Aalekh Sharan works on frontier technologies PoCs/policy, esp. in the area of Electric Vehicles, Artificial Intelligence, and Blockchain. As part of the strategic think tank of the government of India, Aalekh has a role in shaping the Union government’s response to enable the adoption of frontier technologies for the benefit of citizens. Prior to joining NITI Aayog, Aalekh was the cofounder of 10xFitness, a wellness startup. Before that, he was a Fellow at University of Chicago’s International Innovation Corps. programme – where he worked with the government of India on market driven projects with social impact. Aalekh completed his bachelors in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. His academic interests lie in computer vision and control theory.