We’d like to take this time to welcome James C. Ram to the team, serving as President of The Americas for AiSolve.
Ram’s interest in Entertainment and Hospitality began in 2015 when he became the co-creator of Avatron Park (“Avatron”), an interactive theme park concept that was developed using cutting edge, user-centered design and technology to provide an immersive experience for its guests. With 2 hotels and a retail facility, Avatron was estimated as a $930 Million project, with $152 Million committed by the State of Georgia in the form of a Tax Rebate and $400 Million committed by Deutsche Bank and the remaining $378 Million Equity to be provided by a Middle Eastern Sovereign Group.
Prior to Avatron Park he served as Founder and President of Indusa Global LLC, an information systems firm located in Atlanta. Since 1995 the firm specialised in business intelligence, target marketing, and national security (passports, visas, border control, deportation, work permits, etc.) services. At Indusa Ram was instrumental in building the organization from a 1 Employee Start-up to over $60M in total revenues. At full strength Ram managed 200+ resources in multi-site, multi-location facilities in US, India, Jamaica, Bahamas and Malaysia. Ram set up a Strategic Partnership with the UN World Tourism Organization resulting in global sales to new markets and managed a partnership with Microsoft resulting in 500% revenue increase for new Data Warehousing & Analytics Solutions. He grew the Big Data, Analytics & Social Media practice from 4 customers to 1,300+ Hoteliers and Tourism-related clients with total revenues exceeding $27 million. Ram also delivered the first fully Biometric National Security System – ePassports, Visas & Border Control in Americas for The Bahamas Government for $15 million.
Ram is also the founder of the Caribbean Institute of Technology. From its meager start of 57 students the school is now a 4-year University having graduated over 20,000 individuals and literally enabled Jamaica to create an IT industry where none existed before. CIT received tremendous support around the world. It has been featured by various news media including: USA Today, Business week, Associated Press, Agence France Presse, Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Miami Herald and Houston Chronicle. In addition, students from Harvard University and University of Chicago did a case study analysis on it.
Ram also sits on the Board of Trustees at Manhattanville College in New York where he chairs the Technology Committee.
Prior to setting up Indusa Global LLC, Ram was President of the Atlanta Council for International Cooperation (ACIC). US Senator Sam Nunn, Georgia Governor Zell Miller and Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson co-chaired the organisation’s Board. At ACIC, Ram developed a close relationship with the United Nations developing The Role of the United Nations in the New World Order. He also launched the Cecil Ram United Nations Semester Program, in honour of his deceased father. While at ACIC, Ram also hosted several Heads of States and led several business delegations of leading Georgia CEO’s to India, France and the UK to encourage international diplomatic, business and educational programs in Georgia.
Ram began his career at United Nations when he was appointed as the youngest Director and Senior Fellow at the United Nations Institute for Training & Research (UNITAR) by the UN Under Secretary General, Dr. Michel Doo Kingue. For his involvement in the international diplomatic community Ram was honoured by the Vice President of Peru, Dr. Carlos Garcia and was also nominated for the “Pride of India” award for his role in negotiating with the office of the U.S. Trade Representative on behalf of India.
Ram represented Southern Company, Delta Air Lines and Turner Broadcasting Corp. in their bid to establish an off-shore IT presence in India. He also developed a National IT Plan showing the Economic Impact IT can have on an Island nation for St. Lucia National Development Corporation. Ram was a speaker at the G15 Summit attended by 17 Heads of State on how IT can be leveraged to create a new economic sector in a nation’s economic development plan and at the World Economic Forum on the topic of Secure Tourism. He was also a keynote speaker at the National Press Club in Washington, DC and at the Annual Conference of the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC. and at several Global Leaders Forum as a guest of Bill Gates.