People have different first impressions of Suresh. If only some slices in daily work and life are captured, perhaps no one can accurately determine the practice area that this serene, courteous Indian-American elite in Silicon Valley is engaged in.
Yeah, Suresh is a fascinating mystery, as he is accustomed to standing straight at the desk working, often takes a backpack ready to hike right now, has adhered to vegetarianism for decades and even has a Chinese name “Su Wanli”.
The mystery was solved on 19 October 2018, when the new premier AI-powered home appliance brand COLMO was unveiled on Mont Blanc, this modest Indian-American engineer finally showed his real identity — Head of COLMO Emerging Technology Center in Silicon Valley — to the world in his speech. His thinking and rhetoric match the job attributes required in the AI field: Forward-looking and high-precision. This time his prediction seemed bolder than the impression he usually makes on people: Global Super Individuals are rising in the world. He and the formidable power behind COLMO in Silicon Valley will change lifestyle more than ever and will serve the nature of life using advanced technology.
Some people might be skeptical in the beginning of the talk, but you will understand from the self-confidence in his firm eyes and tender look that comes with the description of the future by COLMO in this speech is true. The life picture with a new-generation of AI-powered home appliances is settled thanks to COLMO.
IS THE SELF-DISCIPLINED GEEK MORE PRECISE THAN MACHINES? ACTUALLY HE IS MORE INTERESTING THAN EXPECTED
Located in San Jose, California, the COLMO Emerging Technology Center in Silicon Valley is the home appliance industry’s first innovation organization based in Silicon Valley and specialized in artificial intelligence (AI) frontier technology research, development, and application. Suresh, the head of the center, is definitely the most identifiable of the staff here — He is perhaps the most intense person at COLMO: He maintains the habit of standing up at the desk long during work hours, to retain a sharp mind all the time. His meals refresh his track record as a determined vegetarian every day. Besides the reason of cultural tradition, Suresh attaches great importance to the “learning state”. He believes, peace and concentration resulted from vegetarianism are the key to effective and clear thinking, while this also symbolizes strict self-discipline.
Yeah, as the head of AI technology, who leads the COLMO “brain”, he needs to be computer-grade robust and deliberate. This is well aligned with a quote from his beloved Bruce Lee — “Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water.”
Suresh’s fluidity goes beyond thinking. At the Emerging Technology Center, he oversees a strong, efficient COLMO AI R&D team. Their busy daily work schedule represents the mission of the R&D center: Develop AI strategies and standardized systems by leveraging the power of technology and engineers’ creative thinking from the perspective of globalization, and apply them to all COLMO products.
In a nutshell, Suresh is doing some of the most interesting things in today’s technology community —to empower COLMO home appliances with cutting-edge technology.
FROM HIS HOMETOWN TO SILICON VALLEY, FROM B2B TO THE HOME APPLIANCE INDUSTRY, HE IS CONSTANTLY PASSIONATE ABOUT CHALLENGES
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Suresh gave himself a meaningful Chinese name: Su Wanli. As his life path indicates, Suresh amazingly looks like his name, from hobby to career.
As a world traveler, Suresh is curious about and fond of the culture and life in China. The zeal for exploring the unknown world is also similar to the trajectory of his study and career.
When studying applied science and computer technology as a sophomore at Bharathiar University in 1990, Suresh first touched the future trend at lab — image processing technology and traffic signal control. He immediately realized his major would completely change the future human life, and thus became interested in neural network. When he graduated with First Class Honors, the supervisor, who had a great impact on Suresh, sent him a message: “Think big, act small, and make progress step by step while ensuring stability.”