Two Indian origin persons find place in Fortune’s most influential list

Zilingo CEO and co-founder Ankiti Bose made it to the list. (File photo: Ore Huiying/Bloomberg)

New York , Oct 8: Two Indian-origin persons: Arjun Bansal and Ankiti Bose have been named by American magazine Fortune in its annual list of 40 most influential people in business under the age of 40.

Bansal, 35, as vice president of artificial intelligence software and research at semiconductor giant Intel, has a lot on his plate, the magazine said. Bansal’s team of nearly 100 workers, scattered throughout the US, Israel and Poland work on AI technologies like reinforcement learning and natural-language processing, all intended to help keep Intel’s silicon chips working swimmingly with the latest AI software, it said.
One of Intel’s key AI projects involves specialised computer chips developed by Nervana, the startup co-founded by Bansal and acquired by the chip giant in 2016 in a deal reportedly worth over USD 350 million, the report said.

Fashion platform Zilingo CEO and co-founder Ankiti Bose launched the four-year-old Singapore-based startup after visiting Bangkok’s Chatuchak market

“What started as an aggregator of small fashion retailers has since expanded into business-to-business offerings, such as supply-chain tools, and has tapped into Southeast Asia”s booming Internet connectivity and smartphone adoption,” it said.

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