"All manufacturing leaders understand the value of AI. The companies that can scale quickly will have a competitive advantage with higher efficiency."

Rajiv Anand, CEO -

About places the power of AI directly in the hands of plant subject matter experts (SMEs) with their complete Smart Industry platform for process manufacturing industries implementing digital transformation with AI and IIoT. They help manufacturers to extract more value from legacy infrastructure and build Industry 4.0 factories, and they enable plant SMEs to create and deploy AI applications to significantly increase productivity and operational performance without requiring a formal background in programming or data science. was founded by a veteran team of process manufacturing and reliability experts, in conjunction with data scientists to make AI deployment easy, to integrate seamlessly with OT systems, and to provide distributed learning at the Edge, Fog and in the cloud. The Quartic Platform™ was built from the ground up with the Industrial Internet Consortium Reference Architecture (IIRA) and RAMI4.0 guidelines and for ICS cybersecurity compliance as per IEC62443.

The Quartic Platform won the 2019 Pharma Innovation Award for Pharma 4.0 and is being used for process optimization, predictive maintenance and energy optimization applications by Fortune 100 and 500 companies in pharmaceutical, mining and metals, and other industries. They were also recognized in the Microsoft Great Canadian Innovators 2018 Yearbook. Key investors of include technology veterans at WRVI who have built successful technology companies and understand the transformational impact of Industry 4.0 platforms on manufacturing.

Leadership Team

Rajiv Anand,

CEO & Co-founder

Rajiv brings 30 years of industrial automation experience implementing process control and asset health solutions using Emerson Process Automation platforms for power, mining, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Rajiv held key engineering, management and leadership positions with Emerson and their impact partners.

Prior to starting, Rajiv spent a year researching Industrial AI and Machine Learning and advising technology companies and customers on digital manufacturing strategies. Rajiv served as a consultant on industrial IoT applications for, a Silicon Valley open source machine learning company.

Pranav Prakash,

Co-founder, VP of Engineering

Pranav is an engineering leader and entrepreneur with more than a decade experience in delivering high quality products. With a particular interest in user experience and design, he is passionate about building products that add value to life. He was among the early SlideShare team, that was acquired by LinkedIn, where he built various content & messaging engines. Pranav was the co-founder and VP of Engineering at He is a speaker at summits on AI, Big Data, Distributed Computing and has co-authored a book on Google AppEngine. Pranav holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from BV University, Pune.

Xiaozhou Wang,

Co Founder, Chief Data Scientist

Xiaozhou Wang leads Data Science development at Prior to, he has worked as Data Scientist and Machine Learning practitioner in areas like Recommender Systems, Time Series Forcasting, Revenue Optimization and more. Also known as “Little Boat” on Kaggle, the Data Science and Machine Learning Community, Xiaozhou is a Competition Grandmaster, ranked as high as no. 4 globally. He holds a MSc in Statistics from the University of Alberta.

Vinodh Rodrigues,

VP, Customer Success

As a former Consultant and Data Analyst in manufacturing processes, Vinodh is leading the implementation of AI solutions towards the goals of Industry 4.0. He has dedicated the past years to learning, experimenting with, and deploying machine learning and AI-based PoCs, pilots, and solutions.

Akshaya Aron,

Co-founder, Chief Product Officer

Aron is an entrepreneur & technologist with over 15 years of experience in Enterprise Software, Artificial Intelligence & Design Thinking. One exit, multiple failures. He started his career with SAP Labs and has a B.Tech from Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal.


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