V-Labs is a passionate team of Scientists, Engineers and Entrepreneurs with deep expertise in Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Signal Processing and Sensor based AI Platforms and Solutions. V-Labs is committed to reimagining businesses with the power of responsible AI and building the future of Intelligent Automation. V-Labs has many success stories leveraging Video/Image Processing, Contextual Analysis with NLP and Sensor-Physics based AI Automation.
V-Labs in partnership with SLK Software, offers game changing enterprise solutions to provide a unique business value. These experiences are created by intelligent computing systems that are able to process vast amounts of data and perform cognitive tasks such as Visual and Signal Processing, Natural Language Understanding and Sensor Based Imaging.
V-Labs captures and processes troves of data to build Machine Learning Algorithms and Models that capture complex patterns that help in making faster decisions, predicting logical outcomes and solving problems. Machine Learning is just not aspirational but its transformative when you partner with the right multi-disciplinary team of technologists to build and realize the high impact solutions.
Parth is the Founder of SLK Group and its affiliated companies. He is a successful entrepreneur and a strong believer in the power of technology and automation. Parth is well known for his passion for building new ventures and growing them into valued companies.
Murali KotaFounder & CEO
Murali Kota is the Co-Founder and Board Member of V-Labs and an Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
He received his Masters and PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2003 and 2006 respectively, working in the areas of Quantum Computing and Information Processing.
Till recently, Murali was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff for Advanced Technology Development at GlobalFoundries and a Chief Technologist of IBM India Semiconductor Research and Development Center.
He is a recipient of several awards, including the Best of IBM Award, Two IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards, INSA Young Scientist Award, NASI Young Scientist, INAE Young Engineer Award and MRSI Medal. Murali has over 75 journal/ conference papers and 35 issued/filed US patents.
Girish KumarPresident and COO
Girish is the President and COO of SLK Group. His strengths lie in strategizing, incubating and scaling business lines and units. Girish's approachability and endearing personality creates an environment that fosters collaboration and creative thinking.
Himadri GuptaChief Financial Officer
Himadri is the Chief Financial Officer of the SLK Group. Specializing in Finance for over 30 years, Himadri brings an un-paralleled expertise to SLK in its strategy, establishing new ventures, financial modeling, management and governance.
Nicholas M. DonofrioFormer Executive Vice President, IBM
Nicholas M. Donofrio is an American Engineer, IBM Fellow and Former Executive Vice President of Technology and Innovation at the IBM Corporation. He has served as a Member of the Board of Directors of AMD, Liberty Mutual, Aptiv, Bank of New York-Mellon and MITRE Corporation.
Nicholas M. Donofrio began his career in 1964 at IBM, where he remained for 44 years in increasingly responsible roles, including those of division president for advanced workshops, general manager of the large-scale computing division, and executive vice president of innovation and technology.
He is a member of several technical societies including Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu as well as the Society of Women Engineers. Donofrio is a Life Fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a Fellow of the UK-based Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the US-based National Academy of Engineering, a member of the New York Academy of Science and the CT Academy of Science and Engineering.
He served a term as a Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation (2009-2012). He also served on the US Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board (2008-2012), serving as vice-chair for his last two years of service. He was a member of the CT Board of Regents for Higher Education (2011-2016), serving as its Chairman from 2013-2016. He served as co-chair of the Board of the New York Hall of Science (2007-2017) and now serves as Chairman Emeritus. Donofrio was a member of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Board (1982-2002) serving as its Chairman from 1997 to 2002. He also served on InRoads National Board of Directors for several years before leaving IBM.
He is an Executive in Residence at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies. He is the Chairman of the Board of the Peace Tech Lab in Washington, DC and the Chairman of the Board of Quantexa, a UK based company. He is a member of the board of the MITRE Corporation, APTIV PLC, HYPR Corp., Sproxil Corp., the New York Genome Institute, Syracuse University (Life Trustee), the National Association of Corporate Directors, Security Score Card and Ravenpod Inc. He served as a board member at Clarkson University (1987-1992), RPI (1993-2013), Top Coder (2009-2013), O’Brien & Gere (2013-2016), BNY Mellon (1998-2017), Liberty Mutual (2010-2018) and AMD (2009-2018). He additionally serves as an advisor to Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS), ASTIA, Atlas Research, Mitchells, HBI Solutions, TeraGroup, Bold Start VC, StarVest Partners and the Medici Group.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1967 and a Master of Science in the same discipline from Syracuse University in 1971.
In 1999 he was awarded an honorary doctorate in Engineering from Polytechnic University (now NYU); in 2002 he received an honorary doctorate in Science from the University of Warwick, England; in 2005 he was awarded an honorary doctorate in Technology from Marist College; in 2006 he received an honorary doctorate in Science from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Pace University awarded him an honorary doctorate in Science in 2009; the National University of Ireland, Maynooth awarded him an honorary doctorate in Science in 2010; in 2011 he was awarded an honorary doctorate in Science from Syracuse University and in 2017 he was awarded an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from Southern Vermont College. In 2018 he was awarded an honorary Associate Degree in Science from Naugatuck Valley Community College. In 2019, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in Engineering from Drexel University.
