Cancer is usually characterized as a heterogeneous disease with different types and subtypes that involve uncontrolled cellular growth and reproduction. It is one of the leading causes of death in the developed and the developing world; almost a million people around the globe are losing the fight against cancer every year. The early diagnosis and prognosis of a cancer type have become inexorable in cancer research.

Prognica, an AI powered health-tech startup, aims to improve clinical outcomes and accelerate the discovery of breakthrough advancements in the fight against cancer. Prognica analyses medical images and generates information and data to help predict and diagnose cancer using artificial intelligence and deep learning.


Prognica - Founder / CEO

Khalid Shaikh

Founder, CEO

An Entrepreneur, a Technocrat and a Business Strategist with a passion for disruptive ideas that transform the human experience and create meaningful lasting change. Parallel to this, he has been involved in few tech startups as an advisor and mentor. Khalid is an engineer and has more than 20 years of experience. He is also the President of Affaan Technologies

Advisors & Mentors

Prognica Advisors / Mentors

Dr. Jamal Ibrahim Mohammad Alhajj

Dr. Jamal Alhajj served as Senior Surgeon at Ministry of Health and Prevention, UAE. Prior to that, he worked as Head of Medical Dept at Dubai Municipality for 10 years. He also served Tanmia, Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation, UAE for 7 years. Dr. Jamal holds Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree from University of Munster, Germany.

Prognica Advisors / Mentors

Brig. Dr. Ali Singel

Dr. Ali is serving as the General Health Advisor at Dubai Police Health Center and also consultant at Dermalase Clinic, Dubai. Dr. Singel is a highly qualified medical doctor with over 15 years’ experience. Dr. Ali – who is a Fellow of Harvard Medical School – holds several post-graduate degrees from the UK Masters in Dermatological Sciences and Doctor of Medicine. Has been presented with numerous medical awards and has been honored by the Government of the UAE for his contributions to medicine.

Prognica Advisors / Mentors

BS Vadivelu

A senior C level executive having experience over 25 years in strategic business development as well as global manufacturing and trading operations across diverse Asian, European, Middle Eastern, and American markets. Served as a Group CEO and Executive Director at 7Cs Group for 8 years. He aspire to work closely with the Founders and Entrepreneurs to bring world changing ideas to the Middle East and build companies together in the region.

Prognica Advisors / Mentors

Shailesh Jannu

An engineer, innovator & technologist. He has diverse background in enterprise software, big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Currently he is a Senior Director & Architect for SAP Leonardo Connected Goods IoT applications. He is responsible for machine learning & deep learning platform for IoT Sensor data. Shailesh holds BS in Computer Engineering from Walchand Institute of Technology. He has 2 US patents and 5 pending.

Prognica Advisors / Mentors

Asad Haque

Enterprenuer and a market expert with 30+ years of experience in GCC, CIS and India region. Founder CEO of ICT Consultants in Dubai. Having worked with Infosys, HP, Samsung Gulf, leaded projects successfully with Dubai Internet City, SonicWall, Barracuda, etc. He has been proficient in managing strategic customer relations & alliances, market analysis and products pricing.

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