Chief Digital and Information Officer
Ganesh Jayaram is Chief Digital and Information Officer. He is responsible for all technology efforts, including software development, infrastructure, operations and security. In this role, Ganesh provides leadership, vision and direction for American’s technology organization supporting both technical and business strategic objectives. His organization provides the roadmap that defines the role technology plays in customer and team member experiences and drives the next-generation strategic initiatives, including transition to the cloud, advanced analytics, machine learning, and the advancement of DevOps tools and principles.
Prior to joining American, Ganesh was the Chief Information Officer for Deere & Company where he led the organization’s information technology since 2016. He spent more than 15 years at Deere, holding several key leadership roles, including Vice President of Information Technology, Vice President of Sales and Marketing – Asia and sub-Saharan Africa and Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Business Development. Prior to Deere & Company, Ganesh served as Vice President of Business Development for the Water Quality Group at Danaher Corporation. Before that, he served as Director, Corporate Development for Canon Inc, USA and spent the previous six years with the Boston Consulting Group in Chicago and India.
Ganesh earned a Bachelor of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, and a doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University.