Bharath Prabhakaran


Bharath serves as the Vice President and Chief Digital Officer at the University of Cincinnati, reporting to the President. He is responsible for driving the Digital Transformation at UC and also the drive towards Excellence in IT Operations. 

Prior to UC, Bharath served as  Deputy Chief Information Officer and the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enterprise Applications for the University of North Texas System where he established the vision, strategic leadership, and direction for all enterprise applications across the UNT System.

Bharath has over 25 years of experience in Information Technology in driving Transformations. He has worked at start-ups and large companies in the private sector with almost 18+ years at Oracle where he led product teams in Middleware and Cloud Applications, and drove Digital Transformation. He also has significant experience working in non-profits and serving on boards.

Bharath has a MS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and a Bachelors in Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India.