CEO & Co-Founder, Nexleaf Analytics
Nithya Ramanathan is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Nexleaf Analytics, a tech non-profit dedicated to preserving human life and protecting our planet. Nexleaf’s unique approach brings together sensor design, data analysis, software engineering, and field engagement to identify and address big problems. Nexleaf technology currently protects the vaccine supply for 1 in 10 babies born on Earth. Nithya and her team have achieved this outsized impact by working shoulder-to-shoulder with Ministries of Health—rather than attempting to bypass governments—to scale cutting-edge technologies refined through close collaboration with personnel at every level of the health system, from top-tier government officials to Last Mile health care workers. Nithya is a PopTech Social Innovation fellow, Switzer Environmental fellow, and a Rainer Arnhold fellow. She is the winner of the 2017 Hedy Lamarr Award for Female Tech Pioneer as well as the 2020 Tallberg Foundation/Eliasson Global Leadership Award.