Johnson Controls appoints Vijay Sankaran as new Chief Technology Officer
Johnson Controls has appointed Vijay Sankaran as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, a new role aimed at accelerating product software engineering development and expanding customer solutions through the OpenBlue digital platform.
Sankaran has held leadership roles in technology transformation across a spectrum of industries and most recently was Chief Information Officer and Head of Innovation at TD Ameritrade, with responsibility for digital strategy, customer platforms, software engineering, technology operations, cybersecurity, data management and analytics, and enterprise innovation.
“Vijay brings a wealth of strategic software experience to Johnson Controls and is ideally positioned to strengthen our solutions and market competitiveness through world-class software engineering,’ said George Oliver, Johnson Controls chairman and chief executive officer. “In this new, enterprise-wide chief technology officer role, Vijay and the software engineering team will accelerate our innovation, solve for unique customer outcomes and deliver for our customers on the key secular trends of sustainability, energy efficiency, and healthy, safe, and connected smart buildings.”
Prior to working at TD Ameritrade, Sankaran held executive roles at Ford Motor Company from 2001 to 2013, including IT Chief Technology Officer, Director of Application Development, as well as leadership roles in architecture, emerging technologies, data, and analytics, and enterprise transformation programs.
He holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. at Duke University Fuqua School of Business.