Gandhi Sivakumar received her Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Electronics and Communication) in 1990 from N.I.T, Trichy India and Master’s degree in Software Systems in 2002 from BITS Pilani India. She is Open Group Distinguished Architect (Information Architecture). She possess 27 years of experience in the industry and has demonstrated Technical leadership as Chief Architect in large programmes with emerging technologies required by the industry across various periods in time. Technologies including SOA, CAMS, and advanced Cognitive AI. Her experience spans diverse industries like Telecom, Natural Resources, Banking & Insurance, Engineering & Transportation, Medical domains. She has played various roles as Delivery Architect, Consultant and have influenced C-Suites to reap the benefits of emerging Digital technologies well ahead in the market. Gandhi led the development of worldwide standards for TeleManagement Forum and was a core member of the team which developed Network Management Systems for Federal Government of India.
Gandhi is inherently innovative and has filed more than 135 patent applications including Cognitive computing, Big Data, Common Information Model and SOA, Analytics, Cloud, Mobile applications, Telecom Networks& Infrastructure.
IBM honoured her as Master Inventor for her patents in addition to Outstanding Technical Achievement Client Awards, Best Performer Awards for the impact she created in client engagements. She holds several honorary roles within IBM and was a board member of Australian Computer society. She has more than 5 IEEE publications. Recently IBM Pearson released the book she co-authored with IBM fellow and Distinguished Engineers worldwide. Gandhi is portrayed as in women who make difference in IBM published in corporate web site.
In November 2015, Gandhi honoured with ARN Women in ICT award for Innovation (One of the highest external recognition nationwide). In March 2016. She was awarded as Distinguished Alumna for innovation by her Undergrad University. In February 2017, she was awarded as Enterprise Architect for Innovation by Open Group