Dr Kanchana is a Senior Technical Program Manager handling special projects, such as River blindness . Kanchana previously led the Technology Group at Sony India Software Centre, where she spearheaded critical software development and system integration for Sony products – mobiles, TVs and several prototypes, using IoT and image sensors. Also, she was the ML and Innovation Champion at Sony India, where she led a dedicated team for emerging tech – to identify and address customer use-cases. Prior to Sony, she worked as a Technical Manager at Sasken Communication and Wipro Technologies. Before joining the private sector, she was a Scientist in Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), where she worked on the design and integration of human-machine interface software for airborne early warning systems. Kanchana is an accomplished engineer and researcher – she completed her PhD from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and she has authored several IEEE papers.