Venkat Raghavan joined Blue Coat from IBM, where he held a variety of roles. Most recently he served as the director of engineering and development for IBM Security Solutions, where he was responsible for worldwide engineering and development and technical strategy for IBM Security products. He led worldwide software development and workload optimized appliances, including the assets of IBM’s acquisition of ISS, for IBM Security Solutions.
Prior to IBM, Venkat was the director of product management and strategy with Tivoli Software, following a role as program director for Tivoli Security Software. He also held roles with Dascom as the director of product management, with Freddie Mac as a senior technology architect, and with Harris Corporation as a senior software engineer. Venkat holds an MBA in Marketing from The George Washington University School of Business, an MS in Computer Science from Clemson University, and a BE in Electrical and Electronics from PSG College of Technology.