Radha Ratnaparkhi

IBM T.J. Watson Vice President of Research Impact

Lecture Information:
  • April 8, 2016
  • 10:00 AM
  • ECS: 243

Speaker Bio

Radha Ratnaparkhi is currently the Vice President of Research Impact where she is transforming the talent base for IBM Research. Prior to this role Radha was the Vice President for Software Defined Environments where she led a world wide research team in the area of OpenStack based Hybrid Clouds. Her earlier roles include, being Vice President of IT and Wireless Convergence at IBM Research, Director of Commercial Systems, and leadership of a high-end text analytics solution called WebFountain. Radha’s experience at IBM also includes her development leadership effort for IBM’s flagship database product DB2 on the mainframe. Prior to IBM, Radha was leading the Java products development team at Informix Software. She started her career in Mumbai, India with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) – India’s premier services consulting firm, after completing her Masters of Technology degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi.


This talk will discuss the key trends and implications of a cognitive business, the scientific foundation of a cognitive business, the trends driving industry shifts to a cognitive business, implications for new workloads, and development of new compute fabrics.