Kumaran Ponnambalam is a technology leader with 20+ years of experience in AI, big data, data processing and analytics. His focus is on creating robust, scalable AI models and services to drive effective business solutions. He currently leads AI initiatives in the Emerging Technologies and Incubation Group at Cisco. In his previous roles, he has built data pipelines, analytics, integrations and conversational bots around customer engagement. He has also authored several courses on the LinkedIn Learning platform on AI and big data.