Murali combines creativity with a passion for analytics. He believes the best ideas come from both sides of the brain. As Chief Information Officer, he considers himself a hybrid of a technologist and an architect.
When Murali was a student, he excelled in math, so he always thought he’d be an engineer. But when it came time to choose a university program in his home country of India, there were only architecture schools in his state of Tamil Nadu. Each was highly competitive, too, accepting only 20 students. Murali thought, “Why not?” and took a chance. The risk paid off: not only was he accepted to an elite program, but he also discovered his affinity for design.
Architecture taught Murali how to think creatively about people’s needs in the built environment. Since pivoting to the data and technology side of the profession, he now expertly guides clients toward solutions that are data-driven, too.