About this Speaker
As vice president of business development for GrAI Matter Labs (GML), Mahesh Makhijani is responsible for driving GML’s entry into the AI space. Mahesh works with external partners around the world, ranging from start-ups to large-scale enterprises, to identify areas of collaboration, drive product introduction and unlock shared value. In this capacity, he also manages GML’s marketing activities.
Prior to this role, Mahesh spent 12 years at Qualcomm, where he served as Senior Director of Product Management. During his time at Qualcomm, Mahesh held various leadership positions across, marketing and business development, and ran the incubation activities for Qualcomm R&D. Most recently, Mahesh was Director of the North American Technical Marketing team, where he was responsible for commercializing new business opportunities and developing strategic relationships for the company.
Prior to joining Qualcomm, Mahesh worked as a systems engineer for Ericsson’s network division.
Mahesh earned her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. He holds an MBA from the University of California, San Diego and received his MS in electrical engineering in 1996. Mahesh has authored twelve patents and numerous papers in IEEE and other professional organizations. He has served on the board of directors for Rady School of Management, is an advisor for various startups and an executive mentor for Everwise.