Mugunth Vaithylingam


As a high-achieving Chief Information Officer, I am well-known as a technology and operations executive leader with strengths in solving complex challenges, resolving short-term business issues that create long-term value, and driving initiatives that achieve targets, results, and bottom-line objectives. I have been described as a trusted member of the executive team who excels in challenging the status quo, fostering and embedding significant change, and driving the organization toward success.

Over the course of a highly successful career, I’ve earned respect for advancing legacy enterprise information systems with cutting-edge innovations. Effective in keeping companies agile by adopting the right technologies, driving cross-functional collaboration, and developing end-to-end IT strategies, I offer an impressive track record of surpassing ambitious business goals, controlling costs, and maximizing efficiencies while motivating diverse teams to optimum performance.  

►Honorary Doctorate on Humanities  Issued by AZTECA University, Mexico

Nevada Top Tech 2023 Top Tech 2023 

CIO 100 - 2023

Hall of Fame by Passion Vista · 2023Issued by Passion Vista ·

Top 50 Tech Leader Award Top 50 Tech Leader-The Internet Conference · 

Lifetime Achiement Award - Excellent Leadership

Most Influential Global CIO 2018  - Evanta - a Gartner Company’s 

► Structured, negotiated, and secured 2 multiyear renewals totaling $49 million, winning Ellucian’s largest managed services contracts.

► Credited for generating $12+ million in returns on technology investments for CSN, saving up to $3.38 million annually.

► Honored with the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award at Las Vegas Top Tech Awards in recognition of excellence in shaping the future with emerging technologies and inspirational team leadership.

► Leveraged leadership acumen to build bench strength; empowered directors to win promotions into executive positions and drive career progressions at every professional level.

► Spearheaded high-impact information technology initiatives and delivered innovative solutions; employed expertise to balance corporate goals with global business realities. 

I am always interested in connecting with colleagues or old friends. 
Twitter - @mugunthvaithy

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