Sharada Achanta is an accomplished software executive with over 25 years leading disruptive technologies and innovative industry-first initiatives. She is currently Vice-president Product at VANTIQ, after a stint as CEO and CPO at Silicon Valley startups. Prior to that she was Global Head of Strategy & Product Management for GE Digital’s Brilliant Manufacturing portfolio for the IIOT platform Predix. Prior to GE, she was at Oracle where she was Vice President of Fusion Middleware an industry-leading multi-billion portfolio. Before Oracle, she was at SAP where she launched multiple industry-first initiatives including Duet (with Microsoft), SAP Data Privacy (with Cisco), and SAP E-Forms (with Adobe). Prior to SAP, Sharada had a long career at Sun, JavaSoft, iPlanet and launched the industry-standard J2EE platform. She has also worked at FineGround Networks (acquired by Cisco), Apple, Taligent & IntelliCorp.

Sharada has a Masters in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence from Penn State, a Post Graduate degree in Computer Science from University of Lagos, Nigeria and a Bachelors’ in Mathematics from University of Madras, India.