AEye Announces Addition of Aravind Ratnam as Vice President of Product Management

AEye Announces Addition Of Aravind Ratnam As Vice President Of Product Management

Ratnam to bring deep automotive, software, system and product management expertise to AEye executive team.

“Luis and the team at AEye have created a unique platform for innovation that is unmatched in the industry. With its software extensible architecture and creative innovations such as Dynamic Vixels, iDAR is at the forefront of perception systems for autonomous vehicles. I am excited for the opportunity to help bring iDAR-powered products to the automotive market.”

Aravind Ratnam, VP of Product Management

Pleasanton, CA – August 20, 2018 – AEye, a leader in artificial perception systems, today announced the appointment of Aravind Ratnam as Vice President of Product Management. Ratnam brings deep automotive, software, lasers/optics and product management expertise to AEye’s executive team that complements the deep defense, technology, intelligence and automotive experience already in place. Ratnam’s experience will be integral as the company expands to meet the needs of automotive OEM and tier one customers implementing AEye’s industry leading iDAR artificial perception system for the autonomous vehicle and ADAS markets.

“Aravind is a strong addition to the AEye team, and we are excited to have him aboard,” said Luis Dussan, Founder and CEO of AEye. “We have experienced tremendous market traction since our launch in January. Aravind’s expertise in disciplined product development and experience in delivering products to the automotive and related markets will help us continue the momentum we have established as we drive forward on multiple ADAS and autonomous vehicle initiatives.”

Ratnam brings a breadth of knowledge and a valuable network to AEye.

In his previous role as product management head for connected car solutions at Wind River, an embedded systems company that was part of Intel’s IoT group, he successfully led corporate strategy and the direction and execution of the Wind River automotive portfolio. Prior to Wind River, he held executive positions at management consulting firm IBB, strategy consulting firm Monitor Deloitte, and Cymer, a manufacturer of sophisticated UV lasers for semiconductor lithography.

“Luis and the team at AEye have created a unique platform for innovation that is unmatched in the industry,” said Ratnam. “With its software extensible architecture and creative innovations such as Dynamic Vixels, iDAR is at the forefront of perception systems for autonomous vehicles. I am excited for the opportunity to help bring iDAR-powered products to the automotive market.”

The integration of complex software with hardware while meeting tight development constraints is a challenge for all automotive companies. Ratnam, along with Samuel Abuelsamid of Navigant Research, will host a TU-Automotive webinar on how to harness AI development on Tuesday, August 28 at 8:30a PT.

You can register here for the free Building Software Architecture webinar.