Ann Marie Sastry
is Founder and CEO of Amesite, an artificial intelligence software company that provides turnkey learning platforms to universities, businesses and government, and delivers 99% learner retention. Dr. Sastry was CEO and co-Founder of Sakti3 (acquired by Dyson in 2015 for $90M), recognized as one of MIT’s 50 Smartest Companies (2015). Sastry was recognized at the White House by President Barack Obama for her technology entrepreneurship (2015). Prior to starting her companies, she was Arthur F. Thurnau Professor (UM’s highest teaching honor) at the University of Michigan, for 17 years. Tenured and promoted early, Sastry was recognized with some of the highest honors in her scientific fields, including the ASME Frank Kreith Energy Award (2011) and NSF’s Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (1997). She has co-authored over 100 publications and 100 patents and filings, and has delivered invited technology and business lectures and seminars globally (e.g. NSF, MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard). Her technology and business work have been featured in WSJ, Fortune, Forbes, The Economist, USA Today, The New York Times and on the cover of Inc. Sastry is active in business mentorship and philanthropy, in education, environment, and poverty alleviation.