Laks Srinivasan

Co-Founder and Managing Director at Return

Laks Srinivasan has more than 15 years of experience in enabling digital/data/analytics/AI-driven transformation as a trusted advisor, board member, executive, and entrepreneur. Currently, Laks is a Co-Founder and Managing Director at Return on AI Institute, a best practices business research, executive learning and coaching, and advisory firm helping enterprises maximize economic and social return on AI. At the Institute, he helps non-digital native companies and their leadership teams on understanding AI, preparing the organization, and executing on AI-driven transformations. Previously, Laks was Chief Operating Officer of Opera Solutions, an applied AI and ML solutions company with top placement in many ML competitions including the Netflix prize, KDD Cup, and Kaggle. Prior to Opera Solutions, Laks was with FICO (NYSE: FICO), an analytics company that is helping businesses make better decisions that drive higher levels of growth, profitability, and customer satisfaction. Laks holds an MBA from The Wharton School as well as a BS in electrical engineering from NIT, India. He is a senior fellow for leadership development at the Enterprise Systems Center, Lehigh University, where he mentors senior and graduate students on data, analytics and AI projects for industry and government. He also serves as Vice Chair of the board for Lehigh Valley Public Media (PBS39/WLVR).