AI-in-a-Box: Demystifying the Future of Businesses
AI-in-a-Box: Demystifying the Future of Businesses


Artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are driving the future of computing and will continue to permeate more applications and services in the future. Many of these application deployments will be implemented in smaller server clusters, perhaps even in a single chassis. Accomplishing such a feat requires revisiting the entire spectrum of AI technologies and heterogeneous computing.

To excel in this transformation journey, NEC has developed SX-Aurora TSUBASA which is a vector processor of the NEC SX architecture family with advanced pipelining. Vector processing paired with middleware optimized for parallel pipelining is lowering the entry barriers for new AI and ML applications, and is set to solve the upcoming challenges that were earlier attainable by cloud providers.

This is leading to NEC’s implementation as the primary compute engine in high performance computing applications, addressing massive amounts of statistical data and complex ML applications. Nevertheless, businesses are in the critical stage of AI adoption, the challenge today is more about crafting a strategy, determining the governance structures and practices needed for “responsible AI,” and accelerating the move from experiments to full-scale AI adoption considering the societal laws and norms. It means architecting and implementing solutions that put people at the centre. By using design-led thinking, organizations examine core ethical questions in context, evaluate the adequacy of policies and programs, and create a set of value-driven requirements governing AI solutions. NEC have successfully implemented and executed Artificial Intelligence(AI) in a box (bundled product) with domain expertise in BFSI, Food Chain , E-Commerce, Retail, Telecom, HPC Applications, etc.with the help of a new AI in a box package which include infrastructure (VE),solution and service.


Ashish is a comprehensive, time-critical, result oriented, ‘all-hands’ expert with over 17+ years of global experience in driving sustainable, scalable business performance and revenue growth. He has played multiple key roles in Solution development & delivery, competency building, manage P&L and Business Development for current key pursuits for BFSI, Retail, Energy & Telecom sector. He has invested humongous time working on layers of Data Engineering, Data Science and Decision Science, where he managed several cutting-edge technologies on AI-IOT & Data Science, Analytical Solution building and data driven architecture for Visualization tools. He is a seasoned analytics professional with work experiences across companies like GE, Deloitte & Touche’ , Hewlett Packard, Adobe Systems, American Express, Mu-Sigma and currently working with NEC Corporation India as Head of Analytics & AI .

With his extensive international experience, wherein living and working in several parts of United States, Europe & APAC - able to quickly adapt to diverse business methodologies, easily work across multicultural boundaries and effectively manage teams of various culture, geography and time zones.

He holds Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Masters in Marketing and Finance, also is a Certified Scrum Master & Project Management Professional, an Org-wide mentor & train the trainer for Project Management Programs in his skill sets.

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