In his role as Chief Technology Officer, Venki Rao leads all aspects of the CAS Technology Division and the American Chemical Society Technology Shared Services, supporting a full range of technology-related activities.
New to CAS in 2017, Venki spent 16 years with General Electric and most recently held the position of Global Chief Information Officer in the Automations and Controls Division, leading all aspects of the digital transformation for the business.
Prior to joining GE, Venki was the Principal Director for Software Services at Calico Commerce, Inc. He has also worked at BDO Siedman, LLP as a Technology Consulting Practice Leader and at Prudential Healthcare as Regional IT Manager. His experience spans all facets of eBusiness, Monitoring & Diagnostics, Software R&D, Product Management, Energy Management Solutions and Enterprise Solutions for the Insurance, Healthcare, Utilities and Accounting industries.
Venki received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics/geology from Osmania University, India, an MBA degree with specialization in Management Information Systems from De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines, and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Florida Tech in Melbourne, FL. He is also Six-Sigma green belt certified. Venki has received CIO Magazine’s Top 100 CIOs award in 2013 and Computerworld’s Premier 100 Technology Leaders award in 2014.