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Sanjay Puri is a global entrepreneur with powerful connectivity in government and business that places him at the forefront of thought leadership and advisement as he challenges existing industries with disruptive innovations. Puri founded Optimos Inc., a strategy and enterprise information technology company that was sold in 2014. Puri started his entrepreneurial journey in 1994 through a grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) where he led a team that used artificial intelligence techniques to diagnose patients with Alzheimer's. His clients have included the Library of Congress, Federal Reserve Bank, U.S. Mint, and the National Labor Relations Board.
Puri serves on Governor Ralph Northam's Board of Virginia's Small Business Financing Authority and is also the Founder and CEO of Wellisen, a break-through nutraceuticals and personal care company committed to ameliorating world hunger and advancing health and wellness across the globe. In addition, he is also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Autonebula, a technology business accelerator focused on nextgeneration mobility, he serves on the board of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA). Puri is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ACEL360, a multi-module accelerator for diverse companies seeking to navigate Federal processes. In working to bridge the gap of US Indian relationships, Puri founded the Alliance for U.S.-India Business (AUSIB) and the United States India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) to bring about outcomes that matter to India and Indian Americans.
He holds an MBA in Finance and Investments from George Washington University. A highly sought-after speaker and media contributor, Puri has spoken on mobility solutions at the China Telematics and Connected Vehicles Summit, the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA), The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) and at other conferences and forums. He has been published and quoted in Forbes, The New York Times, The Washington Times, The Hindu, Inc. 42, Indian Express, Hindustan Times, The Times oflndia, etc. He has hosted numerous conferences and roundtable discussions in cooperation with the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, and moderated Q&A sessions on Capitol Hill. He has testified before the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs as an expert witness on U.S.-India relations, trade and energy. Puri organized key political and corporate meetings during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the U.S. and continues to lead business delegations to India. Puri has been recognized in the U.S. Congressional Record for his achievements.