Sriram Raghavan is a Vice President at IBM Research where he has overall responsibility for the Research Lab in India and the Research Center in Singapore. He also serves as the global leader for blockchain research, working closely with the business units to drive innovations into IBM's blockchain platform and solution offerings. Finally, as CTO for IBM in India/South Asia, Sriram is responsible for communicating IBM's overall vision and strategy around emerging innovations and technologies with key stakeholders in the region - from developers and startups to clients, analysts, media, and industry experts.
Over the past three years, Sriram has established and grown IBM Research in the region into a world class center of competency for blockchain and AI, developing both deep technology platform innovations and first of a kind solutions in industries such as supply chain and logistics, retail, agribusiness, and financial services. 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 and natural language processing. Sriram has been with IBM since 2004 when he first joined the Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California. Sriram is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and Stanford University.