After completing studies in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Nikesh worked for a number of start-ups, some of which became or were acquired by multi-national corporations. He was Head of Payments Platform Architecture at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia at a time that saw the implementation of a number of innovations: tap-and-go, mobile banking, real-time banking, and many, many more.
Today he focuses his efforts on Technology Innovation. Emerging Technology at CBA involves Cyber, Blockchain, Next Gen compute, Artificial Intelligence and a host of other innovations. Recently he has been focussing on Innovative ways of engaging Indigenous people and businesses in corporate Australia.