Sameer Garde has said to join Wadhwani AI as its Chief Executive. Garde, who quit Cisco India and SAARC last month and has been Dell India’s president in the past too, will be succeeding P Anandan, who had quit earlier this year.
Sameer Garde said, “My experience with Cisco and Nasscom has reinforced my belief that technology, if wielded deliberately as a force for social good, can enable an inclusive and equitable future for all.”
Garde outlined a two-pronged strategy going forward, which focuses on strengthening work as an innovator and continuing the emphasis on deployment and scaling, and also expand its role as a catalyst for systemic transformation, helping large-scale social impact programmes become AI-ready.
Wadhwani AI has grown into a reputed and unique organization developing AI-based solutions for some of the world’s toughest challenges in global health and agriculture, adding its portfolio today spans tuberculosis, Covid, maternal and child health, and cotton farming. It will be interesting to see what else they engage in under Sameer Garde’s leadership.