At Xtend.AI we are are a passionate team of entrepreneurs, AI Experts and healthcare professionals with the mission to use technology and AI to solve global healthcare challenges. Our first project is an automated solution using AI for early detection of Diabetic Retinopathy to prevent vision loss for millions globally.
Founders and Team:
Arun Shroff – Founder & CEO:
Arun Shroff is a serial tech entrepreneur who has founded and grown multiple technology companies in USA and India. Arun founded Xtend.AI with the vision to use AI to extend human capabilities so we can solve grand challenges. Arun is also co-founder and CTO at Medindia.net – India’s top health website, that is visited by several million visitors each month. Medindia uses digital technology and AI for personalizing health information.
Arun is a topic lead at the ITU/WHO Focus Group on AI for Health – a joint WHO / ITU (UN) initiative for evaluating AI for health and creating a global community. He has been an active contributor and the lead author on the standards documents for the AI in Ophthalmology topic group. Arun has also been an invited speaker and expert at the AI for Good Summit, in Geneva, at the WHO/ITU Focus Group on AI for Health (presentation and talk), as well as Apollo Hospitals, India, IIT Madras, TiE, Rutgers University, and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) among others.
Arun has a B.Tech from IIT Madras, an MBA (PGDM) from IIM, Ahmedabad, and a M.S. in Computer Science from Pennsylvania State University and certifications in Machine Learning and Deep :earning from Stanford and Coursera.
Dr. Sunil Shroff – Chief Medical Advisor & Director
MBBS, MS, FRCS (London) and D.Urol (London)
Dr. Sunil Shroff is a Senior Consultant Urologist & Kidney Transplant Surgeon at Madras Medical Mission, Chennai. He is a social entrepreneur and the founder and the founding trustee of Mohan Foundation – a well known, nationally renowned NGO, with over 10 offices in India, widely regarded as a pioneer in adoption and growth of deceased organ donation & transplantation programs in India. He is frequently invited as an expert and guest speaker at conferences globally and is regularly featured in news and media coverage for his views on organ donation. He is also co-founder & Editorial Director of Medindia.net – India’s leading health website.
Sahiqa Bennett – Managing Partner, MENA Region
Sahiqa is an entrepreneur and the co-Founder & CEO of “Searchie” which is a disruptive Talent Acquisition Platform utilizing AI, matching on culture and skills. She has strong international expertise and has also worked and lived in London & New York. Sahiqa has an extensive global network and is passionate about helping companies accelerate their growth plans.
She is also the host of “Arab Valley” which talks about the incredible business transformation of the Arab region. She is part of the Global Sustainability Network and is working on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. She is part of a team who are focused on how technology and innovation can be used to achieve these goals. Sahiqa doesn’t want to change just one life, she wants to change millions.
Omar Zaki – VP, Marketing, MENA Region
Omar is a VP of Marketing for Xtend.ai based in MENA. He is an international entrepreneur, consultant and M&A advisor specializing in the areas of private equity, healthcare, public sector and defense solutions, consumer products, services, and e-commerce across the past 18 years.
Omar currently leads corporate development and strategic growth plans for various regional healthcare initiatives and businesses and has worked throughout MENA & the USA. He completed his MBA in Private Equity and Entrepreneurship at Thunderbird School of Global Management in 2008 and is a Certified M&A Advisor (CM&AA).