Venkat Venkataraman, CTO and EVP of Engineering at Bloom Energy, has more than 35 years of experience in chemical process design and optimization. He leads the development of highly efficient and low cost Bloom Energy Servers using Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Technology. During his tenure at Bloom, he led the company through many technological breakthroughs bringing SOFC technology from early stages of development to a very matured state enabling deployment of highly efficient commercial systems. Prior to joining Bloom Energy, Venkat was a Principal Technologist at Aspen Technology, Inc. where he led the commercial development of high end design, simulation and optimization software for the chemical and petrochemical industries. Venkat is a winner of AIChE award in the area of chemical process optimization, and holds a Ph.D in chemical engineering from Clarkson University.