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As SVP Solutions, Prasad oversees the Solutions team, comprised of experienced solution architects and subject matter experts. In addition to Solutions, he is also responsible for the firm’s partnerships and innovation functions.
Prior to joining SDI, Prasad worked for Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the business development lead for the finance and administration vertical, where he spearheaded business growth efforts focused on state and local governments. In that role, Prasad launched and grew a multi-million-dollar finance and administration vertical by addressing customers’ transformational business challenges, including the migration from on premises to cloud.
Prior to AWS, Prasad was the chief of statewide systems at the State of Illinois, leading the enterprise applications and architecture team. There, he reported to the state CIO and drove major digital government transformation initiatives. His efforts supported the formation of a new agency, the Department of Innovation & Technology and the launch of statewide IT governance and major enterprise systems like Enterprise Resource Planning.
Before working with Illinois, Prasad spent 17 years at Oracle, in a variety of roles. Highlights of his work there include management of complex technology/business initiatives, a $16M consulting services department and a $25M IT portfolio of diverse technologies and market verticals. He also helped implement innovative new law enforcement IT systems with the Chicago Police Department and the Illinois State Police, managed the implementation of an Oracle portal for a health sciences company and managed, as part of the PMO, the largest PeopleSoft implementation at that time for the City University of New York (CUNY).
Prasad received his BS in engineering from Andhra University and an MS in engineering from Michigan State University. He is a frequent blogger and industry speaker and has recently participated in notable roundtable discussions.
Connect with Prasad on LinkedIn.