Executive committee

  • Sreenivas Katragadda

    Alcatel-Lucent President

    Sreenivas Katragadda

    President

    SreenivasKatragadda is currently serving as President of Indo-American Community Services and was one of the founders of the organization. Sreenivas has held many leadership positions in both professional and community based non-profit organizations, in which he demonstrated his passion and energy in advancing Asian American causes in particular, and humanitarian causes in general.

    Sreenivas has been working at Alcatel-Lucent in Professional Services in Naperville since 1997.  He served as President of Asian American Association for Advancement (4A), an Employee Business Partner Association at Alcatel-Lucent from 2008 to 2011. Prior to working at Alcatel-Lucent, Sreenivas was Vice President of Management Information  Systems at Group Insurance Administration-PPO, Inc. for 9 years, managing their IT and Development departments.  Sreenivas has Masters in Computer science. He is married and has two sons and one daughter.
     

  • Jagan Bukkaraju

    CGSG Inc Secretary

    Jagan Bukkaraju

    Secretary

    Jagan is VP of consulting at CGSG Inc helping clients to implement and support ERP solutions. Jagan has a Masters in Computer Science from Alabama A&M University and MBA Northern Illinois University. He lives in Hoffman Estates, IL with is wife and daughter.

  • Ramesh Garapaty

    AT&T

    Ramesh Garapaty

    Ramesh currently works as a Principal of Technology Solutions Management at AT&T. In his current role, he is responsibile for Information technology Strategy, Planning and Financial Engineering for Voice and Collaboration Product Suite within Enterprise Business Solutions market. In the past he has led various initiatives for Emerging Business Markets in the API Realization & Platform transformation domain. Ramesh brings in over 20 years of experience in Information technology area.

    Ramesh held previous roles at AT&T as a Principal - Architecture, Senior Technical Director and Technical Lead. He has led several teams in development, infrastructure, architecture and business process improvements within AT&T Consumer markets, Business & Network Solutions.

    Ramesh holds a B.Tech from Kakatiya University, India, M.S from Lamar University, Texas and an M.B.A with distinction from Depaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in Chicago.

    Ramesh actively volunteers and held leadership positions at several community organizations. Ramesh lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife Sirisha and two kids.

    @ IACS

    Ramesh is responsible for Technology & Digital Asset Strategy & Management which includes technology selection and implementation. His primary focus is to expand and accelerate capabilities of all IACS digital assets to provide a consistent user experience through all digital channels.
  • Satyender Goel

    HealthLNK Northwestern University

    Satyender Goel

    Satyender is a research faculty and Director of HealthLNK at Northwestern University. He has more than 10 years of experience in informatics and advanced modeling techniques. He leverages his technical knowledge and tech transfer experience in sourcing new avenues, to build a strong and sustained Health IT resource for Chicagoans. His experience with Innovation and New Ventures Office, Office of Corporate Relations, and Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University bring him the ease of spinning off ideas in to a product/company. His start-ups portfolio includes two healthcare based companies, and one B2B finance management company in US and abroad. Satyender has completed a certificate program in Kellogg School of Management; possess masters in chem-informatics from The University of Manchester, UK and a PhD in Chemistry from University of Central Florida, USA.

  • Balu Kadiyala

    Balu Kadiyala

    Balu Kadiyala is an entrepreneur, a veteran information technology professional and a father of two girls living in Chicago area for 15 years. Balu is the founder of SchoolRush, and co-founded BrainAttack App and ShareMyCare.com. Before venturing on his own, he served in executive positions at Affirmative Insurance Holdings, Freddie Mac and Sears. Balu helps IACS organize  professional networking and career development events.

  • Praveen Medikundam

    International Legal and Business Services Group LLP

    Praveen Medikundam

    Praveen has Law Degree from Temple Law School in Philadelphia. He practices U.S Immigration and New York Corporate Law. In addition to his license to practice law in New York, USA and India, he holds Chartered Company Secretary membership in the UK & India. Praveen and his wife Haripriya are practicing attorneys and live in Elgin, IL with his two daughters.

  • Lakshmi Nagamohan

    Adhya Consulting Inc

    Lakshmi Nagamohan

    Lakshmi is President of Adhya Consulting Inc. a company that delivers consulting solutions and training in Oracle ERP. She manages day-to-day operations of the company that include client management, administration, accounting, finance and taxation. 

    Lakshmi has over 15 years of experience in areas like publishing, event management and human resources. She worked as a business journalist in India for various publications including the ICFAI - Analyst Magazine. She later founded Adhyaa, a company specializing in providing content for corporates and worked with companies like Satyam and Confederation of Indian Industry in India and IT companies in Singapore. She has extensive event management experience and has managed several events like faculty development programs, management seminars and award ceremonies. 

    Lakshmi was instrumental in setting up the Career Assessment and Guidance Center for Polaris Management Services. She headed the recruitment division and also handled corporate training sessions on individual effectiveness and self-development.

    Lakshmi has a Master’s degree in Commerce from Osmania University, India. She has excellent organization skills and a good flair for communication. She is fluent in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. Lakshmi lived in Singapore before moving to the United States in 2003.

  • Dave (Diwakar) Reddy

    Novelsoft

    Dave (Diwakar) Reddy

    Dave brings over two decades of experience in supporting diversity at the mid and senior levels of corporations, organizations and government in the U.S. and Canada. Dave’s specialization is in recruiting and placement of technology professionals in Information Technology Architecture, Infrastructure, Application Development, and Operations. Beginning in 2010, his staffing focus has shifted towards Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Big Data and Analytics disciplines.

    Dave continually dedicates his efforts and commitment to finding the right opportunity for each professional he works with and finding the right professional for each of his clients. Dave utilizes his senior level executive search and management consulting experience to help build leadership teams for organizations in a broad range of industries.

    Dave holds a Master’s Degree in Business administration from the Bangalore University and holds several certifications in Human Resources and HR Development. His passions include career counselling and community volunteering.  

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