Anand Padmanabhan

Global Chief Information & Technology Officer
Global Leadership
Global Executive Team

Anand holds global responsibility for leading Whittle School & Studios’ technology organization and its technology portfolio ranging from digital strategies, learning technologies to infrastructure and technology platforms Anand brings significant experience and achievement in leading technology strategy and innovation in educational organizations. He has been a CIO at multiple universities around the world and has led strategies for statewide and university-wide initiatives on various aspects of using technology in teaching and learning, data security, high-performance computing, data analytics and building student-centered technology ecosystems. 

Anand was named a 2018 CIO 100 (US) award recipient for being an inspiring example of how IT leadership, business partnership, and customer engagement can reshape the future. He has received multiple recognitions nationally and internationally, including the 2017 Cloud Leadership Award; CIO 100 award in India (2013); and Campus Technology’s Innovation in Teaching and Learning award. He has served on multiple boards and has published papers in peer-reviewed journals. 

Prior to Whittle, Anand was the CIO/SVP for Parsons School of Design/The New School; Corporate CIO for HCL Corporation and Shiv Nadar Foundation in Delhi, India; CIO at Everonn Education in Chennai, India; CIO for NYU Stern School of Business; CIO at City University of New York - Hunter College; CIO for Tennessee State University; Executive Director of IT for Seton Hill University; and as an educational technologist at NASA Center for Educational Technologies. He has an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business, an MS in computer engineering from Louisiana State University, and a BE in electronics and telecom engineering from Madras University.