Rajesh Ramachandran

Chief Digital Officer of Industrial Automation, ABB

As the Chief Digital Officer of ABB Industrial Automation Globally, Rajesh drives the digital strategy, thought leadership and execution of ABB digital portfolio and business growth, thereby addressing the needs of Industry 4.0 ecosystem and bring immense value to the customers.

Rajesh brings 27 years of global leadership experience with successful track record of building and transforming technology innovation driven organizations and businesses working across India, USA, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. He has transformed businesses with IP & Platform led nonlinear highly profitable growth that tap the best of “Business driven technology innovation” and “Technology driven business innovation”. He brings unique combination of expertise on Technology, Platform, Business, Industry Domain and Organizational leadership.  With strong customer centricity, successfully led many strategic transformative programs along with the CXOs of the Fortune 500 organizations to move up in their digital & Industry 4.0 value chain driving transformative business outcomes.

Prior to ABB, Rajesh held CEO and senior leadership roles globally across organizations such as eBay, Oracle, Siemens and Rolta and built and transformed the organizations excelling across entire business and technology eco system.

As a Technologist and Coach by passion, he specializes in Digital Transformation, Industrial IoT and Edge Computing, AI and Big Data Analytics, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Locational Intelligence, networking, Enterprise applications across industries including Energy, Process, Manufacturing, Transportation, eCommerce, Government, Smart Cities and Defense. Rajesh has a Bachelor’s in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, M.S in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago), and Executive MBA from IIM, Bangalore. He represents in many industry forums and academia.