Ralph Awad, VISI, Eden Prairie

Next Generation Technology Leader
Ralph Awad, VISI, Eden Prairie

IT Advocate
 
As director of data center operations for VISI, Ralph Awad led the development and implementation of the company’s new cloud computing product line, ReliaCloud. Awad has authored technical articles and white papers that educate IT and business professionals on how to use technology to drive efficiency. He’s a proponent for STEM education and a graduate of the ACE program—leadership training provided by the Minnesota High Tech Association. Awad produced a policy position paper in collaboration with other Minnesota technology leaders that was aimed at attracting more IT workers to the state. He is also working with the University of Minnesota to develop an internship program that would give computer science students experience working in information technology.