#WeAreArity Wednesday: Hema Patel
When Mom asks me what it is that I do again, I say…
At Arity, I work with one of the brightest teams of engineers who make sense of driving data. The insights created really helps drivers see how well they drove and improve their future driving habits.
In your own words, what is Arity?
Arity is a really fascinating telematics company that cares about people’s lives, rather than just numbers on a piece of paper. Through analyzing massive amounts of data, Arity creates meaningful insights to help individual consumers and businesses to make smarter decisions about transportation, while still treating people like people instead of statistics.
My favorite mode of transportation is…
The autonomous car because whenever I want to go on a family road trip it would be hassle-free.
On a Saturday afternoon, you can find me…
Spending time with my family, shopping, watching movies, and playing with my puppy!
If you could volunteer for any cause, what would it be? Why?
I am especially inspired to help children who were born with unequal opportunities, whether that be lack of nutrition or education. There are so many children who are bright and talented but do not have the resources to succeed or anyone to guide them. Since I was born in a rural village where this issue still runs rampant today, I can relate personally and I’d love to help those children see that there is indeed a light at the end of the tunnel and that they don’t have to keep fighting for anything.
Most people don’t know…
I have a puppy. Her name is Rajee, she’s almost 1 year old and is so adorable and energetic.
The theme song of my life is…
I’ll Always Love You by Whitney Houston.
Talk to your rideshare driver or silent ride?
It depends on how approachable the person is. I like talking to people because I can always learn something new.
Would you get in a self-driving car? Why or why not?
Yes, 100% so I can catch up on social media and TV shows.
Favorite innovation pioneer?
Brian Acton and Jan Koum, founders of What’s App! It’s an amazing app to keep everyone connected over the globe.