Venu Venugopal, Ph.D. is the Chief Product Officer at Connotate, responsible for the product strategy and development of Connotate’s portfolio of products. Prior to joining Connotate, Venu was the Vice President of Strategy, Product Management, Engineering and BD at Reed Elsevier, leading their global portfolio of products focused on B2B scientific information services. Venu joined Elsevier through its acquisition of Knovel, one of the leading information service providers in applied engineering, where, as VP for Product Management and Engineering, he led the company’s transformation from a low-growth content aggregator to a technology leader in cloud-centric information services and workflow tools for engineers – resulting in acquisition by Reed Elsevier in just 15 months.
Prior to joining Knovel in 2011, Venu was the founding VP of Product Management for CA Technologies’ (Computer Associates) SaaS & Cloud Services product line. At CA he also held positions as VP of Marketing for Industry Verticals and Director of Product Management for Security Software. Prior to CA, Venu was the head of Product Management for Sprint’s Managed IP Services business.
Venu is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology (MS in Electrical Engineering), Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton (Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering) and University of Maryland, College Park (MBA in Marketing). He served as a member of the Industry Executives sub-committee of the US National Security Telecom Advisory Committee (NSTAC) from 1998 – 2001 and as a member of the Advisory Board of Directors of the TM Forum from 2007 – 2011. He has over 40 technical publications, journal articles, blogs and podcasts to his credit.