Organizing committees

Diversity Job Fair :

  • Jagan Bukkaraju

    CGSG Inc

    Jagan Bukkaraju

    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.

  • Sreenivas Katragadda

    Alcatel-Lucent

    Sreenivas Katragadda

    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.
     

  • 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.

Leadership and Professional Networking :

  • Sundar Dittakavi

    Sundar Dittakavi

    Sundar Dittakavi is a seasoned IT professional with 30+ years of experience focusing on database, integration and in-memory technologies. Lead evaluation and implementation of the above technologies at multiple organizations such as DuPont, Honeywell, Coors, Grainger and Kraft Foods. Successfully implemented global SAP Business Intelligence solutions in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Sundar presented technical papers/sessions in SAP’s TechEd and ASUG-SAPHIRE conferences.

     

    Sundar has an MBA in Information systems and MS in Statistics. He has a passion for understanding the emerging technologies and finding a match to business requirements for better business decision making. His interests include training and career counselling.

     

    For a short time Sundar lead the SAP HANA COE at DMI Inc., before joining his current position as Sr. BI Manager with Kraft Foods, IL. Sundar is very active in volunteer and community development activities. He was President for Telugu Association of Greater Chicago in year 2011.

     

    He and his wife are proud of their daughter in Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and son in Kelly School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Chicago South Asian Women's Conference :

  • 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.

  • Radha Balwani

    DeVry Education Group

    Radha Balwani

    Radha Balwani works on promoting her business through social media and enjoys working with clients. She considers herself a community service champion and volunteers on various school and cultural committees to help make a difference. Radha serves as the vice-president of a parent organization and works with the local school district that focuses on programs for gifted and talented students. She has a B.S. degree in Accounting and currently works with DeVry Education Group.

  • Poonam Khullar

    HR Professional Chamberlain College of Nursing

    Poonam Khullar

    Poonam has worked in healthcare compliance for the last 10 years. She is a HR professional and has a bachelor’s degree in political science. She currently works as a compliance officer with the Chamberlain College of nursing. She enjoys reading and listening to music.

  • Kavitha Premanand

    Biomedical Professional Abbott Diagnostics Division

    Kavitha Premanand

    Kavitha is a biomedical professional and a product development expert in clinical chemistry at Abbott Diagnostics Division, IL. She has over 16 years of experience in regenerative medicine (stem cells) and biomedical diagnostics in clinical and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to Abbott, Kavitha served as a project lead at Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago managing Federal-funded bio-defence projects that discovered “novel drug delivery strategies to regenerate kidney tissues using state-of-the-art stem cell technologies”. She has several research publications and presentations to her credit. Kavitha is a NABL-certified (nationally-accredited biochemistry laboratories) technologist and has served in several onsite audits. She has a Master’s degree in Clinical Biochemistry and a Clinical Project Management certificate from Graham School of Management, University of Chicago, IL. She lives in Naperville, IL with her husband and two sons.

  • Chaya Setty

    Global Director Underwriters Laboratories

    Chaya Setty

    Chaya Setty is the Global Director of M&A Integrations within Consumer Business Unit within Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. She is responsible to ensure all integrations with the acquired companies are successful in meeting UL’s growth strategy.  She is also the Program Owner for the UL Verified Mark, a one-of-a-kind mark launched by UL to validate Marketing Claims by manufacturers. Recently, she lead Consumer Business Unit in the implementation of Oracle ERP system that involved over 20 modules of Oracle. Chaya holds a M.Sc. (Hons) degree in Physics from Punjab University, India. She also holds an E.I.T. certification from State of Illinois.  She has completed ULs Executive Leadership Programs from Yale School of Management.

  • Shahana Khan

    Shahana Khan

    Shahana is passionate about early childhood learning. She is an active volunteer for various learning activities at her kids' schools. She is a chair for few parent committees and volunteers for various school activities at local school district. With her passion and drive for science and technology, she finds herself as a regular judge at various Science Fair competitions and encourages budding scientists. Shahana holds a M.S. in Biotechnology. In her free time Shahana enjoys reading and nature photography. She lives in Aurora, IL with her husband and two kids.
  • Sunitha Rachapalli

    Application Delivery Manager Capgemini Inc.

    Sunitha Rachapalli

    Sunitha Rachapalli is an Application Delivery Manager at Nokia working with Capgemini Inc. from over 10 years.  She has been involved in voluntary services and co-chaired in various community organizations like TAGC, American Telugu Association and Chicago Andhra Association with their activities related to women. Her passion is to dedicate more personal time in innovation and women entrepreneurship through networking, partnering and learning from others.

Business and Enterpreneurial Conference :

  • 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.

