Sanjaya Sharma graduated from IIM, Ahmedabad in 1980 and spent 35 years as an officer of the Tata Administrative Service.
He began in Sales & Marketing with Indian Hotels (The Taj Group) and moved onto multiple assignments in the Computer Consultancy Division of Tata Burroughs (later Tata Unisys). Sanjaya was the Founder-CEO of Tata Interactive Systems from 1990 to 2015 and the Founder-CEO of Tata ClassEdge from 2010 to 2014. In 2016, Sanjaya founded an AI startup Recommender Labs, focusing upon recommendation, prediction and NLP solutions employing machine learning algorithms. KPMG took over Recommender Labs in 2019 and Sanjaya is now Senior Advisor to KPMG, focused upon bringing machine learning solutions to KPMG clients.