THE CAIA STORY

Architecting the future of society

The future is here

Center for Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytics (Center for AIA) is the brainchild of experienced and visionary alumni of IIT Madras and Bombay. Digital leaders 5F World and Systech Solutions have joined hands to create a venture for architecting the future of society, workforce, governments and businesses. 5F World specializes in designing solutions around digital platforms and Systech Solutions has an expertise in architecting Artificial Intelligence and Advance Analytics solutions for Fortune 500 companies.

Pillars of Support

Organisations behind CAIA

5F World

5F World is a leader in digital transformational journeys and has brought together the best minds in industry, academia and technology domains to develop a unique framework to transform stakeholder journeys through innovation and digitalization of businesses and education institutions.

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Systech Solutions

Systech Solutions is a leading Data Strategy, Management & Analytics services provider with deep technology expertise and over 20 years of industry experience. Systech Solutions helps empower clients with innovative, data-driven solutions to reimagine their enterprise and has forged partnerships with industry-leading technology providers to develop a full spectrum of data services.

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Leading With Light

Meet the Foresighted Few

Dr. Ganesh Natarajan

Director

Dr. Ganesh Natarajan, a distinguished alumnus of IIT Bombay and NITIE is Executive Chairman and Founder of 5F World, a platform for Digital Start-ups, Skills and Social Ventures in the country.
Ganesh has two significant corporate success stories to his credit – APTECH, a global training major which he led for ten years to leadership in India, China and thirty other countries and Zensar Technologies, a software success story which he led as its Vice Chairman & CEO till early 2016.
He has been a member of the National and Executive Councils of CII and NASSCOM for many years and has led Innovation and Knowledge Management initiatives nationally.

Arun Gollapudi

Director

Arun Gollapudi, a BTech from IIT Madras and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management. is the Chief Executive Officer of Systech Solutions Inc., a company focused on Data and Analytics. As a co-founder of Systech in 1993, Arun has overseen the growth of the company focusing on how data can be used to read the signal and how analytic insights could drive strategy and operations decisions. Arun has personally worked on strategies for several of Systech’s assignments at clients such as Nissan Motors, Disney, Warnaco, Calvin Klein, Chaps Ralph Lauren, Nestle, Amgen, IBM, Tesla and many more.

Srini Ramaswamy

Director

Srini Ramaswamy, a BTech from IIT Madras is the Chief Architect and co-founder of Systech Solutions. Srini has held various roles in Systech; Chief Operating Officer – a key role he played for the first couple of decades in giving shape to the Systech of today. He then stepped in to the role of CTO & gave shape to the office of technology, before taking on his role as Chief Architect.
As Chief Architect, Srini consults with and guides our strategic customers to enable them to upgrade to current Analytics platform capabilities and set them up to leverage and democratize the significant benefits of Cloud, Big Data and Advanced Analytics.

Bala Varadarajan

Director

Bala Varadarajan, a BTech from IIT Madras is the Chief Operating Officer of Systech Solutions Inc. Over the last 18 years Bala that has been with Systech, he has held various roles in Sales, Marketing, Delivery Management and Operations. Bala set up and established Systech’s Business Intelligence and Analytics practice and operations in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Over the period of 7 years he and his team delivered BI & Analytics solutions and Systech’s presence in several Leading Global Brands in the Silicon Valley.

Ashish Parikh

Director

Ashish Parikh, an MBA from Duke University is the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President at Systech Solutions. Ashish brings over 20 years of diverse and progressive experience in corporate finance and operations. His unique breadth of knowledge includes planning and forecasting strategic visioning, financial engineering and modeling. Ashish spearheads the R&D team responsible for identifying future technologies, trends, and business applications

Uma Ganesh

Director

Dr.Uma Ganesh, a PhD from IIT Bombay is an industry veteran. She has vast experience in education and training related to IT industry needs and has worked in leadership positions with NIIT, Aptech, ZEE Education, HSBC and GTT. She has a regular column in the Financial Express and is considered a thought leader in skills and career development areas. She has co-authored a book entitled 'Knowledge Force', a publication of Tata Mc GrawHill.

Shumita Mahajan

Business Head

Shumita Mahajan, an MA in English and Masters in Journalism from Symbiosis, joins us from Social Venture Partners (SVP) India, the global organization which aims to impact lives of marginalized sections of the society through contribution of entrepreneurs and others. Prior to SVP, she was associated with the media and has worked in various capacities in organizations like Benett and Coleman, Times Internet, Sakal Media etc.

Vaidehi Rege

Chief Career Navigator

Vaidehi Rege, a Psychology graduate from Fergusson College Pune comes with 15 years of experience. Right from being an entrepreneur and heading a start-up and growing it into a renowned hiring firm focused on IT and non IT verticals, she has also lead the largest practice for Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding at Zensar Technologies.