Sridhar Sudarsan is the CTO and Chief Architect of the IBM Watson Ecosystem. He is responsible for driving the technical strategy for the IBM Watson Ecosystem -  a partner program bringing Watson services, tools and expertise to ISVs, start ups, universities and other partners across industries. He provides thought leadership on cognitive solutions and patterns for clients, partners, academia, IBM engineering, research and development teams to grow the Watson ecosystem.

Prior to joining the Watson Solutions team, Sridhar was the Chief Architect for Efficient Batch solutions, responsible across IBM products and platforms to deliver 24x7 batch and online solutions.

Sridhar has 18 years technology experience.  He has led several complex projects with customers around the world on distributed technologies,  created the Java Batch programming model, holds seminal patents in the area, has numerous published white papers and articles and is a featured speaker at conferences and universities.