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Shantenu Agarwal

Shantenu Agarwal

VP of AI & Ecosystems, Soul Machines

Shantenu Agarwal is the VP of A.I. and Ecosystems at Soul Machines where he is building out the future of interactions between humans and tech. Prior to joining Soul Machines, Shantenu was an early pioneer at IBM Watson where he built, launched, and grew a new A.I. products and helped customers learn how A.I. will shape the future relationship with their customers. He has spoken about the benefit of how A.I. will empower humanity at forums such as the World Economic Forum, the International Monetary Fund Youth Summit, and various industry conferences. Shantenu is an ardent supporter of the entrepreneurial community where he is an investor, mentor, and advisor to young companies and aspiring entrepreneurs globally. Shantenu graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Bioengineering and Entrepreneurship with focus on A.I.