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  • Why we exist

    We believe in the power of projects to transform businesses. We combine deep expertise in business strategy, organisation transformation and project / portfolio management with the power of leading technologies – giving businesses unparalleled transparency to select, plan and execute their projects with a new level of insight.

  • Our approach

    Clarity is the cornerstone of every successful project or business transformation. We start by understanding your strategy and constraints, identifying how to optimise your human and capital resources across the value chain, unlocking efficiencies to make your business, programs, people and projects more successful.

  • Leadership

    Combining our extensive project management and global leadership experience with leading technologies, we help people take control of their businesses and projects by creating a culture of clarity for making better decisions. We lean on our lived experiences to create the clarity that can transform how businesses and their projects work.

Leadership Team

Ray Paulk
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Founder

Ray is a senior business and project advisor, specialising in enterprise transformation and the structuring and governance of capital investment programs.  He is a global thought leader in the field of project & portfolio management – leading innovation in predictive solutions for capital-intensive industries.  As Founder & CEO of ProjectAI, his team is transforming businesses and projects through its advisory practice, and building a range of advanced technologies to achieve more competitive and predictable projects, delivering step-changes in value creation across the asset lifecycle.  With over 20 years experience in the Oil & Gas, Resources and Engineering & Construction industries, he has advised project teams of all sizes (minor, major and mega-projects) on six continents, and led global business transformation, technology implementation and functional standardization initiatives for some of the world’s largest companies.

Mike Smith
Vice President (VP) Business Advisory—Asia Pacific

Mike oversees ProjectAI’s client engagements across the Asia-Pacific region, working with numerous advisory clients to shape their business, project, capital and technology strategies.  He has deep experience in enterprise project and portfolio management, deploying best practices to improve capital performance across the mining, engineering, healthcare, infrastructure, and technology sectors.  He is world-renowned for highly effective implementations of current and emerging technologies, an insightful business advisor, and a leading expert in the fields of applied artificial intelligence and intelligent process automation. He is regularly sought by industry leaders to provide insight and guidance on the future of applied AI and the Digital Workforce.

Arun Reddy
Chief Data Scientist/Solutions Architect

Arun joined ProjectAI in 2017 as AI and Big Data Solutions Architect before being appointed Chief Data Scientist in December 2020. Arun is leading the design and development of ProjectAI’s machine learning and AI solutions to help clients rapidly discover actionable insights about their projects. With more than 15 years’ experience in Australia and internationally, Arun has worked for major businesses, such as NEC, Kuwait Oil Company and Fortescue Metals Group. His sector experience includes consulting services, resources, infrastructure, airlines, financial services, education, healthcare and government. Arun holds a Masters in Data Science and Information Management Systems from Harvard University,. He also holds a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Information Technology with distinction and achieved two gold medals from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University.

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