Speaker Bio

Ganesh Mani, PhD, MBA

Ganesh Mani, PhD

Distinguished Service Professor of Innovation Practice, Tepper @CMU


Ganesh Mani is an Adjunct faculty member at CMU Africa and a Distinguished Service Professor of  Innovation Practice on the main campus (Pittsburgh, USA) in its business school (Tepper). Ganesh has worked on scaling human expertise via AI in many milieus.  He co-founded Advanced Investment Technology (one of the earliest start-ups to combine investment management and machine learning), which was acquired by State Street Corporation, creating its Advanced Research Center for helping manage multibillion-dollar institutional portfolios. Ganesh has contributed to other AI start-ups, including an entity that is now part of Nasdaq-listed iCAD, employing machine learning techniques for early cancer detection.

Ganesh has an MBA in finance, a PhD in AI from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BTech in Computer Science from IIT-Bombay. He is past-President and long-term board member of TiE’s Pittsburgh chapter, co-MD of TiE Pittsburgh Angels; and on the advisory board of the FDP Institute as well as journals such as Financial Data Science and Patterns. Ganesh’s work has been patented, featured in a Barron’s cover story and published in leading academic journals and popular opinion pages. He has previously taught courses such as AI Grand Challenges (overlapping with AI and Emerging Economies) for the CMU Africa and Qatar students.

Session Details

Wednesday 20th September 2023 | 11:15 am – 12:30 pm | EAT

AI and Emerging Economies: Unlocking Potential for Growth and Impact in Africa
Wednesday 20th September 2023 | 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm | EAT

FinTech-driven financial inclusion in Africa: Innovations, Challenges, and Opportunities