We have an experienced and distinguished global investment committee helping us make the right decisions for the ARTPARK Innovation Program
CEO ARTPARK, Cofounder & Chairman AIfoundry
Umakant Soni CEO of ARTPARK (AI & Robotics Technology Park) focused on “AI & Robotics for next 6bn users”. He is also Cofounder & Chairman, AI foundry. Before this, Umakant co-founded pi Ventures (India’s only Artificial Intelligence focused $32 m early-stage venture fund) along with Manish Singhal. He was general partner and part of the investment committee at pi that has backed some of the leading AI companies ( Sigtuple, Applying AI to pathology (www.sigtuple.com), Niramai, Applying AI for early breast cancer detection(www.niramai.com), Locus.sh, Ten3T Health (Intelligent heart patch), frontdesk.ai (chatbots for enterprise), Wysa (Chatbots for mental wellness), Switchon(AI for industrial systems) and others.
With an exposure of AI area of almost a decade as an entrepreneur and investor, he is much sought after technology advisor in the area of AI for Government of India, helping create "idea to impact" AI innovation engine for India. He serves as nominated expert on Innovation and commercialisation on GPAI (Global Partnership on AI). He is a noted keynote speaker on developing impact via AI & deep tech innovations in emerging markets.
Chief Investment Officer, ARTPARK, CEO AIfoundry
Subhashis has deep knowledge and experience of investments, having previously worked for close to 15 years in various capacities with major private equity and VC funds, including Standard Chartered Bank Real Estate Private Equity Fund, Tata Housing Development Company, Sequoia Capital, Tishman Speyer Private Equity Fund. He is cofounder and CEO of AIfoundry, which is creating the AI ecosystem for leapfrog solutions for the developing world. Alumnus of IIT Kanpur and IIM Calcutta.
Dr. Bharadwaj Amrutur
Research Head, ARTPARK,
Prof. Bharadwaj Amrutur is research head and Director at ARTPARK. He is presently Chairman, Robert Bosch Center for Cyber Physical Systems. he has led creation of new academic and research program in robotics and autonomous systems at IISc. He also led the creation of a data exchange framework, which has been realised as the India Urban Data eXchange by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. Researching ML driven Robotic Systems. Amrutur’s Current research theme is Large Scale IoT Enabled Systems, Collaborative Robotics. He got his BTech in Computer Science and Engineering, from IIT Bombay in 1990, MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1994 and 1999.
Secretary General and President, Sweden-India Business Council (SIBC)
Robin Sukhia has worked with India in different capacities since 1996. Through a Swedish Venture Capital firm he was one of the pioneers in northern Europe to invest in an IT Firm in Mumbai India. He has held board positions in India and in Sweden and since 2005, he holds the position of Secretary General and President of the Sweden-India Business Council (SIBC). Under Robins leadership Sweden-India Business Council was appointed by the Wallenberg Foundation to be the Secretariat to the India Sweden Business Leaders’ Roundtable (ISBLRT), which lies under the aegis of the Swedish and Indian Prime Ministers. ISBLRT consists of owners, chairmen and CEOs only, of the 30 largest companies in Sweden.
Robin advices companies and government institutions on their India related work.
He sits on the board of Scandinavian ChemoTech (Publ.) and has also been the Global Business Development Advisor at Risk Mitigation firm Vesper Group.
Mr. Sukhia holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the State University of New York.
Digvijay Singh Lamba
Founder & CEO, Lore.io
Digvijay is Founder and CEO of Lore.io, one of the leaders in providing data management as a service for business teams with limited time and technical expertise by leveraging cutting edge AI. In his earlier role as Sr. Director & Distinguished Architect at Walmart Labs, he was responsible for the end to end architecture for Walmart Marketplaces, Merchant Analytics, Assortment, Item Setup, Product Content, Categorization and Attribution, Catalog, Taxonomy, Pricing, Search and Personalization. Before this he was the Chief Architect of Kosmix, where he created part of Kosmix's search platform including scaling the infrastructure to support high query volumes and load. Kosmix saw a successful exit to Walmart. Prolific angel investor in AI space in Silicon valley, Digvijay is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur, where obtained his bachelors in Computer science and engineering.