Published: 02nd August 2020
IIT Roorkee alum bags the prestigious Zinnov Award for contributions to AI and Data Analytics
Dr Sunil Kumar Vuppala won the Technical Role Model award and is currently serving as Director, Data Science, Ericsson, and is also the Co-chair, Industry Engagement, IEEE Bangalore
IIT Roorkee alumnus Dr Sunil Kumar Vuppala has won the prestigious Zinnov Award 2020 for his contribution to the field of Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics. The objective of the award is to recognise the contribution of individuals as well as organisations that have enabled business continuity driven innovation along with diversity.
Vuppala is currently serving as Director, Data Science, Ericsson, and Co-chair, Industry Engagement, IEEE Bangalore. He has been conferred the award in the Technical Role Model - Emerging Technology - AI & Big data analytics category in a virtual ceremony on July 31 2020. “We extend our heartiest congratulations to Dr Vuppala for winning this prestigious award. It is a proud moment for IIT Roorkee. His achievement will inspire other alumni as well as current students,” said Prof Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee.
“The tech-driven education at IIT Roorkee laid the foundation for my strong fundamentals in the emerging technologies domain. Equally relevant is the role of the faculty at IIT Roorkee, who has been a constant pillar of support,” said Vuppala.
Other notable recipients of the 2020 Awards included Manish Bhide, Chief Architect, IBM Watson OpenScale, and Shibi Panikkar, Distinguished Engineer from Dell Technologies.
This was the 11th edition of the annual awards that witnessed participation from over 600+ companies in 10+ countries. In the past 11 years, Zinnov Confluence Series has honoured numerous individuals as well as entities for their contribution to global technology and for making a difference in the global ecosystem. A technology thought leadership summit, Zinnov Awards has become synonymous with change in the Global R&D and Product Development space.