2024 Influential Mainframers

This month, Planet Mainframe celebrates influential mainframers nominated by the community. The field benefits from their efforts in making the mainframe what it is today and working towards the mainframe of tomorrow.

Today we showcase a leader and innovator in cybersecurity in the mainframe software sphere

Ravi Patil

Director, Cybersecurity and Compliance, Broadcom

Durham, North Carolina USA

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Ravi Patil serves as the Director of Cybersecurity and Compliance at Broadcom’s Mainframe Software Division, a position underpinned by a distinguished 22-year IT tenure that traverses product management, marketing, strategy, and consulting. His experience includes vital roles at CA Technologies/Broadcom, IBM, and Ford Motor Company/Visteon. At the latter, his ingenuity in mechanical engineering led to innovations in fuel system components and manufacturing process efficiencies for global vehicle platforms.

Patil’s academic foundation is as robust, with a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an MBA from the University of Michigan. His expertise is not limited to his direct industry involvement; he extends his influence on the airwaves as the host and creator of “Institrve – True stories about MIT: A trove of wonder, discovery, and madness,” a podcast that delves into the lore of his alma mater.

Patil is a visionary who understands mainframe software’s profound legacy and potential. “Mainframe software may become the first software to be in continuous use for 100 years!” he decries. “This is a testament to the enduring value of the platform and the incredible vision and dedication of the entire mainframe ecosystem.”

Beyond his executive responsibilities, Patil has become a resonant voice advocating for robust cybersecurity measures. He understands that in an era where digital threats loom large, cybersecurity’s role is more critical than ever. His approach to technology is holistic, recognizing technology as a strategic instrument that requires careful and knowledgeable application.

As a storyteller and thought leader, Ravi Patil inspires with his insights on the confluence of technology, humanity, and forward momentum. His efforts in guiding organizations towards cybersecurity resilience are pivotal to safeguarding the future of businesses.

Those who have witnessed Patil’s presentations, such as his keynote at SHARE Orlando, can attest to his capacity to engage and enlighten. Ravi Patil continues to shape the future of mainframe security with his blend of extensive experience, profound insight, and unwavering passion, urging the industry to harness the transformative power of technology responsibly and effectively.