At IBM Watson, Pavan serves as Director of Content, responsible for driving content strategy, partnering with content owners, and identifying new opportunities for cognitive content products.
Prior to Watson, Pavan was the Chief Innovation Officer at Aptara, where he advised CXOs and Publishing Houses on the next evolution of content. He began his career as a banker at JP Morgan, then founded six tech startups which eventually led him to venture capital.
Pavan spends his spare time investing in technology start-ups and advising existing cutting-edge tech companies on growth strategies. He also serves as an advisor to hedge funds and private equity firms on content technology opportunities, and was a digital innovation consultant to McGraw-Hill, the World Bank, and the Library of Congress. Pavan graduated from Johns Hopkins and London School of Economics. @pavan_arora