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Vishal Sikka, the former CEO of Infosys nominated to Oracle's Board of Directors

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Bengaluru, India – December 10, 2019: Former Infosys Chief Executive Officer Vishal Sikka, had newly launched his AI start-up Vianai Systems and it has been selected for the board of directors of global technology major Oracle.

Vianai Systems is a start-up founded in the San Francisco Bay Area that offers innovative technological software and amenities in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to huge companies around the world. He also serves on the board of the BMW Group and stands as an advisor to the Stanford Institute of Human-Centered AI. Apart from this, he served as the Executive Vice Chairman of Infosys and former Indian American CEO and MD of Infosys. On August 2017 he walked

down as managing director at Infosys. He resigns as Executive Vice Chairman of Infosys when Nandan Nilekani was nominated as the new Non-Executive Chairman of the Board. Before joining Infosys, he was an associate of the Executive Board and the Global Managing Board of SAP AG.

Vishal Sikka is 52 now and he is among the world’s leading experts in Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning, he also would be serving Oracle in the business value and accept to change. "Vishal is one the world's leading experts in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning,” said Oracle chairman and CTO Larry Ellison to the board of Directors.

"Companies today have been formed and reshaped by the systems of yesterday," said Dr. Vishal Sikka. "In the early days of personal computers, there were systems of record, and then came systems of engagement. Today, we have the opportunity to create systems of intelligence that can bring AI techniques to transform all aspects of a business, and do so in a way that is transparent, explainable and explorable, inclusive and accessible to a massive number of developers. The Vianai platform helps us deliver on the promise of AI for every business and for all of us."

"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," said Oracle CEO Safra Catz.

"Today, Oracle is the only one of the big four cloud companies that offers both Enterprise Application Suites and Secure Infrastructure technologies in a single unified cloud. Oracle's unique position in both applications and infrastructure paves the way for enormous innovation and growth in the times ahead," Vishal Sikka said.

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