Vedananda Venkata has over 17 years’ experience in USA working for fortune 500 companies including Verizon, American Airlines and IBM Global Services, and over 5 years in the teaching profession. Ved has served as a Senior Lecturer for Masters and Bachelors students in Computer Science and Engineering. His expertise is in Project Management, Software Consulting and blends well with multi-cultural team members. At Verizon, Ved implemented a Project Management Methodology based on PMI standards, and led efforts on creating a PMO for the Speech Program. He is also associated with various software development projects, including a multi-year effort to build systems for London Underground in U.K., and a CRM effort for Sprint, U.S.A. He is currently Vice-President of ProXalt-Asia, leading efforts in the Asia / Pacific region. Ved has a M.S. in Computer Science from Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS, USA), a M.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering, and a B.Tech. in Civil Engineering. He has experience teaching more than 400 PMP’s successfully both in India and in the U.S.