Sandeep is CEO of Everguard, an AI joint venture, backed by Boston Consulting Group Digital Ventures and SeAH Global Inc, a global steel conglomerate. Everguard’s mission is to make the world’s industrial environments safer and sustainable with machine learning/computer vision solutions, and to drive a paradigm shift in safety and other ESG initiatives from reactive to proactive. Prior to Everguard, he served as president of Netradyne, a start-up focused on commercializing machine learning/computer vision innovations in the areas of autonomous vehicles, HD mapping, and fleet telematics. Prior to Netradyne, he served as vice president of product management at Qualcomm, Inc. During his time at Qualcomm, he was instrumental in driving the introduction of more than two dozen of Qualcomm’s leading Snapdragon smartphone and 3G/4G IOT baseband chipsets.
Sandeep believes that the world is experiencing a technological renaissance and that the nexus of artificial intelligence, computer vision, ubiquitous connectivity, and access to the world’s knowledge base through the internet will fundamentally reshape and improve the way people live, work and play globally. He is determined to help lead that change.
A Proactive Approach: Using AI to Reach ESG Initiatives in Steel by Sandeep Pandya, chief executive officer, Everguard.ai
Now, more than ever, the world is not just interested in what steel you make but how you make it. We hear the cries for the steel industry to reduce carbon emissions and carry out the net zero promises that have been made. But these environmental initiatives are just one of the three pillars that comprise the move to using environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) factors as part of the buying and investing process. Within those social criteria, the safety of your team members making your steel is also a major concern for buyers and investors. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the power to revolutionize safety in steel and help steelmakers meet and exceed ESG criteria.
In this presentation, we’ll cover:
- The role of ESG factors in buying and investing in the steel industry
- How industrial safety can move from a reactive to a proactive process using AI-powered by sensor fusion, and computer vision
- The most critical use cases where AI can impact safety in steelmaking