Ram Chakravarti is chief technology officer for BMC Software, Inc. In this role, he oversees the BMC Innovation Labs as well as the company’s overall technology strategy, common architecture, corporate development, and shared services including user experience design, quality assurance, and cybersecurity.
Prior to joining BMC, Ram was a director at KKR Capstone focused on value creation in KKR’s technology investments in private equity and growth equity.
Prior to working at KKR, Ram was an associate partner at McKinsey & Company, where he advised clients on large-scale, multi-year digital transformations, and established McKinsey’s Digital Architecture Service Line in North America. Earlier in his career, Ram worked at Oracle, Ariba, tech startups, and Merck in a variety of software engineering and architecture roles.
Ram holds master’s degrees in decision sciences and organizational dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania and in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science. He has co-authored a book on R&D and IT portfolio management which is being used in graduate programs at the University of Pennsylvania and other schools in the US.