Gaurav Sharma

Vice President - IBM India Software Labs and Vice President - Growth IBM India & South Asia

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Gaurav is the Vice President of IBM India Software Labs (ISL), one of the largest development and innovation centres located across multiple cities. As the leader, Gaurav is responsible for steering market-centric approach within the labs, driving technology innovations that are important for customers and establishing deep relationships with clients, Systems Integrators, Individual Software Vendors and Developer community.

Gaurav is also the Vice President – Growth for India & South Asia. In this portfolio, Gaurav is responsible for leading engagement with Strategic Clients and building new platform partnerships within the geography.

Prior to this assignment, Gaurav was the Director, IBM Global System Integrators (GSI) Lab, IBM Watson Internet of Things & Education engineering teams at the IBM India Software Labs. In his role as the Director of IBM GSI lab, Gaurav was responsible for engaging with the leading Global System Integrators, building joint assets & solutions on IBM platforms, creating Centres of Competency within the GSIs, and combining IBM thought leadership & innovations for joint sales pursuits. His key responsibilities under the Watson offerings included leading the engineering teams to develop products, solutions and tools from the IBM India Software Labs.

Gaurav joined IBM in 1996 and has held various leadership positions including leading the Enterprise Social Solutions and Smarter Workforce teams at ISL. He played an instrumental role in building and driving the Enterprise Content Management and Database development within the labs. He was responsible for developing several market-leading products and established strong working relationships with varied stakeholders both within and outside of IBM.

Gaurav has vast experience in various technology areas, specializing in Cognitive technology, Analytics (both structured and unstructured), enterprise content management (products and solutions) and information management.

He is a Master’s in Software Engineering from BITS Pilani and Bachelors in Technology, Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi.