Murali Gandluru is the Vice President of Strategy (Product & GTM) for Software Networking Business Unit in the IBM Software group, where he is presently responsible for delivering innovative application-centric, hybrid/multi-cloud networking products around automation, orchestration, observability, and connectivity.
Murali is a product executive with over 22 years of experience in building multiple billion-dollar product-line businesses in the infrastructure space spanning both public companies and startups, including: Arrcus, DuploCloud, Cisco: Nexus/ACI, ASR, and at Oracle. At Arrcus, he served as VP of Product Management/Marketing, a venture-backed firm that he helped launch out of stealth through Series A/B/C with a disruptive software-powered, open multi-domain networking solutions. He also served as Sr. Director of Product Mgmt. at Cisco Systems following the acquisition of the pioneering Software Defined Networking (SDN) startup Insieme Networks.
Murali has a MS in Computer Science from The Ohio State University and a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Varanasi. He is an alumnus of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Ignite! startup program. In his spare time, Murali maintains a keen interest in soccer, music and theatre.