Keynote: Ananthan Thandri, SVP and CIO, Mentor
At the Portland Technology Leadership Summit(PTLS) on June 4th, the Oregon 2019 CIO of the Year Award was presented to Ananthan Thandr, Vice-President and CIO for Mentor, a Siemens business
At this keynote he will discus Mentor's IT Transformation journey and lessons learned along the way.
In his position at Mentor, Thandri oversees global IT, product licensing and installation, cyber-security, emulation hardware support, and customer collaboration enablement. After Mentor was acquired by Siemens in 2017, he took on even more responsibilities. Thandri also serves as senior vice-president of technical operations for Siemens Digital Industries Software, where he directs global technical operations, DevOps enablement, technical publications, and translation services for the combined company.
Thandri joined Mentor in 2007. Previously, he served as vice-president of information technology for Oracle Corporation. Under his leadership, Oracle’s IT organization supported software development needs for more than 15,000 software engineers working in the Server Technologies Division. Thandri also worked at Cadence Design Systems, where he became vice-president of information technology during his 11 years with the company.
Thandri stays active in his local Portland community through his participation in various technology events/summits. He also serves on customer advisory boards for various technology companies in the IT field, and frequently participates in CIO panels.
Thandri holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Madras, India, and an MBA from St. Mary’s College of California.
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5:30 pm to 6:20 pm Social
6:20 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Talk
8:15 pm Close
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