Profile

Arun Shroff is a serial technology entrepreneur, an advisor and mentor to multiple startups,  and  has been an invited speaker and expert on AI, technology and entrepreneurship.  He has founded and grown multiple technology companies in both USA and India, has worked as a programmer, systems analyst, mangement consultant and has academic degrees in engineering, business and computer science.

Startups:

Currently,  Arun is founder and CEO of Xtend.AI – a startup with the mission to use AI to solve global challenges in health and other domains.  Xtend.AI’s  first project is to use AI to prevent vision loss for millions with an AI solution for early detection of diabetic retinopathy- the leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide.

Arun is also co-founder and CTO of  Medindia.net, a leading health and wellness website and applications provider that is visited by over 20 million people a year from over 200 countries.  Medindia provides free personalized health information and tools to empower better health for everyone

He is also a founder of FrontPoint Systems, Inc.  a web hosting and solutions provider.  Previously he founded PcPortable.com, an early e-commerce website that manufactured and sold high-end, bespoke portable computers via the web, and Dynapro, a systems integrator and value-added reseller selling to Fortune 500 companies and businesses.

Advisory & Consulting Roles:

Arun is a topic lead at the ITU/WHO Focus Group on AI for Health – a joint ITU and WHO initiative for evaluating AI and creating a global community on AI for health.  (this is a voluntary position)

Arun is also a Director of Technology & Innovation at STAR Associates, providing strategic and advisory services to early stage technology companies in AI, Robotics, Blockchain, cybersecurity, biomedical, health and telemedicine.

Arun is also an advisor to multiple startups,  a mentor to entrepreneurs, and a charter member of TiE NJ.

Voluntary Positions:

Arun also advises and volunteers with many non-profits, including MOHAN USA where is a founding trustee, and MOHAN Foundation where he is a Technology Advisor – both organisations promote  ethical organ donation.  He also volunteers  his expertise to help IIMPACT, a non-profit dedicated to providing free elementary education for girls in the poorest regions of India.

Speaking / Publications:

Arun has been an invited speaker and expert on AI and technology at conferences worldwide and contributed to several publications:

  • AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva, May 2018:
    • Invited speakers
    • Program (Day 2,  AI + Health Session)
    • Talk  (AI + Health AI – Game changer in providing universal health coverage? (Room C1)
  • ​ITU/WHO  workshop on “Artificial Intelligence for Health”, New York, November 2018
  • Invited speaker at the “Futuristic Healthcare Technology” conference at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, Dec 2017
  • Invited paper at The Futures of e-Health conference at Alexander Von Humboldt Institute, Berlin , April 2019
    • Conference
    • Paper (PDF) (“An integrated solution using AI to detect diabetic retinopathy and prevent vision loss”)
  • Co-host on Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning webinar organized by TiE, NJ, May 2020.
Education:

Arun has as a B.Tech from IIT Madras, an MBA (PGDM) from IIM, Ahmedabad, and M.S. in Computer Science from Penn State University and certifications in Machine and  Deep Learning from Stanford University and Deeplearning.ai/Coursera.