Dr. Raghu Raman is Chairman for Amrita School of Business at Coimbatore. His main research focus is in the areas of Diffusion of ICT Innovations in socio-technical systems, eGovernance, Big Data Analytics in Education and Health, Social Network Analysis and Virtual Interactive learning environments. Dr. Raman established the Center for Research in Advanced Technologies for Education (CREATE), an affordable and accessible educational technology initiative pioneered by Amrita, with over $4.6m in research funding and over 45 publications. As an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at NEC Research Labs, he raised over $16.5m in VC funding for an Intelligent Video surveillance startup. As Executive Director at Informix/IBM, he provided leadership for product development group in the area of Massively Parallel Database systems.