Karsun Solutions celebrated the graduation of Satish Alluri from the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) Voyagers Program. Alluri is the firm’s tenth graduate from an ACT-IAC professional development fellowship. With just a decade in business, this is a notable milestone for the fast-growing enterprise modernization company. Graduates were recognized at ACT-IAC’s Vision 2020: Voyager Graduation and Fellows Reunion.

Satish Alluri Karsun's Tenth ACT-IAC Fellow with Juan Robles Industry Vice Chair
Juan Robles and Satish Alluri at a 2019 ACT-IAC Voyager Event

Comprising 32 industry and government professionals, program participants were nominated by their respective government agency or company sponsor and evaluated by a panel of senior government and industry executives. One of three professional development tracks from ACT-IAC, industry participants are first matched with their government counterparts. They then work on shared projects together leading up to capstone events or panels. At the same time, the program pairs participants with an industry leader who mentors them throughout the program.

Satish Alluri, represented Karsun as a member of ACT-IAC’s 2020 Voyagers Class. He is currently serving as the Deputy Program Manager on an $80 million Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Grants Management Modernization initiative. A motivated and recognized leader, he has 14+ years of experience in implementing a wide variety of IT solutions and modernization. His efforts extend across public sector industries and different federal agencies including the General Services Administration (GSA). He also has experience in the financial industry.  He actively pursued industry-standard certifications including Scrum Master (CSM), Product Owner (CSPO), Scrum Professional (CSP), and Certified Agile Leader (CAL). An advocate of continuous learning, he engages in multiple Communities of Interest. This will be the tenth class with a Karsun Solutions team member.

Celebrating its tenth year in operations, Karsun Solutions’ development is closely intertwined with the growth of ACT-IAC’s professional development fellowships. Karsun team members frequently engage in these programs as both participants and mentors. Juan Robles, Senior Director of Business Development and Voyagers Program graduate, served as an Industry Vice Chairs for the current Voyagers class. Terry Miller, Karsun COO and Partners Program graduate, supported the program as a mentor. He was also the Industry Chair for the Partners Program in 2019, ACT-IAC’s professional development program for executives and senior leadership.

This year the graduates and their mentors celebrated virtually. The August 17 event titled Vision 2020 explored leadership challenges and the evolving landscape as a result of Covid19. The Voyager candidates assembled a panel that shared their insights on the future of leadership post Covid19. Talks included a panel with past Voyagers on “Where are they now”, “Where are we headed”, and “Leading thru Crisis”.