Vijay Sankaran

Managing Director, Omnia Cognitive Initiatives @ State Street

Vijay Sankaran leads State Street Corporation’s Austin office for Automation and Artificial Intelligence. In this role, he is responsible for development of AI software to improve internal operations, to enable clients to harvest patterns across financial markets, and to architect for future growth. Previously at IBM, he was the global head for Advanced Analytics for the Electronics Industry where he led solutions to control the quality of products such as smartphones, laptops, LED displays, electric vehicles, smart speakers, drones, and robots. Prior to IBM, Vijay started up and managed three companies over 14 years in Austin dealing with online databases for industrial images, internet-based multi-party document management, and creating solutions with Big Data analytics for large semiconductor firms, banks, insurers, and oil/gas exploration companies. He started his career at International SemaTech in Austin.

Vijay holds a Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where his research was on developing Neural Networks for visual inspection of electronics products. He got his MS in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where he specialized in Computer Aided Design and image processing. He did his undergraduate studies in India at National Institute of Technology as a Mechanical Engineer focused on car engines, combustion science, and making lifelong friends.