Nikhil cofounded ObEN in 2014 out of a desire to leave a copy of himself behind to interact with their kids when they traveled. Nikhil leads ObEN with a vision to create a full AI stack to power its PAI virtual humans including speech, computer vision, machine learning, and NLP. ObEN is also an early adopter of Project PAI, a blockchain-based platform designed to give people the ability to create, own, and manage their own PAI and any relevant personal data. Prior to ObEN, Nikhil spent 5 years at Kaiser Permanente developing electronic medical record applications and co-founded technology companies OnGreen and Up and Running Software. Nikhil has an MBA from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Pondicherry University.