Sanjay Podder leads research and development 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 inequality, malnutrition and the exclusion of people with disabilities, As a mentor for social entrepreneurs and tech startups, Podder has been instrumental in building an open innovation ecosystem for joint R&D with leading academics and institutions in India and abroad. On fellowship, Podder connected with people using technology to address social problems. He explored how data and analytics are utilized effectively and ethically to help social innovators scale their impact. Podder’s objective is to develop Accenture Labs as a leading platform for “technology for good” in India, enabling innovators to leverage the power of a connected world and improve lives.