September 12, 2019

Tech Mahindra, University of California Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Extension and Intel Capital Collaborate to Drive Artificial Intelligence-led Innovation

‘CIO Artificial Intelligence Roundtable’ forum to connect industry experts and business leaders to drive technology innovation

Santa Cruz, New Delhi – September 12th, 2019: Tech Mahindra Ltd., a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering services and solutions, today announced a partnership with the University of California Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Extension and Intel Capital, Intel's strategic investment organization, to drive innovation leveraging Artificial Intelligence. As part of the partnership, they will be hosting a ‘CIO Artificial Intelligence (AI) roundtable’ every quarter, inviting CIOs and industry experts to discuss the latest AI applications and developments.

The first panel is scheduled for September 26th, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. One of the key features of the CIO AI roundtable is that each discussion will center around the group’s specific AI interests, including disruption, adoption, and new developments in AI. In addition, Tech Mahindra will also invite partners outside of the technology and digital industries, including academia and analysts, to participate in these panel discussions.

Rahul Bhuman, Head of Artificial Intelligence, Business Development & Strategy, Tech Mahindra, said, “The CIO Artificial Intelligence (AI) roundtable is designed specifically for executives, business leaders, and strategists to provide concise executive briefings on the most promising and important developments in AI for business. Our collaboration with the University of California Santa Cruz and Intel Capital will offer in-depth conversations on the latest AI technologies and use cases that can benefit enterprises globally.”

Bipin Thomas, AI Chair at UCSC Silicon Valley Extension, said, “Advances in AI and Knowledge discovery are accelerating at a very fast pace. We are delighted to collaborate with Tech Mahindra on the CIO AI roundtable to bring workforce skills tailored for breakthrough AI solutions to the industry and emerging intelligent ecosystems.”

Tech Mahindra and Intel Capital have collaborated on other AI summits as well. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than $12.6 billion in innovative startups targeting artificial intelligence, autonomous mobility and a wide range of other disruptive technologies.

Trina Van Pelt, Vice President & Intel Capital Senior Managing Director, said, “Artificial Intelligence is one of the biggest disruptions not only as technology, but also in driving societal benefits. Over the next few years, we predict enterprises will substantially accelerate adoption of AI across a wide range of use cases that benefit business and society in a pragmatic way. Intel Capital is pleased to collaborate with Tech Mahindra and UCSC to showcase some of the disruptive technologies in our portfolio that can help CIOs foster innovation.”

As part of the TechMNxt charter, Tech Mahindra is focused on building an ecosystem that supports collaboration in the real sense. As a step in this direction, Tech Mahindra has collaborated with some of the finest startups, working with academia, drawing from the millennial workforce, and jointly creating cutting-edge technology solutions with partners.

About University of California Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Extension

UCSC Extension, the leading workforce educator in Silicon Valley, is the only institution in the area to offer University of California-quality accredited courses designed by experienced instructors who are actually working in their field. We serve:

  • new college graduates needing practical skills,
  • people in the workforce looking to update skills or change direction, and
  • lifelong learners interested in studying with industry experts in the heart of Silicon Valley.

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About Intel Capital

Intel Capital invests in innovative startups targeting artificial intelligence, autonomous technology, data center and cloud, 5G, next-generation compute, and a wide range of other disruptive technologies. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested US$12.6 billion in more than 1,560 companies worldwide, and 677 portfolio companies have gone public or participated in a merger or acquisition. Intel Capital curates thousands of business development introductions each year between its portfolio companies and the Global 2000. For more information on what makes Intel Capital one of the world’s most powerful venture capital firms, visit or follow @Intelcapital.

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