Sanjay Podder leads R&D for social good and software engineering at Accenture Labs in Mumbai. He is passionate about using data science to accelerate social transformation in areas such as gender equity, nutrition, empowering people with disabilities, and conservation. A mentor for social entrepreneurs and tech startups, Podder has also been instrumental in building an open innovation ecosystem for joint R&D with leading academics and institutions in India and abroad. On fellowship, Podder will connect with innovators using technology to solve social problems, and explore how data and analytics are being utilized to effectively and ethically help social innovators scale their impact. Podder’s objective is to position Accenture Labs as a leading platform for “technology for good” in India which enables innovators to leverage the power of a connected world to improve lives.