Sikka joins Oracle's board of directors

New Delhi: Vishal Sikka, the ex-Infosys CEO and a global expert in artificial intelligence, has been nominated to the board of directors of global technology major Oracle.

Sikka, 52, is among the world's leading experts in Artificial Intelligence (AI), ML and would be helping Oracle in the business value and adapt to change, the company based in Redwood Shores, California, said.

"Vishal is one the world's leading experts in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning,” said Oracle chairman and CTO Larry Ellison, announcing Sikka's addition to the Board of Directors. Sikka recently launched his AI startup Vianai Systems.

Before starting Vianai, Sikka was a top executive at SAP and the CEO of Infosys.

Ellison said that Sikka's expertise and experience makes him ideally suited to provide strategic vision and expert advice to Oracle and its customers. "The digital transformation of an enterprise is enabled by the rapid adoption of modern cloud applications and technologies,” said Oracle CEO Safra Catz.

"Vishal clearly understands how Oracle's Gen2 Cloud Infrastructure, Autonomous Database and Applications come together in the Oracle Cloud to help our customers drive business value and adapt to change," he said.

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