Predii is an AI software company based in Palo Alto, CA. Predii’s AI platform is a purpose-built machine learning platform enabling predictive repair and maintenance for complex equipment, designed specifically to learn from service data (service orders, IOT data, technical manuals). Predii significantly reduces the time needed for repairs — and also reduces the need for repair by enhancing maintenance. The benefits they deliver include increased uptime, reliability, safety, and productivity for large enterprises.
Predii is currently processing billions of repair transactions for customers and deployed Predii powered products commercially in North America and Europe. Predii is working with OEMs in transportation, original equipment manufacturing, and several industrial verticals. In each case, the efficiency gain for the organization can be transformational, particularly when scaled across servicing & engineering organizations and end-user technician facing products. Predii provides an ever-increasing value to the customer as the data resources are refined and built on over time.
Predii has been recognized by Gartner, ABI Research, and the Industrial IoT Solutions World Congress for our focus in Applied AI in repair and maintenance. For an in-depth technical exploration of our process, download our whitepaper here.
Predii’s platform rapidly develops expertise in new industrial domains by ingesting diverse IOT and repair & maintenance service data sets with minimal supervision. It then ‘democratizes’ that expertise across entire organizations — making it available to everyone — augmenting new hires and old hands with data-driven intelligence in the field. The effect of this is a drastically accelerated diagnostic and repair process, by enabling analytics queries to be performed on the fly, at scale, and in a technician-friendly interface.
Predii’s advantage is the ability to connect three disparate sources of data into accurate and actionable insights. These are IOT/machine generated inputs (sensors, connected fleets, trouble codes, etc), human generated expertise (service records, heuristics), and OEM generated manuals. By ingesting these historical and real-time sources, Predii understands the exact condition of a piece of equipment, and provides a breakdown of the parts and labor operations required to optimize, maintain, or repair it (when necessary).
Tilak Kasturi is Predii’s founder and CEO. Tilak stands at the forefront of one of the fastest moving trends in the automotive and industrial sectors, predictive big data. Tilak is an innovator, entrepreneur and an engineer with over 20 years of enterprise software, enterprise big data and applied artificial intelligence experience.
Prior to founding
Tilak holds several degrees including a BS in Electrical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, (India), an MS in Computer Science from the Florida Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the University of Central Florida.Tilak is passionate about supporting non-profits; his feeling is that it is a vitally important social responsibility. Tilak also loves, cricket and world travel; a personal goal of his is to visit all of the wonders of the world.
Aniket Dalal is the head of Predii, India, our chief architect and a sitting board member for Predii, India. Aniket has over 12 years’ experience working to create scalable next generation artificial intelligence applications and is an expert in the areas of: natural language processing, statistical machine learning, big data systems, ontology-based semantic analysis and distributed computing. Aniket loves solving the toughest problems by applying artificial intelligence and coming up with simple, elegant solutions. Aniket was the founder of Semantic Labs, India and in recent years has worked as a machine learning consultant for tech-forward companies across the globe.
Aniket holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Goa University. Aniket is a published author of several research papers in international journals and conferences.
Aniket is married and a father of one. He is food enthusiast who loves to explore world cuisine. During his free time Aniket enjoys showing his German Shepherds at dog shows.
Hieu Ho is the director of engineering here at
Hieu’s educational degrees include a Master of Science Degree in Software Engineering from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, also from Santa Clara University.Although Hieu’s greatest joy is being a husband and father, he also enjoys camping and
Babak Hodjat is chief scientist and co-founder of Sentient Technologies, responsible for the core technology behind the world’s largest distributed evolutionary system. Babak is an entrepreneur having started a number of Silicon Valley companies as main inventor and technologist. He was senior director of engineering at Sybase iAnywhere, where he led Mobile Solutions Engineering including the AvantGo Platform, and the mBusiness Anywhere and Answers Anywhere product suites. Previously, Babak was the co-founder, CTO and board member of Dejima Inc, acquired by Sybase in April 2004. Babak is the primary inventor of Dejima's patented agent-oriented technology applied to intelligent interfaces for mobile and enterprise computing – the technology behind Apple’s Siri. Dejima was one of only four private firms enrolled in the DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)-funded Cognitive Assistant that Learns and Observes (CALO) Project, managed by SRI International and one of the largest AI projects ever funded. Babak served as the acting CEO of Dejima for 9 months from October 2000. In his past experience, he led several large computer networking and machine learning projects at Neda, Inc.
Babak received his PhD in Machine Intelligence from Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. Babak is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the AI XPRIZE, as well as several other companies including Affectiva, and Predii.
Michael Becker is a co-founder and managing partner for mCordis, a mobile and connected marketing strategic advisory and marketing educational services provider. Michael is also the co-founder and managing partner for The Connected Marketer Institute, a leading marketing community helping the industry serve connected individuals at scale. Michael and the team at mCordis advise brand marketers on how to embrace mobile and connected marketing, advise AdTech & MarTech vendors on servicing brands through the mCordis Three-Tier Educational Marketing Framework, and prepare individual marketing professionals to be of service to connected individuals at scale.
Michael is a strategic advisor to Assurant Solutions, Predii, Phoji, FunMobility, and Privowny. He is on the board and president of the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium and a trustee for Marketing EDGE. He is the co-author of Mobile Marketing for Dummies and a number of other books and articles. He is on the faculty of marketing of the Association of National Advertisers, Direct Marketing Association, the Path-to-Purchase Institute, and National University. Michael previously worked with the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) as both a board member and managing director, and he was the co-founder of iLoop Mobile, a leading messaging solutions provider. Michael was awarded the 2014 Marketing EDGE Edward Mayer Education Leadership Award for his commitment to marketing education.
John Redgrave is currently an angel investor, start-up advisor and CEO of a stealth start-up. John has over 15 years of experience in enterprise technology, start-ups and management consulting. He was previously COO of Lattice Data (acquired by AAPL), a machine learning startup focused on rapid knowledge base construction to fuel the next generation of AI applications. During his time at Lattice, John led the acquisition process, investor relations, business development and operations. Prior to Lattice, he served as Head of Strategy and Operations at Palantir Technologies where he helped the company grow from a 200-person company valued in the millions to a 2000-person company valued at $20B. During his time at Palantir, he built the company's healthcare vertical, led multiple commercial customer engagements, ran worldwide operations, and built the strategy capability for the company to identify greenfield opportunities and solve scaling challenges for Palantir and its customers.
John obtained his MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business and his AB in Economics with honors from Brown University.