U.S. Region CIO
Wacker Chemical Corporation
Raj Polanki is an accomplished IT Executive with an illustrious career spanning over two decades, characterized by continuous growth and escalating responsibilities in senior IT leadership. He is an ardent advocate of professional development, and his impressive array of qualifications includes an MBA, PMP, CISSP, CGEIT, CISA, CISP, ITIL, TOGAF, COBIT, SAFe, as well as SAP and Microsoft Certifications. With a proven track record across diverse domains such as consulting, strategic planning, enterprise architecture, and project/portfolio management, Raj has carved a niche for himself. His specialization lies in the seamless implementation and management of transformative technologies, including SAP S/4 HANA, Salesforce, Cloud solutions, AI/ML, IoT, Data Science/Analytics, Automation, and comprehensive business transformation. His expertise is deeply rooted in driving operational efficiency and fostering innovation. Raj's academic achievements include an MBA from the prestigious Ross Business School and an Advanced Executive Certificate from MIT Sloan. In recognition of his profound insights and contributions to the field, he holds membership in the esteemed Forbes Technology Council and various other CIO Councils. Additionally, Raj is an accomplished author and a captivating keynote speaker, sharing his wealth of knowledge and experiences with audiences worldwide.