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'Tech Mahindra BlockGeeks' Program Launched

To facilitate up-skilling in Blockchain technologies, Tech Mahindra Ltd. has launched the ‘Tech Mahindra BlockGeeks’ Program. Running from its Hyderabad campus, the company will up-skill a batch of 20 eligible candidates to make them Blockchain-ready and will gradually roll out the program globally.

Under the ‘Tech Mahindra BlockGeeks’ eligible candidates will undergo comprehensive training in the lab post which candidates will be required to setup code, create smart contract and build solutions, thereby gaining technical proficiency in Blockchain Technology. Successful candidates will be awarded a badge and certification as acknowledging the participant as an ‘Official Tech Mahindra BlockGeeks’.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rajesh Dhuddu, Global Practice Leader, Blockchain, Tech Mahindra said, “As part of our re-skilling initiative, Tech Mahindra is focused on providing a comprehensive training to candidates to enable them to leverage next gen technologies and facilitate end-to-end blockchain led transformation for our customers. We are targeting around 3000 blockgeeks to be trained by FY’19. Our R&D arm, Makers Lab will facilitate this collaboration between academia, research and partners, so that young tech enthusiasts of today can get trained on these disruptive technologies and become future ready.”
Tech Mahindra will also set up a Blockchain Centre within its research & development arm Makers Lab in order to facilitate co-innovation in the space, developing enterprise grade solutions for customers across industries globally. The development work carried out in the Makers Lab is focused on next gen technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality, 5G – Network of the future. Tech Mahindra has Makers Labs across four locations in India – at Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru, besides labs in the US, UK and Germany.
Additionally, Tech Mahindra has also announced a strategic investment of CAD 100mn in Canada over next 5 years to establish a new ‘Center of Excellence’ (COE). This initiative will cater to the exponentially growing need for AI and Blockchain application especially in the ‘Fintech’ and ‘Smart Cities’ spaces. The CoE will focus on jointly developing cutting-edge business solutions in Digital Technologies in close collaboration with the leading academic institutes, innovators and accelerators in the start-up ecosystem like the Vector Institute.