Dr. Venkata Achanti leads Capgemini’s North America Microsoft Azure Cloud Services Practice. He led the effort to setup and operationalize Capgemini’s Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) in Columbia where his team focused on creating a work force of the future with innovation and expertise in Cloud, Digital Customer Experience, Intelligent Automation and Cybersecurity areas. He is passionate about connecting Columbia community and Universities with Capgemini as a choice employer in the market.

With over 21 years of experience, Venkata specializes in building collaborative teams, developing digital business solutions, delivering enterprise-wide business and IT capabilities, and adding value to the customers through technology transformations. He has worked with customers extensively in telecom, cable, media and entertainment and high tech industries.

Venkata holds a Ph.D. in Mineral Engineering from West Virginia University and M.Tech. in Mining Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. Venkata received his B.Tech. in Mining Engineering from Osmania University, India. He is based in greater Atlanta area.