Dr. Sai Ramakrishna Susarla has a 20-year long career in systems software research and development with multinational corporations. Most recently, he was a technical director at NetApp in Bengaluru. He has a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA, and M.Tech in computer science from IIT Kanpur. He has close to 20 research publications and 30 patents in the areas of large-scale software architecture, data management and analytics.
On a different side, he has a deep passion for and long association with the Samskrit language, Indian spirituality and music. He has been a long-time tech volunteer for Samskrita Bharati, a social organization dedicated to spread Samskrit literacy as a mass movement. His latest area of focus is making India’s native knowledge more accessible and understandable to the younger generation. He believes technology has a big role to play in bridging the gap between traditional and modern education in India. There is untapped potential for innovation in this space. But this requires training people to bring modern technology and Vedic studies together.