Meet the CTOs: A Roundtable Discussion
Date Friday, April 8, 2011, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, SB 111
Participants: Ira A. "Gus" Hunt and Sairam Rangachari
Come meet two distinguished members of the CS Department Advisory Board, Ira A. "Gus" Hunt and Sairam Rangachari, on Friday April 8 from 1:30-2:30pm in 111 Stuart Building. This is a roundtable discussion, and refreshments will be served.
Ira A. “Gus” Hunt currently serves as chief technology officer for the CIA. Before coming to the agency, he spent seven years in the private sector as an aerospace engineer designing advanced manned-space flight systems and satellite orbital-transfer vehicles. Hunt holds an M.E. in Civil/Structural Engineering from Vanderbilt University. He is married and has two grown children.
Sairam Rangachari (M.S. CS ’02) is chief innovation officer for optionsXpress, Inc. with responsibility for product strategy and innovation. Under Rangachari’s leadership, the company launched several products that solidified the world-class optionsXpress trading platform, which won several awards from Barron’s, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, SmartMoney, and other leading industry publications. Part of the original team that built the optionsXpress platform, he played a key role through its IPO in acquiring and executing the integration of XpressTrade, a futures brokerage. He lives in Chicago with his wife and their 2-year-old son.