Priti Rao

Vice President & Head - Pune Development Center
Infosys Technologies Limited

Priti Rao is Vice President at Infosys and heads the Infosys Development Center in Pune. She also heads the Infrastructure Management Services business unit at Infosys. The unit offers IT infrastructure service management consulting services and datacentre, networks and application management services.

As head of IMS unit, she is responsible for planning and executing significant growth, manage customer relationships, overseeing delivery excellence of projects being executed and manage risks effectively. In addition to being the IMS head, Priti is also a development center head for Pune, one of the largest development centers of Infosys. She is member of Management council, Security Council and Process council for Infosys and has participated in various organizational initiatives right from PCMM implementation, improving employee satisfaction, ISO 14001 certification etc.

Priti has 19 years + experience in various capacities in the software field. She has been instrumental in starting and scaling up some of the large relationships for Infosys and has headed Europe software delivery at Infosys. She has won several excellence awards and has been recognized as IT woman of the year 2002 by Computer Society of India.

Prior to joining Infosys, Priti worked with Larsen & Tubro Infotech Limited, a subsidiary of Larsen & Tubro, from 1987 to 1997. She was responsible for the setting up their development center in Chennai, for software exports.

Priti holds a postgraduate degree in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and has published research papers in software engineering.

(Profile as on August 12, 2005)