Our Mission Is To...

Fast track AI implementations for our customers by leveraging our E2E Platform and Reusable assets

Who We Are

We are a group of experts that have led several real-world AI implementations. We understand the pain of automatic decision making and still maintaining high level of accuracies. Through our learnings on trickiest of implementations, we at Blackstraw have built a Platform Approach to AI Implementation.

With 700+ years of combined work-experience, the Blackstraw Team comprises of various experts in AI technologies. A fast-moving team that prides itself in quickly identifying different use-cases and fine-tuning our products to suit specific business needs

Atul Arya

Founder & CEO

A technologist at heart, Atul founded Blackstraw with a singular purpose – to simplify AI and new technology implementations to enable true digital transformation for enterprises of all sizes. He is an astute business and technology leader, having led product development initiatives for large enterprises and holds an impressive track record of beating Go-to-Market timeline targets. Adept at new product launches, he also holds a passion for creating successful teams to achieve delivery excellence.

Kiran Kaushik

Chief Customer Officer

With over 25+ years of experience in Software Development, Engineering Services, Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence, Kiran brings a strong consulting perspective to client problems and puts the success of his clients first. He is passionate about building lasting relationships with clients based on mutual trust, innovative solutions and value based business models that enable our clients to achieve their business goals.

Saahil Udyavar

SVP Products and Solutions

Saahil Udyavar is a seasoned product and digital transformation leader, having led multiple enterprise wide technology driven business programs and global product portfolios over the last decade. With deep understanding of new technologies, ability to deconstruct client needs and by building strong cross functional business-technology delivery teams, Saahil is able to create true value for his client’s businesses and build lasting relationships with them.

Sanjay Mehta

Global Operations Leader

Sanjay leads global business operations and brings over 15+ years of experience of running ops in multiple domains, both in public and private sectors. He has a passion for solving problems and has the innate ability to solve them at pace. An advocate for attention to detail, he has a penchant for ensuring that all best practices are followed across functions at Blackstraw – delivery, ops, finance, legal and HR and takes a strategic approach to problems.

Atul Bansal

Head – Data Science

Atul is the Principal data scientist and leads the Data Science vertical at Blackstraw. He brings over 15+ years of experience in enterprise grade implementations involving but not limited to- computer vision, NLP, predictive analytics and intelligent automation. Atul is an innovator at heart and gravitates to solving problems through new disruptive technologies. He has an outstanding record of leading multiple large-scale transformational programs, across industries and sizes.

Raja Rajenderan

VP, Technology

Raja leads Blackstraw’s Cloud, DevOps and MLOps practice and brings a strong consulting approach to transformational projects. A seasoned design thinker himself, Raja has successfully built teams that support our clients with their transformational roadmaps, especially on architecting and implementing AI & ML solutions on both public and private clouds. Raja holds a Master’s in Business Analytics & Business Intelligence from the Great Lakes Institute of Management along with other industry certifications.

Gopala Krishnan

Engineering Leader

Gopala is a key leader in the core engineering practice at Blackstraw, with 10+ years of experience developing applications for large enterprises. His technical prowess and his solutioning abilities has been lauded by his client stakeholders, enabling him to deliver the fastest business impact in complex client ecosystems. He has a passion for creating strong delivery teams to achieve client objectives.

Karthik Ravi

Engineering Leader

Karthik Ravi is a key engineering leader at Blackstraw and leads high-performing teams to deliver critical client applications/ solutions, on several digital transformation engagements. Karthik is also our in-house Python champion, while he also possesses a breadth of expertise in multiple technologies ranging from data engineering to cloud technology.