Srini Rao CEO

Srini Rao

Founder & CEO
Srini Rao is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Datycs. In this role, he leads the execution of the company’s business plan, strategic relationships, and product strategy. Srini is a seasoned technology executive with more than 30 years of experience in healthcare technology, wireless communications, and artificial intelligence.
Under Srini’s leadership, Datycs’ solutions are enabling health plans and health systems to improve the quality and operational efficiency of healthcare delivery. Srini collaborated with national healthcare policy experts and physician researchers at Boston Medical Center, Cambridge Health Alliance, and Harvard Medical School faculty on inpatient readmission risk at the two largest safety-net hospitals in Massachusetts. He also worked with Community Health Centers and Associations in Massachusetts, Texas, South Dakota, and Puerto Rico, to accelerate their adoption of healthcare analytics.
Srini is enthusiastic about the potential impact of interoperability and AI in making healthcare more accessible and improving patient outcomes through enhanced diagnostics and decision support. Earlier in his career, he served as the vice chairman of one of the 3G wireless standards committees, and as the editor of the 3G network Interoperability Specifications (IOS). Later, he worked with Motorola’s strategic partners to develop one of the earliest open ecosystems in the world for IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), which paved the way for convergence of mobile voice, video, and data networks.
Srini Rao started his career as a researcher at IBM Watson Research Center, in the speech recognition group that pioneered statistical approaches to machine learning. In that role, he trained the system that led the first DARPA competition for transcribing the Switchboard conversational telephony corpus. He was also responsible for the language modeling of IBM’s ViaVoice speech recognition product.
Srini was recognized by Motorola as a Science Advisory Board Associate. He serves on the Board of IEEE Communications Society Boston chapter. Srini received his M.S. and Ph.D. from Rice University, Houston and bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, all in Electrical Engineering.