Unisys Appoints Venkatapathi "PV" Puvvada to Lead Federal Systems Business
Unisys executive named to lead delivery of mission-critical solutions to federal government agencies
BLUE BELL, Pa., February 11, 2015 – Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that Venkatapathi "PV" Puvvada has been named president of Unisys Federal Systems, based in Reston, Virginia. Puvvada has served as acting president of Unisys Federal Systems since July 2014.
Puvvada will focus on 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.
Puvvada, who joined Unisys in 1992, had previously 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.
A vocal advocate of using technology to help federal agencies serve U.S. citizens, Puvvada 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.
Puvvada'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 Puvvada 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 combines strong leadership skills with an unerring focus on innovation and client satisfaction," said Peter Altabef, Unisys President and CEO. "Under his leadership, Unisys has delivered groundbreaking solutions to the U.S. General Services Administration, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of the Interior, the Department of Justice, the IRS and other federal government agencies. I look forward to working with him in his new role to continue to provide innovative solutions across all sectors of the federal government."
"This new role will give me a greater opportunity to work with the entire Unisys Federal Systems organization to provide solutions to help federal government clients meet the growing challenges they face," Puvvada said. "From taking advantage of the efficiencies of the cloud to protecting critical data, Unisys has a stellar track record for delivering mission-critical solutions to federal agencies. I look forward to working with our talented team to continue our tradition of superior customer service and growth in the federal market."
Unisys is a global information technology company that solves complex IT challenges at the intersection of modern and mission critical. We work with many of the world's largest companies and government organizations to secure and keep their mission-critical operations running at peak performance; streamline and transform their data centers; enhance support to their end users and constituents; and modernize their enterprise applications. We do this while protecting and building on their legacy IT investments. Our offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services. Unisys has more than 20,000 employees serving clients around the world. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.
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