Pratish Pillay


Pratish serves as Chief Technology Officer of Ajira AI LLC, a start-up he co-founded in July 2017. He oversees technology and product development at Ajira AI and has over 20 years of experience architecting software to solve complex problems. He has designed, built and deployed software solutions using a wide range of technologies.

Pratish has worked extensively in the insurance space since 2004, designing and implementing systems for Carriers, MGAs, TPAs and state funds. He is currently occupied with designing modern applications using multiple development platforms. He is deeply involved in bringing AI capabilities to commercial insurance.

Early in his career, Pratish worked on a multitude of newer technologies of the time, such as Java, J2EE, JSP, EJB, ASP.NET, C#.NET, ADO.NET, MS SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase and Web Services. He worked extensively in C and C++, BSD Unix and Sun Solaris during the early days setting a strong foundation for more complex work as time passed. He began his career in 1998 as a systems programmer building a calibration program for testing the accuracy of digital multimeters using C++. One of his more complex assignments was designing a custom instruction set similar to that of the 8085/8086 processors which his program was able to parse and execute for each device being calibrated, thus gaining efficiencies in the manufacturing process.

Pratish has a Master of Computer Science degree from the University of Pune, India. He also holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Pune, India.