Nikhil Malhotra
Nikhil Malhotra, Chief Innovation Officer – Tech Mahindra

An Innovator, Futurist, TEDx Speaker, Father and a dog lover

“We are reminded of the limitless-ness of Human curiosity, when we see man and machine create marvels for the future together”

Nikhil Malhotra is the Chief Innovation Officer and creator of Maker’s Lab, a unique Thin-q-bator space within TechMahindra with 20+ years of experience. Nikhil has been a researcher all his life and is now leading the growth of AI, machine learning, robotics and quantum research within TechMahindra. Nikhil’s area of personal research has been how quantum computing and neuroscience has inspired the growth of AI and how the two fields can merge in the future.  Nikhil has also designed an indigenous robot in his lab, as a personal assistant. The current bets he has undertaken is how how quantum can give us better cancer drugs, GANs and their application for languages and SPACE tech.


One of his vision is to enable machines to talk in local Indian dialect. There are 1645 dialects in India and 26 mother tongues and 80% of Indian population does not speak English. Nikhil is researching on Sanskrit and how this ancient Indian language could sow the seed for the next computer revolution


His hobbies include playing tennis , golf and reading books on quantum mechanics and biographies.

He holds a master’s degree in Computing with specialization in Distributed Computing from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne.

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