Dr. Raghu Raman is Director for Global Rankings & Accreditation at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. 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 Analytics & 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. For over five years, as CEO of Amrita Technologies, a high technology healthcare start up, Dr. Raman provided leadership that lead to a patented and CCHIT certified Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system with a global customer base.