[Press Release] Announcement on the Establishment of Subsidiary in India
AWL, Inc. (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO: Muneharu Kitade, hereinafter referred to as the “Company”), a Hokkaido University-certified startup and the market leader in edge AI camera solutions, is pleased to announce the establishment of subsidiary in Bengaluru, India.
■Background of the Establishment
In February 2020, just before the Pandemic hit the world, AWL members visited Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (hereinafter referred to as “IIT Bombay”), which has produced many top executives of world-class IT companies. The members met Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director of IIT Bombay and initiated discussions for future technical collaboration. In April 2020, the Company announced the welcoming of Dr. Biplab Banerjee, an Assistant Professor of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and a leading person in the Computer Vision field as an Engineering Adviser. And in October of the same year, the Company started joint research with Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering (CSRE) / Centre for Machine Intelligence and Data Science (C-MInDS), which leads Artificial Intelligence and Data Science fields, and have enjoyed active online technical discussions with the Company’s multinational engineers even under pandemic situation.
At Indian Institute of Technology Bombay / February, 2020
Prof. Biblab Banerjee (Assistant Professor of IIT Bombay and AWL Engineering Advisor), Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri (Director of IIT Bombay), Yasuhiro Tsuchida (AWL Director and CTO), Mina Tsuchida (AWL Chief Human Resource Officer)
In addition to AWL Vietnam, the Company’s first overseas R&D subsidiary established in 2018, AWL AI INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED was established as a second overseas R&D subsidiary in Bengaluru, the city referred to as “Silicon Valley in India” and the heart of the R&D of IT companies and startups from around the world, including Amazon and Google. The office is located in the Center of Excellence IoT & AI (Nasscom CoE), an incubation facility operated by NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies), an association of more than 3,000 major IT-related companies in India. In Bengaluru, where excellent IT talent gather from all over India, the Company intends to promote the R&D of cutting-edge next-generation technologies while strengthening the recruitment of excellent AI talent.
While actively stimulating each other and deepening cooperation with the diverse members in Japan, the Company aims to create new innovations in the edge AI technology field, build an R&D structure and establish a business foundation in India with a sense of speed, and acquire a position as an edge AI solution company in India.
Corporate Name : AWL AI INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED
Address : NASSCOM Centre of Excellence for IoT & AI KEONICS, 29A E, 27th Main, 7th Cross, Sector 1, HSR Layout Bengaluru, Karnataka 560102
President : Alok Bishoyi (Currently an Group Manager at AWL, Inc.)
Capital : 6,500,000 INR (Approx. JPY 10,000,000)
Shareholders : AWL, Inc., Alok Bishoyi
Alok Bishoyi is a Group Project Manager at AWL and overseeing development on AWL’s flagship product, AWL Lite as well as being involved in the organization’s overseas expansion into India and other markets. His expertise lies in Computer Vision systems, cloud and edge systems architecture and performance optimization. He is also active in the Indian startup ecosystem, being an integral part of Knowledge Capital, an angel consortium based out of India where they back early-stage SaaS, EV & Web 3.0 startups focusing on global markets. Before joining AWL, Alok was the cofounder and CTO of Augle AI, an AI startup that supported multiple city administrations as well as retail clients in upgrading their smart camera infrastructure and capabilities.
He is an IIT Bombay alumni.
As the Chief Human Resource Officer, Mina Tsuchida oversees all aspects of human resource management and industrial relations policies, practices and operations of AWL. Mina has greatly contributed to cultivate GLOBAWL culture now AWL enjoys since joining AI TOKYO LAB now AWL, Inc. in 2017. Prior to joining AWL, Mina served more than 10 years in various operational and HR leadership positions within Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. now Panasonic Corporation’s R&D, Sales and Marketing, Overseas, Electronic Devices organizations. Mina was engaged in new business development and community activities in Silicon Valley. Raised in Thailand and Australia, she received her B.A. in Educational Psychology from Hokkaido University.
AWL, Inc. is a market leader in AI and Deep Learning-based video analytics. AWL Solutions provide actionable insights and intelligence for AI Industries. The elites from almost 20 countries gathered to implement AI solutions in the real-world taking advantage of its diversity and technological capabilities. AWL provides affordable and advanced AI features developed through PoC conducted in stores of SATUDORA, a drugstore chain in Hokkaido.
CEO : Muneharu Kitade, President
Tokyo HQs : Shin-Tokyo Building 4F 434, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005 Japan
Sapporo HQs : 4-1-20 Kita 8-Jo Higashi, Higashi-ku, Sapporo City, Hokkaido, 060-0908 Japan
Established : June 1, 2016
URL ： https://awl.co.jp
Tsuchida and Wada / AWL, Inc.
TEL : 03-6810-2740
FAX : 050-3156-2325
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