Ramanujam Rao, Nationwide Insurance


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