Jagannath Rao

Professor of Practice

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Senior VP, Data Services for Siemens


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Athens, Georgia 30602
United States

Jagannath Rao is Senior Vice President, Data Services for Siemens Industry, Inc. In this role, Rao is responsible for the oversight of Siemens’ new Data Driven Services BU in the USA, its new Siemens IIoT platform (MINDSPHERE), driving digital transformation in a secure way with the Cyber Security services portfolio, building a strong partner management program, creating an ecosystem for application development, as well as brand development and thought leadership.

Rao joined Siemens in 1985 in Chennai, India as a trainee engineer. He has worked in India, Germany and Singapore before moving to his current position in the U.S. He has held various senior and general management positions, such as regional sales manager for the Oil and Gas business, vice president of Oil and Gas for Asia-Pacific and vice president of Industry Solutions Singapore including the water hub for the Asia-Pacific region.

Rao earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University in 1984 and a Post-Graduate degree in Knowledge Engineering from National University of Singapore in 2001.