Raghu Nambiar

Raghunath Nambiar is the Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Datacenter Ecosystems and Application Engineering at AMD. He brings years of technical accomplishments with significant expertise in systems architecture, performance engineering, and creating disruptive technology solutions. Raghu has served in leadership positions on industry standards committees for performance evaluation, including elected chairman of the committees for artificial intelligence, big data systems, Internet of Things, and founding chair of TPC’s International Conference Series on Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking. He has published more than 75 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, 12 books in Lecture Series in Computer Science (LNCS), and holds ten patents with several pending. Prior to AMD, Raghu was the Chief Technology Officer of Cisco UCS business where he played a lead role in accelerating the growth of the Cisco UCS as top server platform. Also responsible for incubating the analytics portfolio, building a team, developing partnerships and go to market strategy, and growing it to a main stream business. Before joining Cisco, Raghu was an architect at Hewlett-Packard responsible for several industry-first and disruptive technology solutions and a decade of performance benchmark leadership. He holds master’s degrees from University of Massachusetts and Goa University and completed an advanced management program from Stanford University. Raghu’s recent book titled Transforming Industry Through Data Analytics examines the role of analytics in enabling digital transformation, how the explosion in internet connections affects key industries, and how applied analytics will impact our future.