Kony appoints Sriram Ramanathan of IBM as CTO


KonySolutions announced that Sriram Ramanathan
has joined the company as chief technology officer (CTO).


A technologist in telecommunications, wireless and
mobile, Ramanathan comes from IBM, where he was an IBM Distinguished Engineer,
an IBM Master Inventor, and CTO for the communications sector in Global
Business Services. As Kony CTO, Ramanathan will be responsible for product
direction, solution strategy and thought leadership.


Prior to his ten-plus year career with IBM, Ramanathan
was an integration architect at Commercequest, a B2B innovator, and at GTE (now
Verizon), as a lead architect in the development and deployment of their
provisioning and inventory infrastructure and their mobile field force
automation initiatives.


Ramanathan is a recognized innovator who has filed for
over 85 patents in the mobile, wireless, digital media and smart grid domains,
published in multiple publications and is a frequent speaker at industry


He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from BITS
Pilani in India and a master’s degree in Industrial and Management Systems
Engineering from the University of South Florida Tampa.


“In a short timeframe, Kony has
architected a transformational technology platform which I believe will be
pivotal to enable the B2C and B2E vision that is the future of mobile
computing,” said Sri Ramanathan, Kony’s chief technology officer.


Recently, Kony Solutions announced Theresa Heinz has
as vice president and general manager of travel and hospitality.


Kony powers mobile applications for 70 percent of U.S.
airlines, and three of the five top hotel chains. Building on this industry
leadership, Heinz will drive growth and go-to-market strategies to expand
Kony’s presence worldwide.


By Telecomlead.com Team
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