Venkatesh (Venky) Pazhyanur is the Industry Director of Freight Solutions at Unisys where he supports the company’s travel and transportation practice. In this capacity, he leads the Unisys cargo solutions business whose mission-critical products are used by carriers and handlers to move over 20 percent of the world’s air cargo shipments through 19 global airlines.
His experience spans program and project management in the air cargo industry, including expertise providing commercial and operation models around cloud-based cargo systems, advanced analytics, e-commerce and supply chain integration and traceability.
He has held the position of e-freight advisor at Delta Airlines and that of Technology Direction at Unisys. At Delta Cargo, he championed the strategy and rollout of e-freight initiatives.
In various roles throughout his career, he has successfully led air cargo projects with top global airlines around the world, including Air Canada, Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa, Air France/ KLM, Malaysian Cargo, SAS, Gollog and Air New Zealand. Venky successfully led the Unisys effort in support of the Delta/Northwest integration project in 2009 and was a key leader in overseeing the visionary effort on usage of XML based web services in cargo solutions that launched in 2001.
Venky has been actively involved in air cargo industry initiatives such as Cargo IQ, e-AWB advisory council and IATA XML task force. He holds a Master’s Degree in mechanical engineering from India and holds a U.S. patent associated with web technologies.