Sowmiya Chocka Narayanan

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Lily AI

Sowmiya Chocka Narayanan is Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer of Lily AI, a retail technology company empowering retailers and brands by bridging the gap between merchant-speak and customer-speak. Leveraging a proprietary suite of AI purpose-built for retail, Lily AI enhances shopping experiences by injecting consumer-centric language throughout the entire retail value chain.

Throughout her career, Sowmiya has worked across a broad range of the technology industry from building software for low cost mobile devices to supporting enterprise platform development through machine learning and other technologies. Before co-launching Lily, Sowmiya was with Box, the leading global enterprise content management platform. Previously, she was the first female engineer with Pocket Gems specializing in mobile gaming. Sowmiya began her engineering career with Texas Instruments and also Yahoo, where she developed targeting solutions to optimize digital advertising.

Sowmiya is an immigrant founder committed to transferring her knowledge to the next generation of AI entrepreneurs through active mentorship and engineering coaching. She holds a Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor’s in Information Technology from PSG College of Technology (India).