dump‎ > ‎

Global IT Infrastructure of United States Peace Corps

posted Sep 15, 2011, 8:03 AM by Ashutosh Gupta   [ updated Jun 8, 2015, 8:05 AM by Kalpesh Upadhye ]
Event Date: September 21, 2011


How does the US Peace Corps manage its Infrastructure and IT Operations across 75 posts globally ?
What strategy does the peace core use?
What is the underlying technology?
What are the challenges and obstacles facing the agency?
What works and what does not work for the agency ?



6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Registration and Networking; Food and drinks provided.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Feature presentation and Q & A.
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Networking


Address:  GWU, 2201 G Street NW Room 451
Washington, DC 20052
Map and Directions

 Register Now

SpeakerPoornima Rai

Current Position
Chief, Global IT Operations
United States Peace Corps
International Development Agency


Speaker Bio

Poornima Rai is a senior IT professional with over 17 years of experience in the field of Information Technology.  She started her career in Chicago in 1995 after graduating from Northern Illinois University  with a MS in Computer Science.  She continued to work there until 2010 when she moved to Washington DC to join the United States Peace Corps.  Poornima has a vast background in IT having worked in many different roles across many different industries.  In Chicago she spent the first 7 years as a consultant working in Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies primarily in the Financial services sector at Northern Trust , Wachovia and Chicago Board Options Exchange.  Later she joined Zurich Insurance where she was involved in setting up a Delivery Organization for Zurich’s Claims department in Hyderabad , India.  Subsequently she worked at Orbitz World Wide as the IT lead for their Back Office Operations, Hosting and the White Label platform.  Presently, she works at Peace Corps where she is responsible for the IT Operations of the agency. Poornima has a degree in Engineering Management from Northwestern University in addition to degrees in Organic Chemistry from NIU and Mumbai University in India.




Manoj K Srivastava

Chief Technology Officer
Aristotle International
Office: (202) 543-8345 x-291

Mobile: (202) 905-9621 

205 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20003