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Ramesh leads Progress Software’s largest product development laboratory, at Hyderabad, India. He has over 23 years of experience in distributed systems engineering and R&D leadership. In his current capacity, he was instrumental in transforming the Hyderabad facility from an Offshore Development Center to a Center of Excellence model, developing frontline products including the common cloud services platform. Prior to joining Progress, Ramesh was Vice President of product engineering and middleware technologies at Pramati. He led the engineering effort of Pramati’s renowned J2EE Server and Studio products.
Ramesh holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering - Control Systems from Anna University. He is a passionate technology evangelist. He is a regular speaker at tech seminars and conferences and an active member of the IT industry organizations NASSCOM and ITsAP, where he helps with product and technology initiatives. He has co-authored the book “SOA Approach to Integration”.
Ramesh is adjunct faculty at IIIT-H, ranked 2nd for Computer Science in India, teaching courses on Middleware systems since 2002. Ramesh is on the Academic Council at IIIt-H, and on governing councils of the Incubators at IIIT-H, BITS-Hyderabad and IIT Hyderabad.
He is also active in the Hyderabad startup ecosystem - driving early stage startup events for TiE-Hyderabad. He also helps organise monthly Startup Saturdays - a networking platform for budding technology entrepreneurs. He is also part of a thinktank group - Hyderabad4Innovation, comprised of 14 key leaders in industry and tech education in Hyderabad who are looking at ways to nurture and grow tech innovation in the city.