Nitin Pradhan has 25+ years of experience in delivering results-focused innovation, transformation, and business expansion for organizations. Nitin is currently the CEO of Launch Dream, the owner of ScaleUP USA, and the Federal Business Accelerator program. Nitin was also the Managing Partner of GOVonomy an "Innovation as a Service" for government and government contractors in the government sector. GOVonomy was acquired in 2021. Nitin is also on the advisory board of FitGov Summit, the nation's premier conference held in Washington DC.
FIRST TERM OBAMA-BIDEN ADMINISTRATION CAREER:
Nitin was a first-term Obama administration appointee and the award-winning, nationally recognized federal, SES Level CIO for the US Department of Transportation (US DOT) where he provided IT leadership, vision, strategy, policy, and oversight for US DOT’s more than $3.5 billion annual IT investment portfolio and for over 3,000 IT employees, 10,000 contractors, and over 200 major transportation systems -- the 6th largest in the federal government.
PRE-OBAMA ADMINISTRATION CAREER:
Earlier, Nitin was the IT Executive at the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), the 10th largest school district in the USA. Nitin has also been the Managing Director of the prestigious Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), which is focused on technology-based economic development, and the CEO of a wireless startup, TechContinuum.
Nitin is a keynote speaker, board member, and author at major business-technology organizations and publications.
Nitin has a BS in engineering, MBA in marketing, and MS in accounting.