Ramanujam Rao (Ram) is Associate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Nationwide Insurance, Columbus, OH.
He is responsible for technology strategy, platform evolution, innovation and technical risk management, for a diverse set of insurance and banking businesses with a revenue of around $8B. He is also accountable for Billing, Service Centers and Contact Center enterprise shared business functions.
He has been with Nationwide for over 5 years and has played various roles with functions ranging from developing enterprise platforms strategy development, technical architecture consulting, to, leading large-scale, high transactional, business platform development programs.
Currently he is leading initiatives in the enterprise, developing Enterprise Architecture and Cloud implementation strategies.
Prior to Nationwide, he worked for AT&T Labs, GE etc. including managing his own consultancy, providing technical architecture consulting to various Fortune 100 companies.
Ram has written several technical papers and authored a book on enterprise portal. He is a Distinguished Chief IT Architect at OpenGroup, and sits on its certification board.
He has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India, a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Franklin University, Columbus, OH and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Ohio State University, Fisher School of Business, Columbus, OH