Sriram Raghavan is Vice President at IBM Research for AI. In this role, he leads a worldwide team of over 600 research scientists and engineers across all IBM Research locations who are advancing the field of AI and accelerating its applications to the digital transformation of enterprises across the globe. Sriram is responsible for executing a wide-ranging research agenda that spans foundational and applied AI. He works very closely with the commercial arms of IBM to integrate research innovations into IBM’s technology offerings. Prior to this role, Sriram was the Director of the IBM Research Lab in India and the CTO for IBM in India/South Asia. Sriram began his career in IBM at the Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California, USA where he led a variety of research efforts in natural language processing, data management, business analytics, and distributed systems. Sriram is an alumnus of Stanford University and the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India.