Mahesh Sudhakaran

Chief Digital Officer, IBM Energy

Mahesh Sudhakaran is the Chief Digital Officer for IBM’s Energy, Environment and Utilities Industry. In this role, he leads strategy, product management, partnerships and ecosystem development for the industry. 

He manages 3 global teams – Enterprise Operations, Customer Experience and Asset Management. He works with the world’s top city governments and utilities to lead in the era of Energy Transition with exponential technologies – Cloud, AI, IoT and Blockchain. In the past 2 years, he has led 3 industry software products – from concept to launch – that have transformed operational reliability and resilience in asset heavy industries. In 2020, he was elected to the IBM Industry Academy, an elite cohort of IBM’s preeminent technology and industry leaders. 



Mahesh has over 18 years with IBM and Schneider Electric. He is a recognized thought leader in 3 Industries – Energy and Utilities, Industrial and Public Sector. He is a frequent speaker in global industry forums on AI and IoT and has been featured in Forbes, Yahoo Finance and US News. He is a member of the Forbes Technology Council. He is also an Executive Member of IBM’s Asian-American Diversity Council.

Mahesh has a BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, First Class with Distinction, from the National Institute of Technology, India and an MBA, Director’s List, from the University of Cambridge. He is a global shaper and has lived in 7 countries and loves the milieu of technology, culture and business.