Born in India, raised in the US, Ankitha Gadag lived in 3 different countries, 7 different states, and over 12 cities by the time she was 16. After graduating from Purdue University with a dual degree in Industrial Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, she moved to Chicago where she pursued her passion for Technology and helping businesses add value.
With a truly unique career trajectory of having worked in multiple disciplines within the software development, Ankitha Gadag has a holistic approach to project & program management. Ankitha’s diverse experience allows her to be a business liaison, while her technical acumen allows her to solve complex technical challenges and engage with teams hands-on. This well-versed experience within the overall SDLC allows Ankitha Gadag to preemptively recognize risks and dependencies across all business functions. Ankitha Gadag is known for a "get it done" attitude and this has helped her deliver mission-critical programs successfully in large and small sized organizations.
She currently holds active certifications for:
PMP (through Project Management Institute)
CSM (through Scrum Alliance)
ITIL Foundation Certification for IT Service Management
ITIL Intermediate Level Certification for IT Service Management
SAFe® Agilist (SA) (through Scaled Agile)
During her free time, Ankitha Gadag enjoys cooking, making charcoal artwork and volunteering at Mike's Place, a respite program for the elderly with dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of memory loss.
You can purchase or view some of Ankitha Gadag's artwork by visiting the Facebook page here: Ankitha's Art
You can visit Ankitha Gadag at her cooking blog here: Ankitha Gadag's Recipes!