Ravi Krishnaswamy

Microsoft Corporation

Corporate Vice President, Commercial Industries

As CVP for Azure Global’s Commercial Industries group, Ravi oversees Microsoft Azure’s strategy for industries such as energy, retail, logistics, financial services, agriculture, media and entertainment and gaming. He is responsible for new partnerships and alliances, the development of new industry specific technologies and driving innovation to help meet the unique needs of industry customers. Ravi returned to Microsoft last year after C-suite leadership roles at Flipkart and Inmobi. As the Group Chief Technology Officer at InMobi (a SoftBank backed global B2B internet technology Decacorn out of India), he championed InMobi’s transformation to an enterprise SaaS strategy, led their strategic partnership with Microsoft Azure and Open Data Initiative. He also transitioned the TruFactor Intelligence As a Service unit and successfully acquired and integrated AerServe (from bay area) and Pinsight Media (from Sprint). Launched InMobi China to operate autonomously. Incubated and scaled Glance in stealth mode, a B2C app with 75MN+ DAUs in India, a unicorn in its own right. Prior to InMobi, Ravi was with Flipkart, an indigenous eCommerce decacorn that started in India and is now owned by Walmart. He led the company to hockey stick recovery in 2016-2017 and was instrumental in driving the $4 Billion+ investment round from Microsoft, eBay, Tencent and SoftBank. During his tenure at Flipkart he helped build India’s largest private cloud, revamped the CTO charter, transformed their infrastructure and platform strategy and rebooted their data and logistics platforms. Prior to that Ravi with Microsoft for almost 2 decades and drove several strategic initiatives across the developer division, including: .NET Core Framework and ship room, Common Language Runtime and the Azure integration Service.

Sessions With Ravi Krishnaswamy

Thursday, 4 March

  • 12:40pm - 01:10pm (CST) / 04/mar/2021 06:40 pm - 04/mar/2021 07:10 pm

    Plenary

    Digital Frontiers for Energy Industry Innovation

    Panel Digitalization Innovation & Technology

    Historically energy industry has been good at reinventing itself and at deploying new technologies. Recent examples include advances in unconventional oil/gas production, ultradeepwater development, and rapid decline in solar PV costs. More recently, the energy industry has been quick to embrace a wide spectrum of digital technologies. Some have argued that the pandemic has accelerated the pace of innovation and scale of deployment. However, as the energy sector transitions to new fuels and technologies, problems will get more complex and data more ubiquitous. How has the pandemic affected this trend? Has digital transformation in a post-COVID world moved from a luxury to a necessity? Where is the industry heading and what does this mean for operators and the service sector? How will digital technologies enable industry to meet sustainability and net-zero goals?