Nitin is a forward-thinking, business-minded executive with rich experience as a leader, strategist, and innovator
entrenched in the design and development of enterprise infrastructures and applications — including leadingedge
middleware and mobility solutions for Fortune 500 companies in 20+ countries. Tenacious and customer
focused, Nitin is renown for his ability to analyse opportunities, anticipate trends, and create technologies that
align with operational needs, catapult profitability, and dramatically improve the end-customer experience.

 

In his current role as Director of IBM’s Blockchain Labs, he is responsible for instituting a body of knowledge and
organizational understanding around blockchain technology and industry specific applications. His mission is
building a “blockchain for enterprise” practice with client facing responsibilities and is tasked with building a new
business built around industry disruption and disintermediation. Since taking this role in 2015, Nitin has:

 
Pioneered enterprise blockchain strategy and advised IBM decision makers, business partners, and clients, on
industry disruption, emerging application and services landscape around blockchain technology;
• Devised business engagement models around blockchain technology stack, services and regulation;
• Leveraged in-depth knowledge of payment technology landscape by reaching out to peers and past
payment industry connections to device use cases and business models around payments and
remittances that can employ blockchain technology;
• Design “blockchain for enterprise” solutions for large customers in regulated industries by working with
various entities such as IBM research, large financial services industry clients, regulators and startup
community. The goal was to address the fragmented blockchain landscape with existing application and
transaction infrastructure.

 

Prior to his current role, Nitin served as the CTO for IBM’s Mobile Payments solutions and IBM Bluemix and lead
our Mobile Solutions and Application Infrastructure Portfolio (WebSphere).
In his 16 years with IBM he has achieved various industry-recognized certifications, which keeps him in constant
demand for technical paper presentations at internal and external conferences. The range of the topics
presented by him span from software architectures to improvement of management processes. Nitin, has been
focused on staying close to customers and providing IBM clients with solutions to realise their digital strategy
through the adoption of our Hybrid Cloud Platform (IBM Bluemix) and our Mobile Solution (IBM MobileFirst)
Portfolio.