Keynote Speaker


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Anirudh Kulkarni, Founder and CEO of CVP

Anirudh Kulkarni is the founder and chief executive officer of CVP.  With operations research and analytics at its core, the company helps clients navigate change in areas of organization and culture, process innovation, and cyber security.
CVP is a 300+ company (and growing) with a client list that includes CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid), the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and many more.  CVP boasts several awards and distinctions, among them being named to the Washington Post’s “Top Workplaces” list (2017), the Washington Business Journal’s “Fastest Growing Companies” list (2017), and Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 5000” list (2017). 

Mr. Kulkarni has more than 20 years of experience in business and technology consulting, strategy development, change management, and advanced technology strategy.  His industry expertise lies in government, media, telecommunications, and financial services. 

Prior to starting CVP, he led strategic services at Answerthink, a publicly held consulting and systems integration firm.  Before that, he led the media and publishing consulting practice at SRA International.  He also founded Anthem Decision Support Systems, a management and technology consulting firm specializing in decision support and analytical tools for sales and marketing in the consumer products industry.
Mr. Kulkarni is a two-time alumnus of the George Washington University (GW), where he received both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in operations research.  He currently serves on the SEAS National Advisory Council.  He also is a former board member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), National Capital Chapter.
In collaboration with SEAS, Mr. Kulkarni and CVP recently created the CVP Speaker Series @ GW.  The series, which will focus on change, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship, will launch this April with keynote kick-off speaker, change agent, and former chief information officer of the FCC, David Bray.