Viswanath Ramaswamy

Vice President – Technology Business | IBM India/South Asia

Viswanath Ramaswamy

About the speaker

Viswanath Ramaswamy(Vishy) is currently the Vice President – Technology Business (India/South Asia) since Jan 2020.

Prior to this appointment, he has successfully led the Systems business for IBM India/South Asia and also held various leadership appointments in the Systems and Technology business in the India South Asia until 2011. The last assignment was Vice President – Cloud & Cognitive Systems (India/South Asia)

Under his leadership, Systems has seen unprecedented growth, gaining market share across every platform of the business. His ability to balance transactional business, build deep client relationship, strategically embed new technologies like Cloud & AI offering integrated business solutions for our clients and orchestrating ONE IBM collaborative deals has helped IBM win in the marketplace.

Vishy began his career with IBM (Team Blue Batch) in 1999 as Sales Specialist for the Netfinity Business solutions unit. In his 12 years with IBM, he has undertaken many senior roles in ASEAN and ISA, including that of a Project Executive of STG, Country Business Executive of System x & Intellistations. He also had a brief stint at EMC India as Director, Partners & Strategic Alliances, wherein he was the Business owner for the entire Channels in EMC India/SAARC across their complete product lines.

Vishy is an MBA (Gold Medallist) from Symbiosis Center for Management & HRD (SCMHRD), Pune and Bachelors in Engineering from one of the premier institutes, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (BITS, Pilani). He is an avid quizzer and an audiophile too. He gains his strength from his family (Shobha-Wife, Siddharth-Son & Vidhya-Daughter), friends & IBMers.