Nitendra works as Vice President and Head of AI Garage in Mastercard.
He has over 20 years of experience in the area of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Mobile Interactions. He has authored over 100 publications at top international ACM and IEEE venues, owing to which he has been recognized as an ACM Distinguished Scientist, ACM Distinguished Speaker (2014) and a senior IEEE Member. He has delivered several tutorials and conducted workshops in AI and speech areas at top ACM venues (MobileHCI, IUI, CSCW, CHI). With over 50 granted patents to his name, Nitendra was an IBM Master Inventor and was also an IBM Academy of Technology member. In 2012, he coauthored a book titled "Speech in Mobile and Pervasive Environments" that was published by John Wiley & Sons.
Before joining Mastercard, he spent 18 years at IBM Research, working on different aspects of machine learning, HCI, software engineering and mobile sensing. He then spent 2.5 years at InfoEdge as EVP and Head of Analytics from 2017 to 2019. Nitendra holds a Master degree from IIT Bombay.