Karthik Padmanabhan

Karthik Padmanabhan

Product Management


Android developers, technology

Karthik is part of the Google's Global Developer Ecosystem team focused on the incredible India and other emerging markets opportunity. Focused on devising and executing plans to nurture "Influencers" and their "communities" to boost Google's Technology advocacy, adoption, quality & perception for the next billion users (NBU)

Karthik was responsible for scaling the IBM Cloud Ecosystem in Asia Pacific. Focused on driving adoption for IBM Cloud (Bluemix + Softlayer) and Watson APIs with Developers, Startups & Enterprises 

Karthik's previous assignment was in the education space, where he was responsible for student acquisition as Director, ThinkVarsity IT Career School

Karthik was with Microsoft India as Director – Partnerships. In all Karthik has over 24 years IT Industry experience with cos. like Wipro Infotech (4 yrs), Tata IBM ( 4 yrs) and Microsoft (~ 10 yrs), ThinkVarsity (~ 2 yrs)

Karthik's core professional experience spans across sales / channel management, strategic partnerships, business operations, education management, product management / marketing, project management, P&L ownership, people management, coaching and counseling. .

Specialties: Expertise in domestic IT Industry, especially around product marketing, distribution and enterprise sales and partnerships