Padmanabhan Venkatesan

Padmanabhan (Paddy) is a cloud-native platform and product engineering leader with a focus on data-driven platforms, microservices and cloud-native engineering, and modernizing legacy technology and products. He is Senior Vice President & General Manager leading the Global Consumer Tech vertical at Persistent, and his team enables Digital Product Engineering for their customers across Retail, CPG, Travel, and Logistics.

Paddy has led and managed several large industry verticals and P&Ls across Communications, Media, Hi-tech, Semiconductor, and Retail and CPG. He has delivered several digital transformational programs across these verticals, enabling product-to-platform transformation, modernizing enterprises, and driving newer SaaS-based business models, and transforming platforms to subscription-based business models. 

He speaks and writes regularly on various technology topics across data, machine learning, AI, cloud, microservices, DevOps, and platforms. He mentors several stealth-mode startups across EV, Cloud, and DevSecOps space. He is currently driving initiatives around optimizing battery life for EVs driven by data, machine learning, and battery chemistry.