Gargi Dasgupta is the Director, IBM Research in India and CTO of IBM India/South Asia. Gargi is responsible for establishing and executing the technical agenda of IBM’s India Research Lab in collaboration with IBM’s worldwide research labs and business units. In her role as CTO, Gargi is responsible for representing and communicating IBM’s overall technical vision & strategy with key stakeholders across the India/South Asia ecosystem - from developers and start-ups to key clients, analysts, media, and industry experts.
Prior to this role, Gargi was the Senior Manager at IBM Research-India leading the work in AI for Automation driving both deep technology innovations and real impact into IBM’s enterprise solutions. Gargi serves as a strategist for IBM Research, working closely with IBM’s Hybrid Cloud business and global services businesses to take innovative solutions to clients across the globe. She helped establish new research directions at the intersection of service science, text analytics, and AI.
Gargi has been with IBM since 2004 when she joined as a Research Staff Member. In 2019, Gargi was recognized as one of IBM’s Distinguished Engineer for her exemplary technological achievements. She also featured in Fortune India’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business list for 2019 and Business Today's Most Powerful Women in Indian Business list for 2020.
Gargi is an ACM Distinguished Speaker and an alumnus of Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.