Ram was previously a VP in SAP Corporate Strategy, leading various strategic initiatives including Cloud and Platform Strategy, Partner Strategy, and Industry and Regional Go-To-Market Strategy. Before joining SAP, Ram was a consultant at McKinsey & Co., primarily focused on helping companies in the tech & telco spaces with growth strategies. Prior to McKinsey, Ram co-founded T-Networks (now part of Broadcom), a VC-backed fiber-optics company whose lead investors included Sequoia, Greylock, and US Venture Partners. Before T-Networks, Ram was a Member of Technical Research & Development at Lucent Technologies - Bell Laboratories. Ram has more than 5 patents and more than 10 peer-reviewed publications, and received his doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan Ann-Arbor.