SVP, Technology & Solutions, Nagarro
Venkat is currently SVP, Technology & Solutions at Nagarro, a global software and application services company. He oversees strategy and innovation for worldwide customer engagements. He also oversees R&D and the development of tools and platforms that bring disruptive solutions to the services industry. Venkat has two decades of experience in global technology management and software product engineering.
Venkat is a serial entrepreneur, mentor, and speaker who is a true technology enthusiast. Previously Venkat was the world-wide head for the Technology Modernization Practice and the IT Strategy Practice at Infosys. Prior to joining Infosys, Venkat co-founded a startup in Chicago successfully raising capital. He has also co-founded and served as the CTO of a successful middle-ware and embedded systems company in the past and raised funding for a SaaS startup. Venkat continues to serve as an advisor to early-stage startups drawing on his deep expertise in computer science, emerging technologies, software development and management consulting. He also advises investors on deals and helps conduct due diligence on companies.
His research interests include IoT, big data, cloud, distributed computing, mobility, large scale high-performance computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning, real-time analytics, and search. He holds a B.Tech. degree from The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-M), Madras, India, MS and Ph.D. (ABD) in Interdisciplinary Studies (Computer Science and Aerospace) from The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.