With over 22 years of start-up and large-company experience in the high-tech industry, Girish is the CEO of Muck.AI, helping start-ups and enterprises realize the benefits of AI/ML, Cloud, Security and Networking. Girish served as the VP of Business Development & Strategy at Passage AI (www.passage.ai), a Silicon Valley startup developing conversational chatbot solutions using deep learning, natural language processing and artificial intelligence. He worked with Juniper Networks, Reliance Jio, Entropic Communications, ARRIS Group and SBC Labs, helping bring security, cloud, broadband and wireless communications solutions to market. Girish serves as an advisor and mentor to a number of start-ups.
Girish is deeply involved as a volunteer in the non-profit and social impact sectors - he currently serves as the CEO and board member of IIT Madras Foundation (www.iitmfoundation.org) which is raising a $100M endowment fund. Previously he served as the Board President of CALICO Center (www.calcicocenter.org), which provides a justice and healing to child abuse victims and on the board of Sankara Eye Foundation, USA (www.giftofvision.org), which is dedicated to eradicating curable blindness. He also served as an executive committee member of the Wharton Non-Profit Board Leadership Program.
Girish received an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, where he was the recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Award. He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering from Boston University and a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.