Srikumar Ramakrishnan SVP Pfizer wins innovation award of the year 2021 for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Drug Discovery and Supply Chain This year's judging panel comprises of Jamie Dimon, CEO JP Morgan, Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Facebook, Professor Wonjoon Kim of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Ajay Banga, Former CEO MasterCard, FINOLAB and former head of global innovation of Bank of Tokyo – Mitsubishi UFJ, Professor Nadia Thalmann of Nanyang Technological University, and Professor Natcha Thawesaengskulthai of Chulalongkorn University.
The pandemic is a stark reminder that the only way forward for humanity lies in innovations. Standing still is not an option.
If businesses have been wondering if they should put more resources into R&D and in enabling innovations – the pandemic has given all of us a resounding answer", said Srikumar, Senior Vice President of Pfizer Data and Analytics .
Innovation is no longer a luxury or an optional function within organisations. For businesses to survive and thrive, innovation must form part of our organisational DNA. This is critical to allow businesses to adapt quickly, future proof themselves and remain relevant regardless of the uncertainty and complexity of the marketplace.