Sriram Raghavan is the Director for IBM Research in India & the CTO for IBM India/South Asia. He is responsible for establishing and executing the technical agenda of IBM's India Research Lab in collaboration with IBM's worldwide research labs and business units. In addition, Sriram is responsible for representing and communicating IBM's overall technical vision & strategy with key stakeholders across the India/South Asia ecosystem - from developers and startups to key clients, analysts, media, and industry experts.
Over the past two years, Sriram has established and grown IBM Research-India into a world class center of competency for blockchain, driving both deep technology innovations and first of a kind blockchain-based solutions. Sriram serves as the worldwide blockchain leader for IBM Research, working closely with IBM's industry platforms and global services businesses to take innovative blockchain solutions to clients across the globe. Prior to his current role, Sriram led the Information & Analytics Department at IBM Research-India, establishing new research directions at the intersection of large scale data management, text analytics, and distributed systems. Sriram has been with IBM since 2004 when he first joined the Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California, as a Research Staff Member. Sriram is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and Stanford University and an elected member of the IBM Academy of Technology.