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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).

Meet Our Team

Executive Members

Tilak Kasturi

CEO and Founder

Tilak is a senior technology executive experienced in building and scaling teams and businesses in the areas of enterprise applied AI and enterprise software. He began his career coding large-scale distributed systems for media and entertainment, progressed to engineering, architecture and venture roles in Silicon Valley, and has taken multiple product platform startups to scale.

Prior to founding Predii, Tilak was co-founder and CTO of Radion Inc. a radiation oncology big data-based software company that manages complex cancer treatments. He was an executive at iLoopMobile, where he led product management and strategic sales activities that were instrumental in closing deals with large enterprises. Tilak has also held positions as a Venture Technologist for a $100M corporate venture fund and Chief Architect for Time Warner.

Tilak has a Bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Warangal University (1988), a MS in Computer Science from Florida Institute of Technology (1990), and an MBA from University of Central Florida (1997).

Aniket Dalal

Chief Technology Officer

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

Director of Engineering

Hieu Ho is the director of engineering here at Predii. Hieu has worked in the software solutions field for over 20 years. Besides his experience with some of the most iconic companies in Silicon Valley history, Hieu is distinguished by his passion for creating quality software and his commitment for meeting and exceeding client needs. Having worked in high availability, large scale enterprise solutions, Hieu brings innovative ways to establish serious scale to machine learning and Predii platform. He is an expert in Java, full stack web application development, web services, big data platforms, and continues to “tinker” in new technology.  

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 volunteering, and gains much fulfillment by counseling teens as a youth leader.

Raonak Ahmad

Chief Revenue Officer

Raonak leads planning, oversight and execution of revenue management for Predii. Raonak is a digital strategist with a specialty in identifying product and market opportunities aligned with wider corporate strategy. Raonak specializes in developing digital acquisition or operational models with outcomes-based measurement. Raonak’s experience includes executive and operator positions in the global/corporate space, board advisory roles, and corporate investments.

Prior to Predii, Raonak spent 14 years at Assurant, a global insurance company, where he was VP of Digital Strategy with global responsibility over the development, planning and execution of our digital strategy. Charged with the hunt for digital distribution opportunities at scale through partnerships, joint ventures, concept commercialization, new market entry strategies, special projects, and M&A. He is a graduate of Georgia Tech.

Advisory Board

Babak Hodjat

Vice President of Evolutionary AI, Cognizant

Babak Hodjat is the Vice President of Evolutionary AI at Cognizant. Prior to Cognizant, he was 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

Managing Partner, Identity Praxis

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

Co-Founder/CEO, Sentropy Technologies

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.

Mallik Tatipamula

CTO, Ericsson (Silicon Valley)
Senior technology executive experienced in building, scaling teams and businesses in the areas of mobile/wireless, telecom, networking & cloud technologies. Broad experience in enterprise, data center, and telecom/service provider/carrier segments. Unique combination of proven experience in cross functional general management, defining vision, strategy and driving thought leadership in the industry as a CTO. Strong strategic vision, technical/architectural knowledge/transformation, business planning, operational execution, portfolio, P&L management and effective collaboration skills. 

Technology evangelist focusing on Architectural transformation and cross-technology intersection of 5G, IOT, Cloud, Data Analytics, AI/Machine Learning and SDN/NFV technologies. Author of 100+ publications, patents and 2 books

Specialties: Networking, 5G, SDN/NFV, Openstack, Openflow, Data Center, Virtualization, Cloud Computing, IOT, Application Delivery, Data Analytics, AI/ML, Load Balancing & Security

Keynote speaker at industry leading conferences on subjects related to 5G, Virtualization, SDN/NFV, Cloud and IOT. 


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