Savitha Srinivasan is a Partner in IBM's Venture Capital Group in Corporate Strategy where she develops strategic relationships with venture capitalists and their portfolio companies to leverage external innovation for mutual strategic advantage. She has over 20 years of experience at IBM in leadership roles addressing the strategic priorities of IBM’s Services businesses and leads the development of IBM’s Services venture ecosystem, with each of the Global Technology Services business units – Strategic Outsourcing, Integrated Technology Services, Managed Business Process Services and Industry Analytics with early identification of companies, fostering pilots, partnerships and M&A insights. She is currently engaged in driving IBM Watson’s content partnership strategy.
Prior to this, she led multiple research teams as Senior Manager at IBM Research's first Services group to create and deliver value for IBM clients with data mining and business intelligence solutions. Attained ten times return on investment with increased revenue and cost savings exceeding ~$40M. Co-led Services Information Strategy for IBM Research, and served as Research Advocate for key IBM customers bringing thought leadership and innovation to client engagements. She began her career at IBM Watson Research and has over 15 patents in unstructured information management.
She received an MS in computer science from Pace University and an executive MBA from Columbia University. She is a member of IEEE and ACM and an area editor for IEEE Computer.