Hema Manickavinayaham


Hemalatha Manickavinayaham

Office of Information Technology (OIT), Enterprise Information Systems (EIS)


Hema works in an IT Project Portfolio Management capacity at Georgia Tech since April 2012 and leads a team of project managers in providing Project Management services to Academic, Business, and Identity Management & Distributed Applications. She participated in 2013 Educause, representing GT OIT and delivered a poster presentation along with the GT PM staff on evolution of GT OIT Project Management Office (PMO) that interested many peer universities. Hema played a critical role in cross functional OIT PMO task Force with finalizing PM guidelines & Project Prioritization Matrix.


Prior to GT, she held various positions from Project Engineer, Architect, Business Analyst, Strategic Consultant, and Project & Program Manager with Wipro, Capgemini, AT&T and Coca-Cola. Building the career ground up in IT for past 20+ years, Hema worked in Consulting, Telecom, Consumer Packaging Goods and HigherEd. Through these opportunities, she built experience in building relationships, reporting to Management Executives & working with diverse teams.


Hema is a member of Community Pro Brono Consulting Team of Atlanta and volunteered strategic consulting to Scottsdale Child Development Center. She helped Atlanta Technology Development Center (ATDC) pre revenue startups, Nouvou Inc., with market research for their data security product and OneCare Inc., a private social media Health Management with valuation assessment. Hema is a member of ERG Women Group at Georgia Tech. As Georgia Tech MBA student IT director she liaised between OIT & Graduate Evening MBA Students (GEMS) club. As a proud alumni of Georgia Tech, Hema is also serving in the Board of Georgia Tech Women Alumni Network (GTWAN) and chairs the Communications committee.


Hema graduated from Georgia Tech with an MBA in the summer of 2014. She is a PMP certified professional and has Bachelors and Master’s degree in Computer Science.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Project Management vs. Product Management
    • Article

    The budding product management concept often becomes confused with project management, the Project Management Office, or service delivery. Learn the difference and how proper alignment between the roles helps them both shine.

EDUCAUSE Presentations