NetApp, a global cloud-led, data-centric software company, hosted The Excellerate AI Summit 2023in Bengaluru. The summit closely aligns with NetApp Excellerator, the company’s flagship accelerator program that mentors B2B startups operating in the deep-tech space. The event brought together eminent industry leaders in the field of technology, visionaries, deep tech startups, and innovators who explored the limitless potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI). This event was hosted with the aim to encourage conversations around AI and its impact and foster meaningful collaboration.
Shailesh Kumar, Chief Data Scientist at Jio Institute, was one among the key speakers. He delved deep into the transformational impact of AI and sparked discussions that resonated throughout the event.
“We believe that Artificial Intelligence is at the forefront of tech ingenuity, and its capacity to transform industries is extraordinary,” said Ravi Chhabria, Managing Director, NetApp India, speaking at the event. “NetApp is committed to spearheading innovation with AI solutions that will empower businesses and individuals alike. The Excellerate AI Summit is a milestone in our shared vision within the AI community and it reinforces our dedication towards building a robust technology ecosystem.”
“The Next 20 years will see a paradigm shift from commercial crowd sourced intelligence to social emergent intelligence democratizing healthcare, education, and agriculture for all,” added Shailesh Kumar, Chief Data Scientist, Jio Institute.
The summit featured panel discussions that provided attendees with diverse perspectives on AI. Phani Srikanth, Principal Data & Applied Scientist, NetApp India, moderated the panel and offered valuable insights on the current state of AI and its prospects. Vinayak Hegde, CTO of Microsoft for Startups, led a dynamic panel discussion on the Microsoft AI Ecosystem, while representatives from Google Cloud engaged in a conversation on the Google Cloud AI Ecosystem.
Generative AI is top of mind for everyone. NetApp has been a leader in storage for predictive AI and machine learning workloads since the launch of ONTAP – their proprietary operating system. Today, hundreds of customers rely on NetApp storage infrastructure and data management for their AI workloads, including some of the largest pharmaceutical, financial services, and retail companies in the world.