Murali Gandluru is the Vice President of Strategy (Product & GTM) for Software
Networking Business Unit in the IBM Software group, where he is presently
responsible for delivering innovative application-centric, hybrid/multi-cloud
networking products around automation, orchestration, observability, and
Murali is a product executive with over 22 years of experience in building multiple
billion-dollar product-line businesses in the infrastructure space spanning both public
companies and startups, including: Arrcus, DuploCloud, Cisco: Nexus/ACI, ASR, and
at Oracle. At Arrcus, he served as VP of Product Management/Marketing, a venture-
backed firm that he helped launch out of stealth through Series A/B/C with a
disruptive software-powered, open multi-domain networking solutions. He also
served as Sr. Director of Product Mgmt. at Cisco Systems following the acquisition of
the pioneering Software Defined Networking (SDN) startup Insieme Networks.
Murali has a MS in Computer Science from The Ohio State University and a B.Tech
in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Varanasi. He is an
alumnus of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Ignite! startup program. In his
spare time, Murali maintains a keen interest in soccer, music and theatre.