Unissant Adds Raju Prasannappa as Chief Technology Officer
Reston, VA–25 March, 2018
Raju Prasannappa, a technology leader serving the healthcare industry for over two decades, has joined Unissant as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Unissant provides consulting, technical solution, and operations support to Health IT solutions that results in improvements in the quality and cost-effectiveness of care through innovative applications of healthcare information technology.
Mr. Prasannappa will be responsible for providing strategic, technical and business direction to leverage and enhance the company’s strengths in technology for organizational growth, working closely with business-development and technical teams to identify, qualify and pursue new business opportunities.
“We’re very pleased to bring Raju on board,” says Unissant’s CEO Manish Malhotra. “He has over 30 years’ experience developing and delivering technology-enabled solutions in both the public and private sector, and he’s passionate about applying technology and business-process management to address some of the toughest challenges facing the healthcare industry.”
Prior to joining Unissant, Mr. Prasannappa was the CTO of ASM Research, an Accenture Federal Services company, supporting the company’s growth in VA and DHA. Before that, he was the Chief Technologist/Senior Scientist at Harris Corporation, where he played a key role in establishing Harris Healthcare Solutions as a major player in the federal healthcare IT market, creating a joint venture with Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to develop innovative solutions in oncology, radiology and patient safety. Other companies he has worked for include Noblis Systems, Raytheon and SAIC.
Mr. Prasannappa was also a member of research faculty at University of Maryland, conducting research and development in the areas of Computer vision and AI. He was an adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science at University of Maryland University College for eight years.
In addition to publishing and presenting his work in several conferences, participating in several national level advisory panels, he is a member of several professional organizations including HIMSS, AFCEA, PSC and ACT-IAC.
“Unissant has strong capabilities and innovative approaches to solving complex technology issues,” said Mr. Prasannappa. “I am thrilled to join this fantastic team with great corporate culture and candor.”
About Unissant Inc.
Unissant is an advanced data analytics and business transformation services provider with expertise in healthcare and health IT, finance, national security, and energy. The company delivers innovative solutions to assist government agencies and private sector businesses in tackling their biggest challenges. Founded in 2006, Unissant is a prime contractor on various government vehicles such as CIO-SP3, GSA PSS, GSA HealthIT SIN, and GSA 8(a) STARS II and is a CMMI Level 3, ISO 9001 & 27001 certified company headquartered in Reston, Virginia with a satellite office in San Antonio, Texas. In March 2017, Unissant received the Government Project of the Year award by Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF).