Sai heads partnerships at Ford Motor Company which includes business development, relationship management of top software, cloud, Technology-Media-Telecom, EV battery, raw-materials and strategic partnerships. Some critical partnerships that he executed with CATL, Google, Apple, Amazon, Stripe, ADT were industry leading and were announced by Ford 2020 through 2023.
Prior to creating and developing the partnerships organization, Sai led strategy development, execution leading $6B of M&A over 10yrs at Ford and Verizon spanning telematics, mobility and digital services.
Prior to his strategy role, Sai led B2B, B2C product development managing a $100M+ P&L. He led key product roadmaps for 3G/4G ecosystems, Telematics, IoT, digital services, M&E, Ad-tech, commerce, healthcare and fin-tech.
Sai is passionate about how disruptive technologies enable enterprise transformation, consumer services and experiences.
Sai is on the advisory board of Biliti Electric, an EV start-up and decentralized autonomous vehicle (DAV) foundation, a block-chain start-up and on Industry advisory board of Duke University’s engineering management program. Sai was formerly on the board of tomorrow.io (a Ford portfolio company that is next gen Climate tech company), Consumer Electronic Association’s (CEA) Health and fitness technology division (HFTD) and former secretary of IIT Madras North American Alumni Association
Sai has a Master’s degree from Duke University and a Bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology – Madras (IIT-M) and lives in Mountain view, California with his wife and two daughters.