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Rajiv is also Americas Architect Profession Leader for IBM's Sales & Distribution business unit and in this role he helps cultivate the world-class architects & technical leaders. In his previous role, Rajiv served as Lead Solution Architect in IBM's Global Business Services business unit. As Solution Architect, he was responsible for architecture design and implementation of a $1B+ business transformation program. Under Rajiv's leadership, the solution was successfully implemented.
Before joining IBM, Rajiv worked as a consultant and Technical Delivery Leader at a top American bank in government card systems. His focus was architecting, developing and delivering critical business solutions for clients.
Prior to moving to the United States, Rajiv served in technical leadership positions in organizations like IBM India, Xansa India Limited and Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC). While serving as a Member of Technical Staff in e-Governance division of C-DAC, Rajiv led a government of India initiative for modernization of Intellectual Property administration. He was nominated to represent Government of India in a United Nations program for developing countries to facilitate "Use of IT in IP administration". He presented the Indian IP administration modernization to a delegation of 10 Asia Pacific countries and got certification and training at Japanese Patent Office.
Rajiv has been widely recognized for his creative, visionary leadership. In 2012, Rajiv received "Best of IBM" award, which is given to only 500 people from all over world (out of IBM's approximately 450,000 employees). He has received several Service Excellence awards and Technical Excellence awards.
Rajiv has served on government initiatives, industry advisory boards, and charitable and community organizations. He has authored, co-authored and presented numerous papers and articles in international conferences, journals and magazines.
Rajiv holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Master of Information Technology degree and MBA from Kelley School of Business (Indiana University). Rajiv is The Open Group Distinguished certified and IBM Though Leader level certified architect.