Madhu Garlanka has over twenty years of progressive experience in the information technology industry, then highlighting a proven track record in software product delivery in finance, telecom, and healthcare. Experienced in implementing agile software methodology and processes for iterative, rapid software delivery, she builds strong teams, implements organizational and process improvements that ensure the on-time and on-budget delivery of software products.
She is a mentor, a people-first leader and has a knack for simplifying the most complex problems. Separate from her passion for deep technology, Madhu Garlanka is a strong advocate for social upliftment through “Education for Everyone” and women empowerment. She is a founder of a non-profit organization (Next Step Foundation) delivering education and free meals to over 300 underprivileged students.
She holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Darden Business School, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA and Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science.
Sudhakar Garlanka is the founder of multiple technology and energy companies in the US, China and India. He has handled multi-million dollar projects at clients including Amtrak, Common Securitization Solutions, IRS, Fannie Mae. His management style combines understanding changing technology trends and the ability to build high-performance teams to execute projects and provide clients the right technology solutions.
Mr. Garlanka is an alum of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He also has a Masters degree in Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and over fifteen years of experience in the Information Technology sector.
KATHLEEN C. O’LEARY
ADVISOR – STRATEGY & MARKETING
Kathleen C.O’Leary, for the first decade of her career, she worked in the commercial real estate sector managing international supply chain, construction operations, and business development strategy. Since 2012, Katie has focused on serving emerging and high-growth firms in their efforts to commercialize innovative services and technologies. She has worked for a private equity firm focusing investments in renewable power generation, with a government contractor bringing to market an IoT energy efficiency & security solution, a big data/AI solution provider of an open-source business intelligence serving multinational customers across North American & Europe and an innovative cybersecurity firm based in Tel Aviv. Most recently, she served as a strategy consultant with Allwyn during the development of their ingenious property data solution, OneRoof, and is excited about the growth ahead as this product is now ready for wide-spread market adoption!
Katie is a Washington DC native, proudly holds a BS and MS in Biology from James Madison University, as well as an MBA from the Darden School at UVA. Katie serves on the advisory board of Young Life’s Eastern Division, as a leader at National Community Church and is active in Darden’s Women’s Initiative and DC Alumni chapter.
LEAD, EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES (AI, IoT)
Swathi Young has over 15+ years of technology experience, she has led 100+ projects globally – Belgium, India and the United States for companies like Amtrak, GE, Oracle and SunGard. She helped launched web, mobile and SaaS applications that brought in revenue of over $300 million.
She is slightly obsessed with using emerging technologies and help busy executives keep abreast with the latest trends in tech like AI, machine learning, Blockchain and IoT. This led her to be the founder of DC Emerging Technologies, a 1500+ member strong community of innovators in technology and business.
She recently launched a machine learning cyber-security product and is a leading speaker about ethical design in Artificial Intelligence applications.
Her forte lies in connecting the dots between product strategy + customer experience + technology solutions.
VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Sidney Barthelemy, a seasoned development executive based in New Orleans. Sidney has served the greater New Orleans Metro area through infrastructure development and charitable involvement.
DIRECTOR ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT
Dana leads Account Management by developing and cultivating industry relationships and ensuring customer satisfaction. Dana holds an MPA and a Master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Marist College. Her background spans a wide spectrum of areas including marketing, content development and recruitment. Dana’s communication style and her people driven approach enable her to work well with all levels within an organization and provide excellent service to our customers.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT PRACTICE LEAD
Thomas Weeks IT Project Manager with over 20 years of successfully managing multi-million dollar technology projects. Varied experience coordinating in-house, outsourced, and vendor resources to accomplish specified objects and achieve project goals. Track record of proven success in diverse technology areas, armed with a wide-ranging background in planning, development, innovation, and integrating cutting-edge and cost-effective business solutions, complemented with outstanding management skills to lead, mentor, and motivate high-caliber information systems teams.
AGILE PRACTICE LEAD
Rajani Kopparapu is a passionate Agile realist, organizational change advocate, corporate cultural renovator, customer ambassador with over 12 years of experience in agile and 20 years in IT project management. She has previously served as an Enterprise Agile Coach Directorate delivering Agile Transformational services to Defense Homeland Security, Defense Health Agency, Veteran Administration, DARPA, US Postal Services, CISCO, Freddie Mac, Northrop Grumman and CISCO Systems. She volunteers to inspire young girls to pursue Computer Science in her free time.
RUPEN S. PHILLOURA
AVIATION PRACTICE LEAD
Rupen Philloura is a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a major in Aviation Business Administration. He brings two decades of Transportation Operations expertise with a track record of providing end-to-end leadership for medium to large airports. He is an avid aviator and technology entrepreneur.