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Sarv Saravanan

EMC Centers of Excellence
Senior Vice President & General Manager, APJ

Sarv Saravanan is the Senior Vice President & General Manager of EMC Centers of Excellence in Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) and is based in Bangalore.

With close to 25 years of experience in the IT industry, Sarv oversees operations for all EMC Centers of Excellence (COE) in APJ. These Centers of Excellence play a critical role in advancing EMC's vision and leadership in Cloud Computing, Big Data and Trusted IT, and in supporting its global growth strategy.

The COEs are central to EMC's globalization goals and Sarv is responsible for scaling and evolving the COEs, by accelerating local innovation through customer engagement and building products and service offerings for emerging markets. His mandate is to leverage COE capabilities and assets across APJ to accelerate revenue, incubate global service offerings, increase local market connect and impact, and drive superior customer experience and opportunities for EMC. Sarv has also held various technical and business leadership roles within EMC, with over seven years as the Managing Director for EMC India COE and additionally as the head of the EMC Egypt COE.

Sarv joined EMC from Microsoft where he held diverse roles, including, Director, India Enterprise Business and MD, Microsoft Global Services Center & Microsoft IT Center India. With 22+ years of experience, Sarv also had stints as Head of Retail Banking Technology for a major bank in the Middle East, Product R&D engineer in an MNC in the US and Lecturer in Computer Science at PSG Coimbatore.

Sarv has a Masters in Computer Sciences and his interests include traveling, golf and community activities. He contributes to under-privileged children's education and believes in the power of technology for socio-economic transformation