Shanker Selvadurai

Shanker Selvadurai

VP & CTO - Cloud & Cognitive S/W

IBM APAC


Based in Singapore, Shanker V Selvadurai is currently the Vice President & CTO of Cloud and Cognitive Software for IBM Asia Pacific where he leads the technical organization that help clients across Asia Pacific to explore and co-create enterprise solutions. A key focus of his organization is to scale the broad adoption of strategic technology capabilities like Hybrid Cloud, Data Science, AI, IoT, Blockchain and Security across the enterprise to deliver sustainable better outcomes.

Prior to joining IBM in 2006, Shanker held key leadership positions in areas of research, development, consulting, sales and marketing with AT&T, NCR and Fujitsu as well as start-up BlueGill Technologies. His international career based in North America, Europe and Asia allowed him to amass extensive experience and hone deep skills in building and applying technology enabled capabilities to transform organizations across myriads of industries.

Shanker holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration. He is also an Open Group Certified Distinguished Architect. Besides having published international patents/papers, Shanker actively contributed in international technology standards committees that include the IFX Forum, OFX Consortium and the Microsoft Advisory Council. As adjunct lecturer at the Singapore Management University, he taught courses related to Services Science and Advanced Business Technology.