Hanumantha Rao is the Global Head of Research and Innovation for the TCS Blockchain unit and TCS Interactive. Prior to this, he was part of the team that established TCS strategic relationship with MIT Media Lab. Between 2011 and 2015, he was a core member of the Vivacious TCS Program – responsible for reimagining and architecting internal digital platforms of future at TCS.
During his IT career, spanning over 32 years, he held various IT and Management roles including Developer, Project Leader, Group Leader, Account Manager, Regional Manager, Service Practice Head, Global Relationship Head, Chief Architect. During his career, Hanumanth had architected and implemented very large on-line, real-time, fault tolerant secure distributed systems.
Hanumanth is a “futurist” at heart. He is a prolific blogger on the TCS internal Enterprise Collaboration Platform, covering a range of topics, industries, technology trends, their implications for TCS and deliberates on how some of them can be internalized within TCS.
Hanumantha used to author a regular column called “Geek God”, in the TCS internal magazine “@TCS Magazine”. Hanumanth holds a Bachelors degree in Technology (Electrical and Electronics Engineering), from JNTU Anatapur. He has a Masters degree in Technology (Industrial Management), from IIT Kharagpur.