Leadership and Technology Conference - Dallas :

  • 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.

  • Murali Tummala

    Murali Tummala

     

     
    Murali Tummala currently works as Lead Sofware Engineer at Thomson Reuters.  In his role he supports Tax-Runtime software. Murali has B.Tech from Mysore University, MS & Ph.D from IIT Bombay, and severed as a student leader during his stay at IIT Bombay.   Murali is an active volunteer at Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple Frisco, TX, where he organizes weekly music and dance programs.   He currently holds leadership roles at DYCUSA & YogaSangeeta non-profit organizations.  He lives in Frisco, TX with his wife laxmi and two kids.
  • Sumanth Yarra

    Sumanth Yarra

    Sumanth Yarra is Senior Enterprise Integration Architect at RealPage Inc, where he is responsible for building an Enterprise Integration Strategy to bring business agility, reduce integration cost, and provide quality data. Currently, he is working with various teams in the organization and vendor to standardize middleware tools and help build a centralized Integration team.  In the past, Sumanth held various roles with increasing responsibilities over the past 18 years in Enterprise Integration Architecture, Enterprise Architecture, Consulting, Customer account management, Quality Assurance, Product Development at Dell, Nike, Informatica and Nortel. Sumanth holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Texas at Dallas. He also holds a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University, India.

  • Anil Saldana

    Red Hat Inc

    Anil Saldana

    Anil Saldhana works as the lead security architect for middleware at Red Hat Inc. He is active in technology and open source. He has a MS in Computer Science from University of Illinois. At IACS, he is active in technology and social media outreach.

  • Surya Teja Vemulapalli

    Surya Teja Vemulapalli

Job Portal Coordination :

  • 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.  

Digital Assets Management :

  • 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.

  • Anil Saldana

    Red Hat Inc

    Anil Saldana

    Anil Saldhana works as the lead security architect for middleware at Red Hat Inc. He is active in technology and open source. He has a MS in Computer Science from University of Illinois. At IACS, he is active in technology and social media outreach.

Event Logistics Support :

  • Kalyan Medikundam

    Allstate

    Kalyan Medikundam

Media Release and Newsletters :

  • Karthik Kandamuri

    Karthik Kandamuri

Corporate, Social and Technical organization partnerships :

  • Niraj Rami

    Niraj Rami

  • 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.

  • Gowri Natarajan

    Gowri Natarajan

    Gowri Natarajan is a Strategic Operations Manager with W.W. Grainger. She is also a visiting faculty at Devry University. Gowri is adynamic business leader with a proven record or strong, profitable results. Her resume is comprised of 10 years’ experience leading cross-functional and multi-disciplinary teams in strategic planning, operations, innovation, and channel distribution; expert in strategy creation and partner program development. Gowri currently leads a $40M P&L portfolio where she brings a great combination of strong technical and analytical skills, coupled with solid marketing/sales business knowledge, a collaborative style, and an unmatched drive to deliver. She has received numerous awards W.W. Grainger for performance at Grainger and plays the role of mentor and coach to several internal employees. Gowri is a double degree Major - MBA from Northern Illinois University, MS in Engineering from M K University.

Mentoring :

  • Lakshmi Nagamohan

    Adhya Consulting Inc Program Administrator

    Lakshmi Nagamohan

    Program Administrator

    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.

  • Nageswaran Vaidyanathan

    CIO Danske Bank Program Advisor

    Nageswaran Vaidyanathan

    Program Advisor

    Nag is currently CIO of Personal Banking for Danske Bank accountable for Mobile banking, Mobile Pay, Cards processing, security and Advice and Sales functions. The work is executed globally and serves and supports customers in the Nordics and UK.

    Prior to the current role Nag was a senior director with Allstate Insurance Company’s Connected Consumer Engineering team.  Vaidyanathan was responsible for leading a global team that engineers and develops an open Application Program Interface (API) platform, websites and mobile applications.  Vaidyanathan’s accountability included supporting the Connected Consumer roadmap involving crowd sourcing and technology contests, known as blitzes, with academia and external developers; an evolving, highly strategic, multi-million dollar initiative for the company.

    Earlier Vaidyanathan was senior director with Product Technology.  He was accountable for the completion of the point of sale system catering to more than 15,000 Allstate exclusive agents and their staff, 1,200 independent agents, call centers, and other business units to be able to bind, quote and endorse policies across multiple product lines.  Vaidyanathan was also responsible for retiring Allstate’s 30-year-old legacy point of sale system; work that involved more than 600 resources in multiple continents and was completed per plan.

    Before joining Product Technology, Vaidyanathan was a senior director in Claims Technology, where he led day-to-day operations and solution design of Claims capabilities for the Claims platform.  He fostered the development of a state-of-the-art Claims management system, including back-office payment processing and operational controls, enterprise application integration, reporting, dashboards and analytics capabilities and electronic signature

    Vaidyanathan is the technology organization’s leader in the Allstate Cultural Transformation initiative.. Outside of work, he volunteers for Chicago’s Pratham, a non-profit organization core team involved in helping underprivileged children in India with basic education. Vaidyanathan is on the leadership panel for the Advisory Board of Indo American Community Services (IACS), helping students and entrepreneurs professionally through formal mentoring programs.

    Vaidyanathan received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a Master of Technology in India.  He also received a Master in Business Administration from DePaul University.

Atlanta South Asian Women's Conference Committee :

  • Lakshmi Nagamohan

    Adhya Consulting Inc Executive Committee Member

    Lakshmi Nagamohan

    Executive Committee Member

    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.

  • Katyanani Dave

    Katyanani Dave

    Katyayani is a Business Analyst by profession. She believes in women’s empowerment and has worked as a volunteer for various organizations that aim to create equal opportunities for women to help make a difference. Katyayani has extensive experience in areas like teaching, business analysis and volunteering and has contributed extensively in these areas for the past 10 years. She has a Master’sdegree in Interdisciplinary Technology from Eastern Michigan University and a Master’s degree in Sociology from Indiana State University and is fluent in Gujarati, Hindi and English. She lives in Alpharetta with her husband and daughter. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, traveling, yoga and reading.

  • Anuradha Sundaram

    Anuradha Sundaram

    Anu comes from a family of educators and believes than an educated woman is an empowered woman. She seeks out opportunities to widen her horizons, and having lived in four continents she had an unique opportunity to do that. 'Connecting people' is her motto and she strives to get like-minded women together, to motivate, support and inspire each other. Event and travel coordination are her passion and her family and friends reach out to her frequently for ideas. Her educational background include a Bachelors's degree in Economics, Media and Communication, and she pursued her post graduate degrees in Healthcare management and Registered Nursing in the USA.  In her spare time she enjoys teaching voice lessons to kids and volunteering in her local public schools.

  • Selvi Sankar

    Solution Architect Volkswagen Group

    Selvi Sankar

    Selvi is an experienced IT professional, currently working as a Solution Architect with Volkswagen Group of America. She is passionate about working for women’s equal rights and empowerment. She has been supporting WorldVision organization for many years by sponsoring for a girl in Romania. Her long term goal is to partner with an organization which would provide hands-on opportunities to help local communities. She is an avid reader, hiking enthusiast, beginner in 3D Printing and Photography.

  • Prema Rajan

    Director HR Ecovue Solutions

    Prema Rajan

    Prema has a Masters in Personnel Management, she lives in Cumming, GA, with her husband and 2 daughters. She enjoys music and dabbling in arts. 

  • Sunitha Davis

    Sunitha Davis

    Sunita worked in the IT industry as a developer in Siebel CRM for many years before taking a break to raise her two boys. As a mom to a kid with Autism, Sunita strives to educate parents about accepting and dealing with Autism. She supports the cause and truly believes that there needs to be more emphasis on what a child can do instead of what he/she cannot do. Sunita lives in Cumming, GA with her husband and 2 kids.

  • Vidya Sukumaran

    SAP Consultant AGCO Corporation

    Vidya Sukumaran

    Vidya has over 13 years of experience and has worked in the USA, India, UK, Europe, Japan, and Malaysia. She has a Bachelors in Engineering from University of Madras. With differences in culture, traditions and expectations existing in every community and organization, Vidya believes that survival is in one’s attitude and that anyone can overcome and adapt given the right help. As a mother of two boys, she spends her spare time gardening and traveling. 

  • Sujatha Narayanan

    PMO/Account Director Adecco

    Sujatha Narayanan

    Sujatha is a HR/MSP professional. She believes in women’s empowerment and has worked as a volunteer for various organizations like Balavihar, Tamil School and public school events that aim to create equal opportunities for women. She lives in Cumming, GA with her husband and kids. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, traveling and exercising.


  • Kayal Muthusamy

    Senior IT Manager Amdocs

    Kayal Muthusamy

    Kayal has over a decade of experience in IT with the last 8 years in management positions leading IT teams, with focus on effective leadership and development, client management including transformation programs. She has received several accolades from her clients and has been awarded the ‘2015 Women Achievers Award’ for North America by Amdocs. She has also set up a few ventures in India in the e-commerce and IT domains.  Kayal is an MBA from the Georgia State University. She is passionate about spending time with her two boys and making a meaningful difference to society.

Copyrights ©2014 Indo American Community Services. All Rights Reserved