Dr. Raj Nathan
"Being an Entrepreneur in an Established Company - Not an Oxymoron"
Presented Friday, October 23, 2009
1:30 p.m. - Fiedler Hall Auditorium
Raj Nathan is senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Worldwide Marketing and Business Solutions Operations where he is responsible for all marketing initiatives for Sybase, the sixth-largest software company in the world, and its subsidiaries, Sybase iAnywhere and Sybase 365. In this role, he leads a global marketing organization setting Sybase's technology direction and go-to-market initiatives.
Prior to his current position, Nathan served as senior vice president of Sybase.s Information Technology Solutions Group. His work experience has taken him around the globe and has run the gamut from hardware to software and from large companies to small including Unisys and Siemens Pyramid.
Before entering private industry, Nathan taught four years in the department of industrial engineering at K-State, where he initiated a new program in manufacturing and systems engineering and started an advanced systems institute. During this time, he was awarded the prestigious James L. Hollis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and named the Steel Ring Advisor of the Year.
Nathan earned his doctorate and master.s degrees from Iowa State University in industrial engineering, as well as a bachelor.s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Madras, in India.