Gautam Sethi is the CTO & Acting-COO for Douglas County School District, a suburb of Denver CO. Douglas County with its 91 schools serves over 67,000 students and 8,000 staff members with an annual budget of $700M.
Gautam joined DCSD with over 18 years of Information Technology experience. In those years he started work as a technology consultant for companies like Verizon and Johnson & Johnson prior to joining New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE). It was at NYCDOE he discovered his passion for solving deeply complex educational and operational problems using technology. During his 8 years at NYCDOE he managed various IT projects impacting the 1.4 million students and 1,600 schools. He then moved from the largest school district in the US to Atlanta Public Schools (APS) to work in an urban environment with significant equity issues as it relates to technology.
He holds a Bachelors in Computer Science from Delhi University, India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Emory University, Atlanta.