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 100+ 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

Entrepreneur & astute business leader with technology & product development focus and passion to create successful teams. Specialize in new product launch at extreme speed with a proven track record of meeting or beating Go To Market timeline targets.

Kiran Ramesh

Chief Customer Officer

With over 22 years of experience ranging Software Sales, Engineering Services, Digital Transformation and now Artificial Intelligence, Kiran is passionate about building lasting relationships with clients based on mutual trust, Innovative solutions and business models that enable our global clients to achieve their strategic objectives.

Vikas Srestha

India Head

An IIT/IIM graduate with 19+ years of global IT industry experience in Digital Transformation, Product and Program Management, E-commerce, DevOps, Cloud, Data Analytics, and User Focused Design. Vikas has been serving in leadership and technical positions for many years now and has a strong passion for delivering high-quality software.

Sanjay Mehta

Director – Operations & Finance

Sanjay has 15+ years of rich experience in multiple domains and sectors. He has a broad horizon to look at any problem. He is a keen observer and pays attention to the smallest of details to ensure smooth client delivery. At Blackstraw he is responsible for operations and delivery across locations.

Shashidhar Kidambi

Senior Vice President – Sales

Shashi Kidambi is a Seasoned Sales and Management professional with over 20 years of IT experience. Passionate about People, Technology and Solving Business challenges for customers. Shashi has previously worked in Leadership positions working with fortune 100 customers on many transformational engagements.

Deepak Mishra

Vice President – Sales

Deepak is a technology enthusiast with 15+ years of experience and deep understanding of ​AI, Machine Learning, IoT, Cloud, Mobility, RPA and Blockchain. A customer advocate at heart, Deepak has a strong track record of managing product vision, building product roadmap, mapping stakeholders and customer journey.

Sanjeev Malhotra

Vice President – Technology

Professional with 18+ years of experience in areas including AI, Machine Learning, DevOps, cloud, wireless and mobile. Headed & architected solutions in areas of telephony, wireless, automation frameworks & AI. Initiated and executed adoption of DevOps and cloud (methodologies/practices) for Fortune 50 companies. Involved in partnerships with vendors providing adopted tools/technologies like Pivotal, Cloud Foundry, Sonatype, CloudBees etc…

Atul Bansal

Head – Data Science

Atul is a data scientist & leader at Blackstraw with the responsibility of setting up and managing the company’s Data Science team and ensures the success of AI projects & products for our clients by providing consultancy and advisory. He is an Innovator & Thought leader with an enviable level of global experience and outstanding record of bringing disruptive technology and innovation to market for companies across all industries and sizes.

Sanat Hegde

Director of Product Delivery

With over 11 years of experience building products for consumers and businesses, Sanat’s core skills include innovation consulting, product ownership, solution design, and project expedition. At Blackstraw he leads an incredible team of consultants who go above and beyond for clients every day through flawless delivery.

Raja Rajenderan

Director of Cloud and Security

An astute professional with over 11 years of rich experience in Cloud Infrastructure with Application Management and delivery. Significant experience of working with customers, project managers & technical teams for securing & executing concurrent projects. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with proven capabilities in resolving complex infrastructure management related issues.

Bhargav Maddikera

Head of Engineering

 A Hands on Techno Savvy Engineering Leader with 15+ years of Experience with exposure to Domains like Retail, E-commerce, Supply Chain, Post Transaction Risk, Finance and with significant experience in Core Product Development and Consulting who strives for Technical and Delivery Excellence.  A Sportsman earlier having represented India Once(Seniors/Men) and Tamil Nadu nine times at various levels in Table Tennis.

Gopala Krishnan

Engineering Manager

Father of one who loves programming and enjoys success on every debug. I have around 7 years of experience in creating and managing large scale web products. During this time I have worked on some of the complex projects in the shipping domain. Always love to form my own teams and have led them to deliver multiple projects on time.

Karthik Ravi

Engineering Manager

A professional with 7 years of experience in Backend technologies and having exposure to supply chain, ecommerce and payment gateway services. My strengths include the ability to apply and deliver innovative ideas on client projects along with helping my team achieve their goals by being a leader to them.