X-Change 2018: Software Conference
April 15 – 18 | Champagne Sports Resort, KZN
Ravi Gopinath is the Executive Vice President of the Software division within the Global Solutions business of Schneider Electric. Ravi was appointed to this position in April 2014, as part of the integration of the former Invensys business within the company. In this role Ravi is responsible for forming the integrated software business in Schneider Electric by combining the former Invensys software business with the existing software groups in the company, and defining the growth and market leadership strategy for the integrated business.
Prior to this appointment, Ravi was the President of the Software Business for Invensys. He was appointed to this role in April 2011 and defined the strategy to grow the business into a global market leader in industrial software. Previously, Ravi was the President of the Asia Pacific region for the Operations Management division of Invensys, responsible for the regional P&L for both the Software and Industrial Automation portfolios. He held this position from October 2009 when he joined Invensys in this role, till April 2012.
Before joining Invensys, Ravi worked for 12 years at Tata Consultancy Services, Asia’s largest IT services company, from 1994 till 2006. He served in a number of roles at TCS, starting from a position in the applied R&D center of TCS, to setting up and leading the global Engineering Services business of the company as a new line of business. He was a member of the senior management team of TCS and also served of Nelco Ltd, a Tata Company. He was also one of the founding members of the NASSCOM Engineering Services Board, set up by the trade association of the Indian IT industry to promote the growth of a new service business for this sector. Ravi left TCS in 2006 to join Geometric Limited, a specialist in PLM and Engineering Services listed on the Indian stock market, as Managing Director and CEO. He served as CEO of Geometric till 2009.
Ravi is a Chemical Engineer by training. He graduated with a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, and received his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering with a specialization in Advanced Control and Optimization, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. Ravi lives in Southern California with his wife, and is based at the Lake Forest office.