Naveen Balani

Naveen Balani

AI, Blockchain & IoT Leader
Cittin Data Labs
location_on India

Member since 4 years


Naveen Balani

Specialises In
developers embedded-and-iot web-mobile-cloud-development

I currently work on AI, Blockchain and IoT technology. I have a passion for creating innovative products using exponential technologies, technical leadership, mentoring and building out high quality teams from grounds up.

I am currently focused on building financial products using AI & Blockchain.

Prior to my current venture, I was responsible for setting up the Watson and IoT mission in India and getting the team ramped up on cognitive technologies and enabling partners and customers across the globe on Watson technology. I led the content strategy for Watson Ecosystem and developed the content analysis framework for evaluating partner unstructured content.

I have been involved in multiple startups and co-founded one -“Cittin Data Labs”, a startup building cognitive products for retail industry using AI, deep learning and computer vision.

I hold 9 patents on various technology areas. I am an active blogger at, an IBM Master Author, DZONE Most Valuable Blogger and writes for Intel and many other publications. I have written many books – REAL AI , Enterprise Blockchain, Beginning Spring Framework, the first book on Apache CXF, multiple IBM Redbooks and is also the author and publisher for one of the top book on IoT – “Enterprise IoT”.