Karan is the Asia Pacific leader for IBM Cloud Pak for Data (ICPD). He is responsible for all aspects of ICPD business; from building the team, driving GTM strategy and delivering growth across APAC region. His current mission is helping customers unlock value from their data using modern data science and AI technologies with the combination of IBM platforms, Partner ecosystem and open source technologies.
Prior to joining IBM, Karan was the first external leadership hire for Cloudera in Asia Pacific. He was part of the senior leadership team that inspired customers to adopt and deliver value through revolutionary technologies like Hadoop, Spark, machine learning and data science technologies. With over a decade of experience in Data and AI senior leadership and executive management positions, Karan has delivered sustained growth consistently in business through innovative customer and channels strategy. Prior to IBM and Cloudera, Karan also held executive level positions at Informatica and HCL Technologies. A technology and business thought leader, Karan has been the keynote speaker for many events across Asia Pacific and USA. Karan has been named IBM cloud engagement champion to inspire and engage more than 10000+ employees of IBM Cloud Asia Pacific. He is the founding member of Data and AI forum and has been featured in leading company blogs and publications.