Dr. Venkateswaran (Venki) is Chief Information Officer, responsible for the strategy and operations of Persistent’s enterprise information systems to enable the transformation and growth of Persistent’s business. An industry thought leader with over 30 years of IT experience, Venki joined Persistent Systems in 2002 . Prior to Persistent, he was a researcher at Bell Laboratories for seven years and at the CTO office at Lucent Technologies.

He earned his B.Tech and M.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Bombay and has a PhD in Computer Science from Washington State University. He holds multiple patents and has authored numerous research papers. He serves on the board of studies of several academic institutes and delivers technical sessions to students across India as part of the ACM India Eminent Speaker Program.