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Priyanka Komala

Technology Director

District of Columbia


Artificial Intelligence Computer Science Consumer Technology Cybersecurity Information Technology

A Rising Star finalist for the 18th Annual Women in Technology Leadership awards and DC Inno's 50 on Fire, at age five Priyanka gave an impromptu speech about an aeroplane which catapulted her into becoming the distinguished speaker she is today. Although she had followed the cultural expectation of getting a Masters to become an engineer and technologist, Priyanka knew she wanted to make a bigger impact. She wanted a seat at the table to help others, so she got her MBA. At the US National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, she is responsible for creating and delivering the web strategy and future technological direction for a $30M division. She is passionate about using technology as an enabler to help scientists communicate effectively to varied audiences. Priyanka enjoys sharing insights on happiness, personal growth, women’s issues, and the potential of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) and is a an established speaker at national conferences.