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Sreeram Visvanathan

Global Managing Director, Government


Sreeram is the Global Managing Director for Government at IBM.

The Government Industry is at the cusp of fundamental reinvention, driven by societal and
socio-economic forcing functions. Complex geopolitical threats, evolving demographics,
increasing urbanisation, the changing climate, an increasingly disruptive business
environment, economic fragility and constantly evolving citizen expectations are driving
Governments to rethink their priorities.

Sreeram and his team cover all of IBM’s activities across Federal, State, Local Governments
and Defence industries across the world. Sreeram is responsible for the development of
IBM’s Government Industry strategy and for creating the right levels of thought leadership,
cognitive solutions, IBM and ecosystem offerings that serve the needs of our Clients in this
industry. IBM has an established track record of delivering essential technology, systems and
processes across all aspects of Government – Defence & Intelligence, Public Safety, City
Operations, Social Services, Tax & Revenue Management and Citizen Engagement. In each of
these segments, Sreeram and his team help our Clients with their existing process and IT
operations and help these Clients transform their internal and Citizen/Business centric
operations by leveraging digital, Cloud and cognitive technologies and processes.
Prior to his focus on the Public Sector, Sreeram was the Managing Partner of IBMs Global
Business Services across Middle East and Africa (MEA). The MEA region comprises 70
countries where IBM is focused on rapid expansion and presence in multiple industries. As
the Managing Partner of the business, Sreeram set up IBM’s business consulting and systems
integration capabilities across the region and established IBM as a significant consulting
services provider in the region.

At a personal level, Sreeram has a strong mix of technology and business skills. He is
passionate about challenging the status quo, leveraging innovation and modern technologies
to fundamentally transform industries. He has a passion for talent and culture, changing the
way teams work to be more agile, to leverage all of IBM’s internal capabilities and skills to
better serve the needs of our Clients.

Sreeram is a member of our global Industry leadership board, our GBS Leadership board and
has served as a member of the IBM Strategy team.

Sreeram joined IBM through the PwC Consulting acquisition. He has worked in the
Consulting profession since 1999. Prior to joining PwC Consulting, he worked in IT
Management roles across multiple Industries, especially in heavy/manufacturing industries.
Sreeram has an MBA from the University of Bradford, UK, a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in
Information Technology from Kingston University, UK.

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