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Dr. Venkatesh "Venki" Agaram

Venkatesh Agaram, Ph.D., Director, Quality & Reliability Engineering Consulting Practice, CIMdata

Venkatesh “Venki” Agaram is Director, Quality & Reliability Engineering Consulting Practice, at CIMdata—an internationally recognized authority on Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).

Dr. Agaram has over 35 years of experience, spread across industry and academia, covering - research & development, virtual engineering, reliability of simulations, complex materials systems, controlled mechanical systems, design for six sigma, structured innovation, innovation culture enhancement, regulatory compliance, recall mitigation, process modeling, market strategy, business transformation, and business development.

Dr. Agaram is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars, and he is author or co-author of numerous publications in journals and proceedings on the diverse subjects in which he has been active. Dr. Agaram is on several SAE standards committees and he is the Chair of the Task Force on Verification and Validation of On-Road Automated Vehicles.

Dr. Agaram’s eclectic background makes him ideally suited for dealing with Quality & Reliability Engineering of products and processes which are growing exponentially in their complexity due to high levels of connectivity and artificial intelligence. The complexity of information associated with smart connected products and processes makes it extremely difficult to guarantee their robustness. Dr. Agaram leads the effort at CIMdata to transform industry practices that would result in more effective association between Knowledge Management and Quality & Reliability Engineering, to improve the robustness of smart connected products and processes.

Dr. Agaram holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering and an MBA, from the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.

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