Women in Tech | episode 404

Align Technology SVP of Global Information Technology Sreelakshmi Kolli

Sreelakshmi Kolli is the Senior Vice President of Information Technology for Align Technology. In this role, Kolli is responsible for defining the technology strategy and the development of global consumer, customer, and enterprise applications and infrastructure. Kolli additionally leads the global program management office, which manages and executes the company’s commercial and enterprise roadmap, as well as the company’s global business transformation initiative aimed at delivering platforms and technology to support the customer experience and simplified business processes across the company. Prior to joining Align Technology in 2002, Kolli held technical lead positions with SwordCT Space and Accenture. July 29, 2019

404: Align Technology Senior Vice President of Information Technology Sreelakshmi Kolli discusses how the company is leading the evolution in digital dentistry by transforming the industry from analog to digital. Kolli claims that there are over 300 million consumers that could benefit from teeth straightening, and the only way to reach all of them is through digital technologies. Because of this, Kolli cites that everything the company does is dependent on digital and that IT is the central nervous system for the company. Through this transformation, Kolli is focused on delivering great treatment outcomes with data science, driving consumer demand to doctors’ offices, helping with conversion as customers become Invisalign patients, using global scalable infrastructure to support real-time ordering from over 100 countries, and manufacturing over 400,000 customized aligners per day. We also discuss Kolli’s take on IoT and blockchain, Align Technology’s value proposition to potential employees, how being a consumer of the product helps the company better understand the customers’ needs, among other topics. 

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

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