Venkataraman Sriram is currently an advisor to Nihon Unisys Ltd. and Macnica Fuji Electronics Holdings Inc. He is an active supporter of start-ups and is involved in helping a variety of start-ups to scale their businesses. He is also an angel investor.
He started his career in Information Technology business when computers used to occupy whole floor of a building and has seen the impact of the rapid technology change over the last 30 years. Most of his career was spent in starting and building new businesses. In his last corporate assignment he was the head of the Japan business of a leading global Consulting and IT services firm. He came to Japan in 1997 with the mandate to build the Japanese business for company. Over the years he has been responsible for starting and building the company’s business in Asia Pacific including Australia, China, Singapore and Hong Kong.
He is a founder member of TiE Japan (the world’s largest NPO promoting entrepreneurship) and is a director of the Indian Commerce and Industry Association, Japan.
Venkataraman participates in a number of speaking forums and is an active guest speaker in various public events. He is excited by the positive contribution technology is making to make people’s lives better and enjoys working at the intersection of technology and business.