Mr. Donofrio is focused sharply on advancing education, employment and career opportunities for underrepresented minorities and women. He served for many years on the Board of Directors for the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) and was NACME's Board chair from 1997 through 2002. He served on the National Board of Directors for INROADS (2005-2008), a non-profit organization focused on the training and development of talented minority youth for professional careers in business and industry. In 2005, Mr. Donofrio was appointed by the U.S. Department of Education to serve on the Commission on the Future of Higher Education, a 20-member delegation of business and university leaders charged with developing a new national strategy for post-secondary education that will meet the needs of Americas diverse population and address the economic and workforce needs of the country's future. In 2006, he was named IBM’s delegate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, a coalition of 190 companies united by a shared commitment to economic growth, ecological balance and social progress.
In 2002, Mr. Donofrio was recognized by Europe's Institution of Electrical Engineers with the Mensforth International Gold Medal for outstanding contributions to the advancement of manufacturing engineering. In 2003, he was named Industry Week Magazine’s Technology Leader of the Year, the University of Arizona's Technical Executive of the Year, and was presented with the Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award by the Society of Women Engineers for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of women in the engineering field. In 2005 he was honored by CNBC with its Overall Technology Leadership Award. In 2006, he was honored by The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art with the Urban Visionaries Award for Engineering; was named one of Business Week magazine’s 25 Top Innovation Champions, and received the Robert Fletcher Award from Dartmouth College’s Thayer School of Engineering for distinguished achievement and service.
In 2008, he was awarded the Excellence in Leadership Award, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; he was presented with a Gold Medal for Distinguished Service, from the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), the first-ever NNSA Gold Medal presented to a non-U.S. government employee; was honored with the Director’s Memento of Esteem, U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) for substantial contributions to the United States Department of Defense; and was awarded with the Renaissance Engineer Award, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), for commitment and promotion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics for the U.S. Hispanic community in both education and business.
In 2009, he was awarded Toastmasters International Communications and Leadership Award.
In 2010 he received The IRI Medal from the industrial Research Institute, Inc.
In 2011 he received the Ridgefield, CT Library Paccadolmi Award for Leadership.
In 2012 he was give the Rensselaer Alumni Association Award, RPI’s Highest Alumni Honor.
In 2013 he received the Pace University Leadership/Service in Technology Award and was honored with an NACD D100 Award.
In 2014 he received the NYU Engineering School Polytechnic Medal.
In 2015 he and his wife were awarded the Ridgefield, CT Library Hope Swenson Visionary Award
In 2016 he was given in CT the Naugatuck Valley Community College Honorary Lifetime Membership Award
He formed NMD Consulting in 2008 as he graduated from IBM.
D SivanandanFormer Director General of Police, Maharashtra and Commissioner of Police, Mumbai
Mr. Sivanandhan is a highly decorated IPS officer who has served in the Indian Central Bureau of Investigation, Intelligence Bureau, and Maharashtra police. He is a Recipient of President’s Distinguished Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and Internal Security Medal.
Currently, Member of Board of Directors of Diageo India, Forbes India, Eureka Forbes, Kirloskar Industries, and RBL Bank. He was also a Member of National Security Council Secretariat under the PMO to revamp India’s internal and external security. He is the strategic security adviser to the RBI and RBS and the Standard Chartered Bank.
Rodney C. AdkinsFormer Senior Vice President, IBM
Rodney Adkins is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Avnet and serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of PayPal, UPS and Grainger.
Rodney Adkins is the President of 3RAM Group LLC, a privately held company specializing in capital investments, business consulting services and property management. Formerly, Mr. Adkins was Senior Vice President of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), a leading manufacturer of information technologies, having served in that position from 2007 until 2014. In his over 30-year career with IBM, Mr. Adkins held a number of development and management roles, including Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy from April 2013 to April 2014, Senior Vice President of Systems and Technology Group from October 2009 to April 2013, Senior Vice President of Development & Manufacturing from May 2007 to October 2009, and Vice President of Development of IBM Systems and Technology Group from December 2003 to May 2007. Mr. Adkins serves on the Board of Directors of Avnet (Chairman), Paypal, United Parcel Service, and W.W. Grainger.
Mr. Adkins received his B.A. in Physics from Rollins College and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech.
Products and Solutions
Banking, Financial Services and Insurance Industry
The BFSI sector is undergoing a disruptive transformation through an AI-driven approach to Business Process Automation, Enhanced Customer Experience and data-driven decision making for new Growth Initiatives. These technology platforms and solutions are able to drive towards higher performance, exponential speed-up and high accuracy through intelligent processing of information. V-Labs develops novel AI platforms through the combination of Natural Language Processing, Contextualization, Optical Character Recognition, Handwriting Recognition, Image Processing and Voice Analytics. With our proprietary technology, we are able to provide unprecedented speed and accuracy to automatically handle high volume of financial documents, transactions and data.
Lockbox Process Automation
Automated Claims Processing
Business In-take and Endorsement Process Automation
Insurance Underwriting Automation
Computer Vision and Sensor-based AI
V-Labs specializes real-time image, video and sensor-signal processing of visual and non-visual frequencies. Both time and frequency domain analysis is carried out, to understand, meaningfully extract and process information in real-time using advanced AI and Machine Learning techniques. Several proprietary methodologies including adaptive Image and Video segmentation, Handwriting recognition, object recognition etc have been developed and optimized for edge and cloud based platforms.
Real-time Security and Surveillance are of paramount importance in the current world scenario. In most business domains and sectors, the traditional ways of managing security, surveillance and authentication depends on human intervention and previous generation of technologies. V-Labs solutions based on Video, Image and Sensor AI offer digital eyes and brains enabling real-time detection, recognition and tracking. Enterprises and Government sectors can reimagine their security and surveillance objectives to significantly enhance coverage, effectiveness and optimize costs.