SATHVIK RAO

Managing Director
Artificial Intelligence International Institute

Sathvik is an accomplished Digital Solutions Expert, with over 16 years of extensive experience in large-scale IT transformation involving Internet Of Things(IoT), Industrial AI, core system refresh, architecture modernization, and business intelligence. He is currently leading UST Global’s Digital Architecture Practice in APAC. He specializes in identifying and deriving significant business outcomes that could be achieved by the integration of Digital Solutions with the customer’s business processes and then guiding them through the value realization journey. Prior to joining UST Sathvik was Solution Strategist and Director at Hitachi’s IoT & Analytics Unified Offering Management organization.

He has completed 25+ IoT & AI enabled Digitalization engagements with large organizations across different Industry verticals. Engagements include Smart Cities and Estates, Connected Transportation and Logistics, Connected Mine, Smart Manufacturing, and Smart Water.

He brings a right blend of hands-on experience, thought leadership, and strategic thinking to provide a pragmatic approach towards driving Digital Transformation within traditional Industries through Technology-Business Integration. He has been a trusted advisor to clients starting from shaping strategy to implementation to operationalization of Digital Solutions at the intersection of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT).

Having worked across Product Development & Engineering, Product Management(Deep-tech XaaS), Technology Strategy, System Integration, and Consulting, he has acquired significant in-depth experience in communication protocols, IoT edge devices, sensors, OT data acquisition & management, analytics, AI, and cloud-based PaaS solutions.

He is a firm believer and practitioner of Agile, Lean Startup, and Design Thinking principles and methodologies; he applies these to understand the customer’s problems swiftly and get to the root cause, then comes up with unique, economically viable technical solutions.

Sathvik serves on the Leadership Council of the Singapore Industrial Automation Association. He had co-founded an IoT Startup in Water & Environmental Management. He has also worked in Accenture Digital, Singtel’s IoT Business, TriTech, and Siemens.

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