Global Strategy Leader - Energie & Utilities
Mr. Amar Pradhan is a member of IBM’s global Energy & Utilities organization and leader of strategic incubation. He focuses on expanding big data and artificial intelligence offerings into emerging areas like distributed energy resources and evolving global power markets. He is responsible to incubate IBM's new offerings to Energy & Utility companies and lead their go-to-market strategy. Areas include asset performance management, renewables integration, and energy trading. He has broad international experience developing and selling energy and industrial solutions. Prior to IBM, Amar was an energy technology entrepreneur with a focus on the nexus of information technology and power generation. He launched, raised financing, and sold companies focused on unit commitment optimization for energy storage, operational analytics for wind turbines, and nanotechnology for lithium ion batteries. Amar started his career as a project engineer in the automotive industry. After business school he worked in Private Equity, investing in industrial companies. Amar holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from Columbia University.