CXO Tech Council
CIO, Optical Communications and Life Sciences at Corning Incorporated
Rama Kandala has overall responsibility for Information Technology for Corning’s Optical Connectivity Solutions (OCS) business. Corning is one of the world leading innovate company in material science, with 167 years of track record of life changing inventions, collaborating with customers to solve tough technology challenges with products that transform People’s life. OCS business is of revenue $3B with 25 locations in 13 countries and more than 20,000 employees across Americas, EMEA and APAC.
Rama joined Corning in 2001. Since joining Corning Rama has been instrumental in leading global initiatives, establishing worldwide processes, successfully executing large-scale, multi-location programs, and leveraging talent in emerging regions to meet Corning strategic objectives. As a key member of Corning M&A team got several successful M&A’s under his belt from due-diligence to integration. He managed several important roles for Corning IT -PMO, Enterprise Architecture, ERP etc.. He is playing leadership role in Digital Transformation, and implementing technologies to improve customer experience. He is part of extended leadership team for business and IT.
Rama earned Master in engineering from IIT Bombay. He is Board of Advisor for NCTECH. He resides in Charlotte, NC, with his wife and two children.