A distinguished innovator and researcher with a global outreach
Distinguished Technologist at Infosys
Rajeshwari Ganesan is a first of Distinguished Technologist at Infosys with close to 27 years of IT industry experience as an entrepreneur, researcher, and product innovator. Her original contributions to artificial intelligence and machine learning, particularly in cloud dependability and applications in performance engineering, have earned her international acclaim. Rajeshwari has authored over 30 published works, including journal articles, conference papers, magazine articles, and a book, and has been invited to give keynote speeches at scientific conferences around the world. She has served in critical roles and is the first Distinguished Technologist of Infosys. It has been in those roles that she has initiated and implemented some of the most impactful software innovations in recent years. Rajeshwari has sustained national and international acclaim, and her outstanding achievements have been widely recognised in her field.
An accomplished IT Leader
One of Rajeshwari’s significant achievements is her contribution to intellectual property (IP) and thought leadership at Infosys over the last 27 years. She has been granted eight patents and has filed four more. As head of product engineering and responsible for its P&L, she incubated and scaled XtractEdge Contracts Analysis & Vision to generate revenues of 25 million from several Fortune 100 customers. Rajeshwari has also presented her work in several international sessions, including JavaOne 2000, Tutorial in ICSE 2014 (#1 in the world), Tutorial in IIT Kanpur 2012, Keynotes address ML in IEEE CCEM (2014, 2015, 2016), and Lecture for Ph.D. Students in Mayo Clinic (2021). She has the highest number of IEEE papers worldwide in 2012-13 in SaaS Cloud, and several international publications with A*/A ratings. She received two national awards (India) – Innovator of the Year in Technology in 2017 & 2018 by IWLF and ICC.
Rajeshwari actively mentors women and junior colleagues in STEM research and always looks for opportunities to advance and support budding technologists. She has provided opportunities to develop innovation and product creation skills through involvement in hackathons, conferences, and individual publications. She coached several product teams to participate in national and international tech Hackathons, including the InMobi Hackathon (2014, 2015), Amazon re: Invent (2014), and Intel Hacks (2014, 2015).
Impactful Social Initiatives
Rajeshwari actively works with various NGOs, such as Tomorrow’s Foundation in Reproductive Health (including myths and misconceptions of menstruation) for girls in remedial schools. She has continued her social initiatives of focusing on women and menstrual hygiene since 2010.
Rajeshwari believes that women are grossly underrepresented in computing in all leadership positions. She periodically shares her knowledge and skills with other women through internal and external forums, including internal Women Tech Cohere sessions or lectures in various universities in the US. Rajeshwari offers emotional support and encouragement to other women in her field, celebrates their successes, and provides support when they face challenges or setbacks.