Srikanth Velamakanni is the Co-founder, Group Chief Executive and Executive Vice Chairman of Fractal, one of the leading players in artificial intelligence and digital transformation. Fractal’s mission is to power every human decision in the enterprise and to use the power of AI to help the world’s most admired Fortune 100 companies. Since Srikanth co-founded Fractal in 2000, the company has raised more than $300 million USD from private equity investors and has empowered more than 100 Fortune 500 companies with its AI, data and analytics-driven business strategies. Under his leadership, Fractal has developed several product lines within the company including Cuddle.ai, Eugenie.ai and Qure.ai. Srikanth serves on the board of Qure.ai – which has recently received 16MM USD in funding less than three years after incubation.
Srikanth is also a Co-founder and Trustee of Plaksha University, which focuses on core engineering, AIML and mathematics, and promotes interdisciplinary learning by bringing together science and liberal arts. In addition, Srikanth is a member of the NASSCOM Executive Council, where he serves as a subject matter expert on data and AI. Prior to co-founding Fractal, he was an investment banker, working on structured debt and CDOs.
Srikanth’s passion for AI and analytics has made him a thought leader in the space and an admired public speaker. He considers himself a lifelong student of mathematics, behavioural economics, neuroscience and consumer behavior. In his free time, Srikanth reads an average of 40 non-fiction books a year on these subjects, as well as memoirs, biographies and books on leadership. He also actively follows US politics and American late night talk shows, such as Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Hassan Minhaj, Jimmy and Kimmel.
Srikanth completed his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi and also holds a MBA in Management, Finance and Marketing degree from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad.