episode 516

Copart's CTO & SVP of Technology Rama Prasad

Rama Prasad is the senior vice president of technology & chief technology officer of Copart, a business with revenues approaching $1.5 billion annually. Copart takes cars on consignment from sellers and markets them to its members, serving as a marketplace for buyers and sellers to come together. In this role, Rama oversees all technology, all the development and maintenance, and the support and the operations of technology. Prior to joining Copart, Rama was the SVP & CIO of Gogo LLC. December 31, 2020

516: Copart’s CTO & SVP of Technology Rama Prasad discusses:

  • The company’s transformation to modernize its technology 
  • How the company has transitioned to a mobile workforce
  • The implications of switching to a gig economy
  • Why Copart keeps a closer eye on companies in other markets than those in its own industry
  • Copart’s partnership with Twilio
  • Some aspects of Copart’s strategic plan
  • Why WhatsApp is tremendously underutilized in Rama’s estimation

Among a variety of other topics.

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This episode is sponsored by Sykes

"The solutions you provide have to be integrated. You may have 10 technologies that you are bringing together, but the user should not care, they should not know that"

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

From strategy to implementation

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