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Profile: John Pientka, CGI Cloud Computing VP

John Pientka, CGI

John Pientka is a vice president at CGI Federal, where he leads the cloud computing program and is credited with helping win a General Services Administration blanket purchase agreement for cloud infrastructure in 2010.

Prior to joining the company’s federal business, he served as vice president of the company’s U.S. business engineering group, where he worked to expand the company’s U.S. outsourcing practice.

Before CGI, he served as chief operating officer at national broadband service firm Viasource Communications Inc., where he helped to lead the company through its initial public offering, Viasource said.

He also founded and served as CEO of GigEpath, which provided communication solutions to major corporations. He has also served as president of British Telecom’s outsourcing arm Syncordia, vice president and general manager of a division at Motorola and senior vice president and general manager of a subsidiary of Tandem Computers.

The certified public accountant earned his M.B.A. from Harvard University and his bachelor’s degree accounting from the State University of New York in Buffalo.

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