Ramki Uppuluri is a hands-on program manager with an extensive working knowledge of business processes, operating systems, enterprise applications, and Internet technologies. An electrical engineer by qualification, his experience spans more than 30 years across a variety of industries such as IT consulting for the U.S. federal government and NATO; telecommunications; business consulting; supply chain planning and execution; and industrial engineering operations in manufacturing, distribution, and logistics.
He has been with CITI for more than 12 years, and has supported the company in its project/program management; business/product development; sales; and marketing functions. Until taking on the role of Vice President, Identity Management Business Unit, Mr. Uppuluri was a Program Manager with the Net-Centric Diplomacy task for the U.S. Department of State. In this role, he supported program and project management; software development; training; and the marketing/outreach activities of this prestigious initiative involving over 95 countries over a period of five years.
Mr. Uppuluri is leading efforts at CITI to develop large scale identity management and credentialing solutions that combine biometrics, business intelligence, and data warehousing/mining technologies. These solutions support large-scale programs related to First Responder Authentication Cards, Machine Readable Travel Documents, Voter Registration Cards, and National ID Cards.
A Certified Biometrics Professional from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Mr. Uppuluri holds a M.S. degree in Engineering Management from the University of Maryland, an M.S. degree in Plant Engineering and Management from J. N. T. University (Hyderabad, India), and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Kakatiya University (Warangal, India). He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) with the Delaware Association of Professional Engineers.