VPC Launches New Technology Division
Vision Planning & Consulting Appoints Pat Pathade as Chief Technology Officer
Technology strategist will oversee the development of technology solutions for the growing disaster planning, risk management, and business continuity fields.
Vision Planning and Consulting, LLC, a leading small business in disaster management, community planning, and public outreach, announced that Pat Pathade, a specialist with 30 years’ experience in software solutions implementation and enterprise systems architecture, has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer. Pathade will supervise the technology aspect of the-planning and emergency management functions for the company’s clients, which include Federal, state agencies, municipalities, and universities.
“Technology has transformed nearly every business in every industry. Our goal now is to reposition VPC with a technology arm that can fortify the disaster planning, risk management, and business continuity disciplines. We have begun designing a full suite of tools, technologies, and best practices, and putting together a team led by Pat that we believe will change the way we communicate, educate, collaborate, and deliver emergency management related programs,” says Deepa Srinivasan, President of Vision Planning & Consulting.
Pathade brings a formidable resume to Vision Planning, including expertise in a wide range of technologies. He will continue to also serve as President of technology management firm Fantail Consulting & Technologies based in Columbia, Maryland, where his list of clients includes the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA), National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), National Restaurant Association (NRA), National Retail Federation, Maryland Judiciary, and Solar Energy Trade Shows.
“I am pleased to be working with the Vision Planning team to push the limits of what is possible in an industry that will greatly benefit from innovation through technology and automation. We plan to apply the most sophisticated technologies such as machine learning and business intelligence to mainstream offerings like systems integration and web applications to enhance the planning process, and streamline access to information for customers.” explains Pathade.
Pathade received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Sellinger School of Business at Loyola University in Maryland and a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (Mumbai, India). He is also certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Salesforce Consultant, and a Drupal Architect.