Nitin Uplekar is the chief information officer at Advarra, where he directs Advarra’s information technology, strategy and performance management functions, including CIRBI, the cloud-based IRB management platform. Uplekar brings over 35 years of executive leadership experience providing consulting and systems integration services to Fortune 500 companies in the health care, telecommunications and high technology industries, and to federal agencies.
Prior to Advarra, Uplekar was chief information officer at Chesapeake IRB. He led several high visibility regulatory implementations requiring highly scalable, high-availability hosted systems with performance-intensive applications while at Northrop Grumman and in support of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Social Security Administration. During his tenure at PowerVision Corporation, RWD Technologies, Inc., and IBM, he successfully formulated and led complex system integration projects with quantifiable ROI.
Uplekar earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University.