This award is given to those who have been educated at some of the top universities across the country and later went on to contribute to the vast field of information technology. Their expertise and vision have led to measurable and notable success for the organizations they serve.
Alumni Spotlight is pleased to announce The Top 50 University Alumni in Information Technology of 2022. Whether leading a specialized IT services firm or a well-established global player, this year’s awardees are the movers and shakers of the industry. This award is given to those who have been educated at some of the top universities across the country and later went on to contribute to the vast field of information technology. Their expertise and vision have led to measurable and notable success to the organizations they serve.
Among this year’s awardees is Al Hamid, Global Chief Technology Officer for IBM, who has spent the past two decades with the company leading in the development of emerging technologies; Andrew Gilman, Chief Marketing Officer of NWN Carousel, who over the past 3 years has transformed and positioned the national technology company into a powerhouse doubling revenue in 2021; and Dwayne Allen, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Unisys, an innovation catalyst, and transformation specialist who is dedicated to reimagining the future of disruptive digital and IT strategies.
We applaud this group of individuals for their achievements and success. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of The Top 50 University Alumni in Information Technology of 2022.
Co-Founder & President, Kaygen
University of California, Los Angeles
Rashmi Chaturvedi is the Co-Founder and President of Kaygen. She has over 25 years of technology industry experience assisting multinationals with their business transformation initiatives. She co-founded KAYGEN in 2003 to assist businesses with their digital transformation initiatives by providing data-driven solutions to customers globally. Kaygen’s business purpose is to meet the critical technology talent shortages its global clients face and provide them with the opportunity to create a sustainable competitive advantage through Kaizen. The inspiration for the Kaygen name came from Kaizen which stands for continuous improvement, and she embodies this business philosophy in all processes to create efficiencies in company operations and employee productivity. Kaygen’s compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) is 48.36% over the last 5 years, including 2020 during the peak of COVID. The company grew 57% in 2021, and it expects an 80% growth in 2022. Expansion has followed this growth with the opening of two more offices in the Asia Pacific region in India. Year-over-year talent growth from 2020 to 2021 has increased by more than 200% from 60 to 250 talented employees.
An advocate for economic equity, Chaturvedi is passionate about helping women-owned and diverse businesses get equal opportunities for growth and success. She serves on the Board for Women’s Business Enterprise Council West (WBEC-WEST), Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), and the Transportation Business Advisory Council at Los Angeles Metro. Chaturvedi’s honors and awards include “2020 Outstanding CEOs by WE USA magazine, “2020 Women Business Enterprise STAR”, “2018 Enterprising Woman of the Year Champion”, “Women Who Rock” and “2022 Top 50 Women Leaders of Los Angeles”. Chaturvedi is a graduate of the UCLA Anderson School of Management.