Ron Batra

Technology and Innovation Strategist
Equinix

Ron Batra brings 25+ years of business focused technology leadership experience across different industry verticals covering most aspects of Enterprise Software, Infrastructure, Multi-Cloud Architectures and Networking in some of the most world’s most respected corporations and brands, from startups to Fortune 10.  Ron has served in core IT (CIO org), Service Providers (CMO/Product and CTO org.), System Integrator (Big Four) with a solid track record of innovation in every role.

Currently at Equinix, Mr. Batra is a Fellow and Senior Director of Technology Innovation and Strategy. As a direct report to the CTO, his role entails shaping company strategy and advising the Senior Executive team  in key focus areas. Ron’s current focus is on Edge Computing and IoT, in addition to all things Cloud and Convergent Architectures.

Prior to Equinix, Mr. Batra was hired by AT&T to co-found and startup their Public Cloud Program.  As Product Head, he ran the Product Management function for 3 Public Cloud Products (IaaS and PaaS), with a growth of 25-30% CAGR, covering thousands of customers across Enterprise and Mid-Market segments.

Prior to AT&T, Mr. Batra served in Deloitte’s Oracle Practice in several roles, leading complex business and technology transformation for clients in North America.  As Deputy CTO of the Oracle alliance, he was the Chief Architect for Smart Grid Program for the Energy and Utilities vertical one of the earliest IoT use cases. He also co-founded the Middleware Center of Excellence.