Ravi Garikipati is software industry veteran. He is currently heading Fintech @Flipkart to redefine and disrupt financial services in India. Prior to this , he was also CTO and Head of Engineering at Flipkart. In this role, Ravi drove all key strategic initiatives and technology innovations across the company to maximize Flipkart’s market impact and shareholder value.
As a technology leader and product enthusiast, he brings in vast experience in massive scale cloud infrastructure and platforms, big data processing systems, machine learning platforms and decisioning systems powered by artificial intelligence.
He started his career in 1988. Prior to Flipkart he was President and Chief Technology Officer at 7 Innovation Labs, Campbell, CA/Bangalore. He then led the global product and technology groups to build customer acquisition & engagement platform driven by predictive modelling hosted in the cloud. He has also worked in e-commerce services providers like Andale, Inc. and Vendio (acqd. Alibaba Group) in executive leadership roles. Prior to this, he had worked with the likes of Oracle Corp and IBM in the US in Engineering roles. He is also a prolific angel investor and has invested in about a dozen companies in his personal capacity. He has MS/MBA degrees from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani of India.