IIM Bangalore will hold its Convocation ceremony on April 16, 2021, in the virtual mode. Dr. Arvind Krishna, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, IBM, will be the Chief Guest on the occasion and deliver the Convocation address.

Dr. Arvind Krishna is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IBM. As a business leader and technologist, he has led the building and expansion of new markets for IBM in Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, Quantum Computing and Blockchain. He has also played a significant role in the development of innovative IBM products and solutions based on these emerging technologies.

Over his 30-year career at IBM, Dr. Arvind Krishna led a series of bold transformations and delivered proven business results. He most recently drove the successful $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat – the largest software acquisition – that has defined the hybrid cloud market. Together, IBM and Red Hat give clients the unique ability to build mission-critical applications once and run them anywhere.

At IBM, he has been an outspoken advocate for learning at every stage of one’s career. He has made scientific contributions in a number of technical fields, including wireless networking, security, systems and databases. In addition, he founded IBM’s security software business and helped create the world’s first commercial wireless system.

Arvind Krishna has an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) and a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the recipient of distinguished alumni awards from both institutions.

The 46th Convocation ceremony at IIM Bangalore will include gold medals being awarded to students across different programmes. The Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIM Bangalore, Dr. Devi Shetty, and the Director of IIM Bangalore, Professor Rishikesha T Krishnan, will address the graduating students.

Watch here: https://www.iimb.ac.in/convocation-2021/