A leadership team with over 30 years of collective AI experience
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Leadership Team - Rajeev Dutt CEO of AI Dynamics
Rajeev Dutt

CEO & President

Rajeev is a 20 year veteran of the high-tech industry, with prominent roles at household names like Hewlett Packard, Compaq, Microsoft, Intel and the BBC. He pioneered work at the BBC leading to the first US version of the BBC America’s Shop; at HP in problem detection and self healing; and at Microsoft and Intel in Windows specific technologies and automated hardware validation workflows later used by both Android and Windows. At the age of 26, Rajeev launched his first startup called NeoProxima PLC in London UK that was focused on building, hosting and delivering adaptive multimedia solutions for enterprises and education. Rajeev has expertise in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, OS kernel design, media systems and hardware. He holds a degree in theoretical physics from Trinity College at The University of Toronto.
Nobutaka Ishikawa

Representative Director of AI Dynamics Japan 

Nobu comes with an extensive background in engineering and finance and was the head of enterprise services and digital services at Siemens Healthcare in Japan. He has an MBA from Wharton in Finance and a master’s in electrical engineering from Tokyo University. He started his career as an engineer with NTT Docomo. He worked as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company and as a director with the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, a private equity fund, and led the turnaround of one of their portfolio companies within three years to a successful exit.
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Joel Onodera

CFO

Mr. Onodera brings a broad experience to AI Dynamics, having spent over 30 years in financial and operational roles, for both startups as well as large public companies. For the past 15 years have been working in finance for technology startups based in the San Francisco Bay Area, with an emphasis on strategic financial planning. Prior to that, Mr. Onodera held a number of management positions with both Apple and Nike, based in both the US as well as Tokyo, Japan.  Mr. Onodera holds a BA (Magna Cum Laude) in Economics from the University of Washington, and an MBA in Finance from UC Berkeley.
Ryan Monsurate

CTO

Ryan brings a diverse wealth of experience in technology companies, having served as a CTO and CPO for a number of start-up companies. He has been employed in engineering roles at large companies like Broadcom, Bell Labs, CreoScitex and Kodak where he worked on communications software and manufacturing systems, as well as local high tech start-ups like Sanctuary, SatisfAI & 1QBit which are developing technologies in the fields of robotics, artificial intelligence, VR/AR, machine learning and quantum computing. Ryan has also consulted for start-ups in the fields of electric mobility, solar energy, and blockchain technology. Ryan has a Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Electronics Engineering from Simon Fraser University and an MBA with a specialization in entrepreneurship and finance from the Sauder School of Business, at the University of British Columbia.
Leadership Team - Ryan Monsurate CTO for AI Dynamics
Leadership Team - Rajeev Dutt CEO of AI Dynamics
Rajeev Dutt

CEO & President

Rajeev is a 20 year veteran of the high-tech industry, with prominent roles at household names like Hewlett Packard, Compaq, Microsoft, Intel and the BBC. He pioneered work at the BBC leading to the first US version of the BBC America’s Shop; at HP in problem detection and self healing; and at Microsoft and Intel in Windows specific technologies and automated hardware validation workflows later used by both Android and Windows. At the age of 26, Rajeev launched his first startup called NeoProxima PLC in London UK that was focused on building, hosting and delivering adaptive multimedia solutions for enterprises and education. Rajeev has expertise in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, OS kernel design, media systems and hardware. He holds a degree in theoretical physics from Trinity College at The University of Toronto.
Bob Genise

Founding Investor/Board Member

35+ years operating experience, Executive Management, Investor, formerly CEO of DAE Capital, CEO of Boullioun Aviation Services, SVP of the Chemical Business Credit Corporation at the Chemical Bank including serving as Managing Director for the bank’s Special Finance Group in London. Board member of Frontier Airlines, PATS Aerospace and Aergen Aviation Finance Ltd. Member Board of Trustees Museum of Flight in Seattle and Advisory Board member of the Albers School of Business at Seattle University.
Leadership Team - Bob Genise Board Member for AI Dynamics
Leadership Team - Kent Johnson Board Member for AI Dynamics
kent johnson

Founding Investor/Board Member

35+ years operating experience as CEO, CFO, Investor, Managing Director-investment banking and VC firms and former CPA with Arthur Andersen. Past direct involvement in over 50 startup companies, including F5 Networks (FFIV). Currently Managing Director of Aebig & Johnson Business Resolutions, LLC, and Adjunct Professor Seattle University. Former Trustee Seattle University, Endowed the SU Lawrence K. Johnson Chair of Entrepreneurship , Currently Board Chair and/or Director of Halosource (HALO.L), Vera Whole Health, Ro Health, and Global Energy Partners.
tom sato

