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iMerit ropes in ex-Qualcomm exec to head tech and product innovation

iMerit ropes in ex-Qualcomm exec to head tech and product innovation
14 Sep, 2022
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iMerit, an artificial intelligence (AI) data solutions company, has announced the appointment of Rajsekhar Aikat as its new Chief Technology and Product Officer. Previously, Aikat was associated with Qualcomm, where he worked as senior director of product management.

In his new role, Aikat will lead the technology innovation, strategy and product roadmap of the company. 

Radha Basu, Founder and CEO of iMerit, said, “Aikat’s stronghold in areas such as machine learning, artificial intelligence and robotics will be highly valuable as iMerit develops proprietary technologies and solutions to meet the AI development and deployment needs of our customers.”

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The company, which has a data-centric approach to advancing AI, offers end-to-end data labelling services to Fortune 500 companies in industries including agricultural AI, autonomous vehicles, commerce, geospatial, government, financial services, medical AI and technology. Basu said that with Aikat’s expertise now, the company will “continue to build long-term strategic relationships with the leading global players in the space.”

Highlighting iMerit’s areas of specialisation, DD Ganguly, President of iMerit said that “solving complex edge cases in data requires a combination of technology, talent and techniques to not only generate high-quality data, but also do it at enterprise scale”, and also believes Aikat will “play a key role in taking our existing technologies and platforms to the next level”.  

Before Qualcomm, Aikat was the Director of Product at Brain Corporation, where he was responsible for scaling BrainOSTM, an autonomous mobile robot platform & ecosystem, as well as overseeing the development and commercialization of commercial cleaning and delivery robots globally. 

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