Murali Sunkara


Murali is CTO of AIRO Digital Labs. He has over 20 years of information technology experience, having led large IT teams at a variety of industries including retail, telecommunications, supply chain and manufacturing.  He possesses significant experience in architecture, delivery and operations using legacy and next generation technologies.

Murali recently held the role of CTO at a manufacturing company and was Vice President of Infrastructure at Gogo (inflight WiFi firm).  He has experience in guiding organizations with structuring and executing large scale technology transformation initiatives.  He has the unique experience of being a client, sourcing advisor, and a service provider.  As part of Pace Harmon and Trexin Consulting, he was instrumental in large scale managed services contracts with a combined worth of more than $1 Billion.

He is adept at developing technology strategy and roadmaps and brings a wealth of knowledge in IT Managed Services, transition management, transformation/standardization, developing IT operating models, and guiding organizations through organizational change.  He is an expert at communicating technical concepts and solutions to a variety of audiences.

Murali has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology in India and a Master degree in Mathematics from Ohio University.  He is based in Chicago and enjoys deep level conversations on various topics.