Board Member

Mr. Sato is a serial entrepreneur, started his career as the original Window product manager for Japan for Microsoft Corp. where he was responsible for licensing and launching Window 1.03 to 3.0 to over 20 Japanese PC companies, then went on to start his e-commerce startup in Silicon Valley and Japan. He founded Tokyo IPO, Japanese IPO portal and Innovation Finders Capital GP LLC (WA) where is worked closely with State of Washington to develop Japan-Washington innovation ecosystem. He is currently principal owner of Tom Sato Business Development where he helps various governments on bilateral trade and innovation matters.
Leadership Team - Tom Sato board member for AI Dynamics
Leadership Team - Naoki Shimada Board Member
Naoki Shimada

Board Member

Naoki Shimada is a graduate of Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo, Japan) and MIT Sloan. He founded P&E Directions in 2001 after having worked for companies such as Apple Computers, Boston Consulting Group, and ICG Japan. P&E provides strategy planning and execution services using the company’s client/P&E collaborative model, partnering with clients in order to grow their business and achieve mid and long-term goals. He has conducted over 1,000 consulting projects with over 200 clients ranging from large enterprises to unlisted/individually owned SMBs across industries ranging from high-tech manufacturing, system integration, financial institutions/investment, wholesale/retail/restaurants in distribution, service, and entertainment.
Leadership Team - Dr. Semmoto Board Advisor for AI Dynamics
Dr. Sachio Semmoto

Advisor


Dr. Semmoto is a successful entrepreneur in the telecommunication industry, with more than 30 years in senior management positions with leading Japanese telecommunication companies. His career began when he joined Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation (NTT, Japan) in 1966, staying until 1983. After favorably campaigning for a deregulated telecom industry in Japan, he co-founded the first private telecom startup, DDI, now KDDI Corporation in 1984, whose market cap is approximately $85 billion. After its IPO, he left the company to become a Professor of Entrepreneurship at Keio University, Tokyo, Japan in 1996 as well as a Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, and a Research Fellow at Stanford University. In 1999, Dr. Semmoto founded and served as CEO of eAccess, Ltd. an Internet access startup that commercialized Japan’s DSL market and went on to capture the second-largest global market share. Following the IPO of eAccess in 2004, he founded and became CEO of EMOBILE, which became Japan’s fourth-largest mobile network operator. EMOBILE and eAccess were sold to SoftBank in 2013. Today he serves as Executive Chairman of RENOVA, Inc., a leading renewable energy power company (Japan). In the past, he served several international outside board members of world-class companies, including NetApp, a leading storage company in Silicon Valley (US), and Reuters Shareholding Company, a world first-class communication company (UK).
Anand Chandrasekher

Advisor

Chandrasekher is a seasoned global, technology, and management executive with a track record for delivering innovation. He is an expert on China. And, is recognized as a visionary with the ability to create and exploit disruptions in the marketplace. During his 24 year tenure at Intel Corporation, Chandrasekher held a variety of roles including head of Intel’s mobile business, server and workstation business, global sales organization; and, global marketing. Most recently, he was President of Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies, Inc. and Vice Chairman of Huaxintong Semiconductor, Inc. (China). He is known for his pioneering efforts on the Intel Centrino™ and Atom™ platforms which helped usher in the modern era of mobility; and, for his work on Intel Xeon™ and Qualcomm’s Centriq™ARM servers. Chandrasekher presently serves on the board of Avalanche Technology Inc.; and, is a strategic advisor to UPmem, S.A. (processor-in-memory company), Tortuga Logic (hardware-based trusted computing company), and, AI Dynamics Inc.™ (machine learning automation company). Chandrasekher received his Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Cornell University, his Master’s in Operations Research from Cornell University; and, his MBA from Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management. Chandrasekher is a board member of Cornell’s College of Computing & Information Sciences; a member of Cornell’s Trustee Council; and, a charter member at The Indus Entrepreneurs. Chandrasekher was CRN’s “Innovator of the year” in 2004 for the Intel Centrino™ platform; and, was one of the “Top 25 CMO’s” in 2014 by Forbes. He is cited in Steve Hamm’s book “The race for perfect”; and, in Judy Estrin’s book “Closing the innovation gap”. Chandrasekher has also been a visiting lecturer at the Berkeley Haas School of Business.
Leadership Team - Anand Chandrasekher Board Advisor for AI Dynamics
Leadership Team - Jun Ueki board advisor for AI Dynamics
Jun Ueki

