Venkatapathi “PV” Puvvada was elected a senior vice president by the Board of Directors in February 2015. In addition, PV was named president of Unisys Federal Systems — a role he held in an acting capacity since July 2014.
As president of Unisys Federal Systems, Venkatapathi is responsible for driving the company’s growth in the federal marketplace by providing innovative solutions in areas such as cloud computing, big data, unified communications, mobile applications and security.
Previously, Venkatapathi served as group vice president for the company’s federal civilian agency business since 2010. From 2005 to 2010, he was managing partner and chief technology officer for Unisys Federal Systems, overseeing the company’s federal solutions portfolio and service delivery excellence. Venkatapathi joined Unisys in 1992.
A vocal advocate of using technology to help federal agencies serve U.S. citizens, Venkatapathi has served in leadership positions at several technology-related industry groups and has won numerous awards for his contributions. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Professional Services Council, a group that advocates on behalf of the federal professional and technical services industry. In 2007-2008, he served as chair of the Industry Advisory Council, a public-private partnership organization dedicated to advancing government through the application of information technology.
Venkatapathi’s contributions have been recognized through numerous industry awards. He is a four-time winner of the Federal Computer Week Federal 100 Award, in 2015, 2008, 2005 and 2003. In 2013, media company Executive Mosaic inducted Venkatapathi into the Washington 100, a group of industry leaders “who drive growth at the intersection of the public and private sectors.” In 2010, he was named Government Contractor CTO Innovator of the Year in the large business category by the Northern Virginia Technology Council and Washington Technology magazine.
Venkatapathi holds a master’s in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.