New About Sanjay Puri

screen-shot-2016-10-04-at-11-38-12-pmSanjay is a thought leader on U.S.-India relations, an active entrepreneur and mentor.

He heads the non-partisan United States India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) and Alliance for U.S.-India Business (AUSIB).  Both organizations motivate productive relations and beneficial outcomes for the two nations.

Sanjay has also spent much of his career as an entrepreneur across multiple business sectors. His entrepreneurship began with a grant from National Institute of Health where he led a team that encompassed artificial intelligence techniques to diagnose patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Recognized for the successful results, the state of Virginia awarded him another grant to re-train technology workers who lost their jobs due to newer technologies being deployed. Clients for this venture included the Library of Congress, Federal Reserve Bank, U.S. Mint and the National Labor Relations Board.

With these experiences, Sanjay then envisioned how large organizations that weren’t familiar with technology could leverage comprehensive IT services through an outsource model. This solution would be cost effective and enable management to remain fully focused on their core competencies. In response to what he perceived as a ‘demand’ opportunity, Optimos was created and the market responded well. As Optimos grew quickly it established Sanjay as a thought leader within the IT community. The company was sold in 2014 at a point when Sanjay’s focus turned to a new technology-driven sector known as ‘connected transport’.

Connected transport develops  technologies and products that enable a mix of safety, utility and efficiency for next generation personal/commercial travel. He founded AUTONEBULA as an accelerator for top-level connected transport entrepreneurs in the U.S. and India. He is also Chairman of Kaloupi, a firm specializing in back office outsourced services and Wellisen, a nNutraceutical company.

Sanjay holds an M.B.A. in Finance & Investments from George Washington University. His awards include Entrepreneur of the Year from the Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council and the Accenture Small Contractor – Executive of the Year award. Sanjay’s public speaking engagements  cover events such as the Wharton India Forum and media interviews on PBS, NPR, BBC and Bloomberg. He’s been quoted in The Washington Times, The New York Times and other global publications.