Archana Vemulapalli, OCTO
Ms. Archana Vemulapalli was nominated to serve as the District's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) by Mayor Muriel Bowser on January 12, 2016. She was confirmed by the DC Council on April 5, 2016.
Prior to joining OCTO, Ms. Vemulapalli was Chief Technology Officer for Pristine Environments where she helped business leaders use technology as an enabler. 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.