Anju Gupta is the Vice President of Data Sciences and Analytics for Northwestern Mutual (NM). She joined NM in October 2019 and has been instrumental in shaping all of company’s AI initiatives since then. She has been actively developing, enabling and driving the business activation of AI/ML products across all of NM along with building an ethical framework for implementing data science products. She is a member of NM Data Science Institute executive steering team. Prior to NM, she was responsible for overseeing Enterprise Holdings’ data asset strategy and AI/ML insights around the future of mobility – everything from enhancing day-to-day operations and customer experience, to leading strategic decision-making and technology innovation efforts. Prior to that, Gupta was at Monsanto (Bayer) for more than a decade where she worked in statistical genetics, global analytics, technology strategy, and digital innovation, partnerships and outreach. Gupta is an active member in the community, serving as an executive advisory board member for Artificial Intelligence World, which is owned by Cambridge Innovation Institute. Gupta has also earned several awards, including the YWCA Women Leader award in 2014, the CIO100 Innovation Award in 2018, and several Above and Beyond Awards for her innovative work with Monsanto. Currently, Gupta holds 17 granted and published patents and has a PhD in genetics and statistics.