Gaurav Sharma

Vice President - IBM India Software Labs
(India SW Labs, Global GSI Partnerships, IBM Cloud Paks AP)

Gaurav Sharma is the Vice President of IBM India Software Labs (ISL). In addition, he drives a broader mission of leading IBM Cloud Paks across Asia Pacific markets and is the Strategy and Sales leader for Global System Integrator’s (GSIs).

In the critical mission of leading IBM Cloud Paks across Asia Pacific, he is responsible for building technical elite teams who will drive enablement on IBM Cloud Paks and help the field teams increase revenue and market share on IBM’s hybrid multi-cloud strategy.

In his role as the GSI Strategy and Sales leader, Gaurav is responsible for accelerating ecosystem revenue through technical enablement/eminence, steering adoption and consumption of IBM Cloud Paks, and enhancing developer participation within GSIs.

As the Vice President of IBM India Software Labs (ISL), he leads one of the largest development and innovation centres located across multiple cities. Gaurav is responsible for steering market-centric approach within the labs, driving technology innovations that are important for customers and establishing deep relationships with clients, ecosystem partners and developer community.

Gaurav is passionate about contributing to various Indian Government flagship initiatives including Niti Ayog’s Atal Tinkering Labs and Education and Skills Development (AI Curriculum in CBSE). He is part of the Engineering Council in NASSCOM and is on the Innovation Panel for CII.

Gaurav has vast experience in various technology areas, specializing in Cognitive technology, Analytics (both structured and unstructured), enterprise content management (products and solutions) and information management.

He is a Master’s in Software Engineering from BITS Pilani and Bachelors in Technology, Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi.