Fireside Chat with Archana Vemulapalli

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Event

Fireside Chat with Archana Vemulapalli

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Event

About this event

Join us for a candid conversation with Archana Vemulapalli, recently nominated as DC's Chief Technological Officer by Mayor Muriel Bowser.

The Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) of DC was founded in 1998 as "central technology organization of the District of Columbia Government." OCTO develops, implements, and maintains the District’s technology infrastructure; develops and implements major enterprise applications; establishes and oversees technology policies and standards for the District; provides technology services and support for District agencies, and develops technology solutions to improve services to businesses, residents and visitors in all areas of District government.

Prior to joining OCTO, Ms. Vemulapalli was Chief Technology Officer for Pristine Environments where she helped business leaders use technology as an enabler. She was responsible for the company’s IT strategy and transforming the company’s technology solutions offering in the market. In this position, she demonstrated technology leadership by developing and executing IT strategies to promote organizational growth and ensuring optimal utilization of emerging technologies. Ms. Vemulapalli also operated a successful technology and strategy consulting practice in Washington DC.

Previously, she spent years as a technology strategy consultant at global consulting firms such as Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte Consulting and Lucent Technologies etc.

Ms. Vemulapalli has a master’s degree in Leadership from McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, a master’s degree in Telecommunications from the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in Engineering from the University of Madras.

Ms. Vemulapalli is the recipient of Washington Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business 2015 award. Ms. Vemulapalli was selected to participate in Leadership Greater Washington Class of 2015 and Women in Technology’s Leadership Foundry Class of 2014. Ms. Vemulapalli serves on the Trustees Council of Penn Women at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a NACD Board Governance Fellow.

Ms. Vemulapalli resides in the District with her husband and son.​

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