Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Profile : Rajaram Venkataraman, Chief Innovation Architect, Infosys

Mr. Rajaram Venkataraman has more than 23 years of professional experience in the IT industry in various roles starting as a developer to the role of Technology & Delivery head in various leading IT organizations as well as offshore start-ups of US based companies.  He has worked with several fortune 500 customers in India and Abroad and has experience in handling both Greenfield and Brownfield operations. He brings about strong understanding of quality and process models like ISO, CMM, Six Sigma and holistic business excellence frameworks like Malcolm Baldridge. He is also trained on Blue Ocean Strategy concepts and techniques. Apart from the offshore services delivery using Global Delivery Model, his rich experience includes Consulting, Product & Solutions Strategy Development, Architecting Innovation, Delivery Center Management etc. Some of his domain specializations include Insurance, Banking, Capital Markets, Utilities, Telecom etc. He has keen interest in Innovation and has brought about Innovative practices in Employee engagement, Enablement, Customer co-creation on effecting Technology Consumption Savings and in embedding Innovation mindset among teams.  

Currently at Infosys, he is a Principal Research Analyst with the Innovation Lab. He is responsible for promoting innovation as a culture within the organization as well as benchmarking with World’s most innovative organizations and preparing an Industry agnostic model for self-assessment of innovation capability and maturity for organizations.     

B. E (Computer Science), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
MBA from Open University Business School, UK

Professional memberships
Life member of SPIN, Chennai
Past Member CSI, Lions Club Technocity, AMCHAM

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