Venkat Rao is a blogger, writer, independent management consultant, and executive coach. Over the last decade, he has worked in a variety of sectors including computing and software, retail, automotive, healthcare, chemicals, government, media, and investment. Rao’s consulting practice is developed and delivered in customized talks and interactive workshops on specific topics. He is the founder of the influential longform blog, Ribbonfarm, and the Breaking Smart technology analysis site. Venkat Rao has been working as an independent researcher since 2011.