With over 25 years of experience in the regulated software industry, Neeraj Mainkar is an expert in the AI, software, and startup spaces. Mainkar is the VP of Software Engineering & Advanced Technology at Proprio, a medical technology startup advancing surgery through a proprietary platform that synthesizes artificial intelligence, computer vision, and augmented reality.
Most recently, he was the VP of Software Engineering at Vicarious Surgical, a Boston-based surgical robotics start-up where he was instrumental in leading the software architecture for their breakthrough-designated surgical robot, and developing the software engineering team that helped Vicarious Surgical receive their public valuation of $1.1B. Previously, Neeraj led a global informatics and software engineering team at BD’s Integrated Diagnostic Solutions with multiple successful releases of their global informatics platform for micro and molecular biology laboratory automation. A computational physicist by training, Neeraj is passionate about medical technology software and strongly believes in the application of advanced digital technologies in the OR to support the enhancement of surgeon performance and improved patient outcomes.