Dr. Ajay Dholakia

Principal Engineer, Master Inventor - Lenovo

Dr. Ajay Dholakia is a Principal Engineer with the Lenovo Data Center Group, working on customer solutions in the areas of big data, analytics, AI and healthcare. He is also driving new projects for solution development using emerging technologies including Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain.

In his career spanning over 25 years, he has led diverse projects in research, technology, product and solution development and business/technical strategy. Ajay is currently Chief Architect for Lenovo DCG’s big data and AI solutions. In this role, Ajay is in constant communication with customers, technology partners and industry practitioners as well as researchers from academia. Developing innovative solutions that address key business challenges of enterprise customers requires a collaborative approach, particularly when new technology components like machine learning, deep learning, data lakes, IoT and others are involved. 

Ajay is also driving Lenovo DCG’s strategic thinking in building these solutions by creating reference architecture, publishing peer-reviewed papers in academic and technical conferences and giving presentations at various industry and academic events. He is also actively engaged in creating standards for emerging technologies and is a member of the TPC AI Workgroup that is driving a new benchmark for deep learning.

Ajay holds more than 50 patents and has authored over 40 technical publications including the book “Introduction to Convolutional Codes with Applications.” 

Ajay earned a B. E. (Hons.) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India, an MBA from the Henley Business School in the U.K. and M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University. He is also a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).