Karthik Sankaran holds the position of Senior Director of Commercial IT for PepsiCo Foods North America (PFNA), which encompasses Frito-Lay North America, Quaker Foods North America, and PepsiCo Foods Canada. In this capacity, Karthik is responsible for leading all aspects of the IT organization, including the development of frontline sales/Go-To-Market (GTM) mobile applications, workforce management, CRM, B2B/B2C commerce application platforms, and advanced AI/analytics solutions.

Prior to joining PepsiCo, Karthik served as the Director of digital transformation and eCommerce at AT&T, where he played a critical role in setting the strategic direction, technology modernization, and execution of sophisticated web and commerce solutions.
With more than six patents to his credit, Karthik is a recognized innovator and expert in the field of internet technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical & Electronics Engineering degree and an MBA degree.