pundhir is Senior Data Science Manager and AI Product Leader at G42 Analytics. In his role, he envisions the analytics strategy that enables the use of data as a competitive advantage, leading a group of data scientists and data engineers that work on optimizing and developing algorithms to advance the business. He helps clients get real impact from big data, analytics and AI by working with them to articulate and drive a bold ambition and build game-changing capabilities to transform their businesses. He brings over 12 years of experience in various roles, driving business impact from Big data, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence. He has worked with premier brands across the globe in consumer electronics, financial services, and signal intelligence domains. He is an expert in organization-wide analytics transformation. He has helped his company and many other clients devise their analytics strategy, drive growth and margin through analytics solutions, and build strong data teams and AI capabilities.

Philosophy for AI Business

Artificial intelligence (AI) empowers significant and rapid change for businesses across almost all sectors and industries. From the automation of different aspects of the business to forecasting patterns in data, AI can accomplish tasks with far greater accuracy and speed than human beings – transforming what companies and managers can do and how they do it. In particular, machine learning – a computer’s capacity to improve its performance without human intervention – drives the development of new applications that can accelerate productivity and competitive edge for companies.

Any debate surrounding AI adoption in business and taking advantage of it requires a re-assessment of leadership. Without a transformation here, AI will never fully deliver. The problems and dilemmas of business cannot be solved by algorithms alone. AI Leaders need to have a deep understanding of how AI is deployed in business so that you can see what AI can (and cannot) do for you and your organization. This transformative mindset is what I refer to as Digital Mindset that can unfold exponential growth in your business.


Focus areas

Education & Certifications

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Stanford Graduate School of Business

Professional Program in Innovation and Leadership


London Business School, UK

Certificate in Business of Artificial Intelligence

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Liverpool John Moore University, UK

MSc in Artificial Intelligence
and Machine Learning


IIIT Bangalore, India

M.Tech in information Technology

Past Experience

American Express

Awards and Recognitions


2nd Place Solution Award, Kaggle Offline Competition, Dubai, 2019


Declared Employee of the Quarter American Express, Q4, 2017


Technology Innovation Award, American Express, 2015


Spot Award, Samsung, 2013


Spot Award, Samsung, Q3, 2014


Spot Award, Samsung, Q4, 2014

Public Speaking

Pie and Ai Abu Dhabi, August 2021

Deep Learning: Business of AI

Spark Kafka Summit,

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