IBM India gets Dr Mohan as Chief Scientist

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BANGALORE: IBM today announced the appointment of IBM Fellow Dr C Mohan as the chief scientist for IBM India.


In his new role, Dr Mohan will be responsible for development and leadership of IBM's technical community in India.

Dr Mohan will help leverage IBM’s technical strengths to build synergies with key stakeholders, give impetus to client engagements and develop first-of-its kind projects in India.

He will also be a key representative of IBM India’s technical community with the government, academia, customers and business partners, an IBM statement said.


Dr Mohan is an IBM veteran and holds 34 patents to his credit. He was, till recently, at IBM's Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California where he worked on database and related topics.

Announcing the appointment, Shanker Annaswamy, country manager, IBM India, said, “Mohan brings with him a rich experience and understanding of IBM, profound expertise in his field. His involvement and focus will help us to further strengthen our technical talent pool in the country.”

On his new appointment, Dr Mohan said, “This is a great opportunity for me, as in addition to my primary responsibility of helping IBM India with sustainable scientific development to leverage India’s dominance in terms of technological prowess, I also hope to establish research experience for the younger technical community and build mindshare of the skills and talent we have in India.”


Dr Mohan was named an IBM Fellow, IBM's highest technical position, in 1997 for being recognized worldwide as a leading innovator in transaction management.

He has also received the 1996 ACM SIGMOD Innovations Award in recognition of his innovative contributions to the development and use of database systems and in 2002 was named an ACM Fellow and an IEEE Fellow as well.

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