Nikesh Shah: computing, finance and now graph technologies

Nikesh on the slopes

Nikesh is a partner at C-BIA and runs our off-shore development office in Mumbai. He was born in Gujarat and moved to Mumbai in 1990 study Computing at the Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology. He later went on to gain an MBA in Finance at the prestigious SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), also in Mumbai, where he lives today with his wife and two sons.

A familiar face to many clients

Many of our clients will have worked with Nikesh for several years, mostly remotely but also on one of his visits to the UK. His team in Mumbai is responsible for most of our Microsoft .Net applications, integrations and services, including both development and ‘business as usual’ support. He is also responsible for our Microsoft and Azure BI data warehouse and analytics projects, including Tableau and Power BI . More recent team projects include Remote Process Automation (RPA) and AI chatbots.

But do they know….

…that Nikesh skis! Known on and off the piste as the “Mumbai Maier”, he likes nothing better than to slalom down the slopes of Kashmir. He can be seen above enjoying a little down time with his sons, about to launch a snowball with all the panache of a Kohli throw from deep square leg…..

And finally…

Nikesh is a vegetarian by birth and a great host and guide to staff and clients on visits to Mumbai. And he loves history. When travel and time permits, Nikesh can be found exploring the historical sites and museums of London, Oxford or Cambridge.

He likes nothing more than a new challenge, and preferably a technical one! Nikesh and his intern team have recently started to explore the potential of graph databases such as Neo4J. And his team has built several prototypes to explore the potential and understand the technical challenges and business value.

You can connect or follow Nikesh on Linkedin or email