Tarv Nijjar is a Global Senior Director at McDonald’s within their Customer experience transformation team and is passionate about driving new frontiers with AI and democratizing Data Science and Artificial Intelligence for all.

Before joining McDonald’s, Tarv held a Global Director role at Mars, where he spearheaded Artificial Intelligence programs, solving the businesses most complex problems at scale and driving change throughout the enterprise. During this time, he was fortunate to work with some of the brightest minds in AI, including Satya Nadella (Microsoft CEO), Andrew Ng (Baidu & Coursera), Kai-Fu Lee (Author AI 2041) and Prof Stuart Russell (Berkeley).

Tarv found his passion for AI after completing his degree in Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh and became interested in its applications in business. After a brief stint in Finance, Tarv transitioned to CPGs where he gained his stride and had the opportunity to learn and explore across a multitude of business functions including Sales, Strategy, Finance and Digital – both at a local and global level.

Tarv is an enthusiastic learner and communicator who has recently launched his own AI blog and achieved a distinction from Insead Business School for the leading in a Transforming world program. He is also a recent Winner of Next CIO 100 2022.