Advisor

Jun Ueki is a member of the Independent Advisory Board of Malidan Capital Group and Frontier Performance Fund I LLC (the “Fund”) where he contributes his expertise in the areas of international corporate due-diligence, international finance and trade, and investments and analysis of international opportunities introduced to the Fund. He is also the Managing Partner and President of “Keiretsu Forum Japan.” Keiretsu Forum is a global investment community of accredited private investors. Mr. Ueki is an independent international private investor in Japan, Hong Kong, and the United States. He brings over 28 years of international investment expertise and entrepreneurial experience.
Nirav Desai

Advisor

Nirav S. Desai is an entrepreneur, investor, and strategist who integrates technologies to enable the next wave of computing. Over the course of his career, Mr. Desai has consulted with clients in the technology, health, manufacturing/logistics, and government sectors – establishing a technology scouting business for corporate innovation labs and helping a major consulting firm build a 100+ person immersive technology (virtual reality, augmented reality, etc.) practice. He brings this experience to Moonbeam, a startup focused on rapid prototyping of solutions that address barriers to spatial computing and artificial intelligence technology adoption, as Co-Founder and CEO. Additionally, he advises startups and consults with corporate clients working with innovation labs, government research centers, universities, and incubators and accelerators, to identify and embrace edge technologies. He keeps on the cutting edge of enterprise technology through contributions to civil society. He is the Seattle Chapter President for the Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Association, a global member community of virtual reality and augmented reality professionals and enterprises with chapters in major cities across the globe. He mentors startups through TechStars Seattle, the TechStars/Amazon Alexa startup accelerators, and the University of Washington’s CoMotion Labs. He serves as an Innovation Co-Chair for the Pacific Northwest Economic Region with a focus on helping states, provinces, and municipalities embrace disruption and position for the future economy. Mr. Desai maintains a connection with academia serving the University of Washington as an Affiliate Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and as a Civic Council member for the Jackson School of International Studies. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Mathematics and Philosophy.
Leadership Team - Nirav Desai, Board Advisor
Leadership Team - Richard Lane Board Advisor for AI Dynamics
Richard Lane

Advisor

35+ years of operating experience, Executive Management, Investor, Board Member, and Consultancy. Retired President of ABD Northwest. Served in a variety of Managing Director roles in insurance brokerages including financial reinsurance/offshore captive consultancy and risk management strategic advisory functions. Currently, President of River Road VNC, LLC, a vehicle for Board of Directors roles and consulting activities. Lead Director for ABD Insurance and Financial Services, Inc., a Bay Area-based insurance brokerage and consulting firm with client concentrations in Silicon Valley. Chair, Trustee for KAVI Health Trust, an employee benefits purchasing group doing business in Washington, Oregon, and California. Philanthropic activities include prior fundraising roles with United Way, PATH, a global health organization, Corporate Council for the Arts, American Ultima Thule Everest Expedition, and Junior Achievement. Established and lead funding for a leadership endowment at Lakeside School.
Wolfgang Reichmann

Advisor

Mr. Reichmann has over 25 years of enterprise security experience in global organizations and owns internationally recognized certifications, including CISSP, CRISC, and CISM. From 2013 he acted as the Global Director of Information Security for Siemens at Atos, the strategic outsourcing partner for Siemens, responsible for Information Security and Audit and Compliance. His responsibilities covered services, infrastructure, and information security aspects in over 60 countries. In 2020 he joined Rheinmetall AG, an international leading technology company, as Senior Vice President. In his role, he is responsible for IT-Security and Information Security of the Rheinmetall Group.
Leadership Team - Wolfgang_Reichmann board advisor for AI Dynamics
Chad Highfill
Chad Highfill

Advisor

Dr. Chad A. Highfill is an entrepreneur, investor, and scientist whose current work and expertise focus on integrating big OMICs datasets to find new therapeutic targets. Dr. Highfill started his career with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company serving as a System’s Biologist and currently serves in multiple advisor roles as a leading biotechnology expert. The most notable advisor role outside of AI Dynamics is advising Ronawk LLC on various big data analytic tools available for various OMIC datasets. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology and from Missouri State University with a MS and BS in Biology.

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