Geetha M, Data and AI Excellence and Capability Lead, Philips Innovation Campus, Bengaluru talks to Dataquest as part of the Leading Lady Series
The pandemic has presented both challenges and opportunities for women. While on the one hand managing household chores along with a career was a challenge, women have also have had to time to take up online courses and upskill themselves. Geetha M, Data and AI Excellence and Capability Lead, Philips Innovation Campus, Bengaluru who recently spoke to Dataquest as part of the Leading Lady Series said that continuously reskilling and learning throughout their professional life is what will help women evolve and climb up their career ladders.
“Earlier people had to go to colleges to gain degrees, now they can get it through online courses. Continuously learning and upskilling is the key. That’s the only way to build capabilities and skills in the field of artificial intelligence and data science as it is an ever-evolving stream,” said Geetha to Dataquest.
Geetha has close to 35 years of experience in the software R&D industry. Early in her career, she worked for banking, and defense organizations across public and private sector companies developing software solutions. She has architected and managed large projects in the defense, telecom and banking sector before joining Philips in 2000.
With two decades of experience in healthcare Research and development, she is passionate about the healthcare domain and sees a big opportunity to leverage digital technology to make healthcare much more accessible and affordable. Geetha has held various roles with increasing responsibilitiesover the last 20 years at Philip and has had many achievements. Shehas more than 6 publications in the area of Clinical Data Science and has led Open innovationprojects collaborating with globalUniversities and Hospitals.
Geetha has championed the Software Quality Excellence Initiatives at PIC, and is currently the lead for Excellence and Capability in the Data and AI CoE. Furthermore, Geetha was commended at the 4th Women Deliver conference where she was honoured for her work on Mobile Obstetrics Monitoring solution, aimed to identify high –risk pregnancies and address maternal mortality.