Ram Patrachari, Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Jamul Casino®, is a sought-after gaming technology industry expert, speaker, and award-winning executive with more than 25 years of Information Technology (IT) experience. Mr. Patrachari oversees the continual operations of Jamul Casino’s technology, and the building of new technological systems to help ensure that the Casino remains a regional leader, offering a secure and seamless experience for all guests.
Throughout his career, Mr. Patrachari has worked for premier companies like Bell Labs, Compaq, Exodus Communications and AT&T Wireless. Additionally, Mr. Patrachari held a more than 15-year tenure with another major Southern California casino. In that position, he was instrumental in building the IT infrastructure to support the building and operation of hotel towers with 400 VIP guest rooms. For the past seven (7) years, he has served on the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council. He has also served as an Advisory Board Director for both Tribalnet and Gaming & Leisure for more than a decade. In 2015, his IT team won the Tribalnet Game Changers Technology award. He has been awarded the Top Tech Exec award from San Diego Magazine and the Information Technology Executive of the Year award sponsored by the San Diego Business Journal.
Mr. Patrachari holds an MBA degree from Monmouth University and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. Mr. Patrachari has also obtained credentials from the CIO Institute at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and University of Chicago’s Kellogg School of Business. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified ScrumMaster, and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) professional association.