Sriram Raghavan is the Director for IBM Research in India. In this role he is responsible for establishing and executing the technical agenda of IBM's India Research Lab (IRL), working closely with worldwide research labs and business units. Until 2015, Sriram was the senior manager of the Information & Analytics Department at IRL, where he established and drove 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 and later served as the Manager for the Search and Analytics Research Group. Sriram is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (Madras) and Stanford University.