Ashwini Jarral currently serves as the Executive Director of the IJIS Institute. A member of the prestigious Federal 100 in 2014, Jarral was instrumental in conceiving and implementing a new standards-based interoperability program to help advance information sharing in the justice, public safety and homeland security environments. He educated mission and industry partners about the value of adopting interoperability standards and recruited the right partners to develop the program, which directly supports the president's National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding.
Jarral has over 15 years’ experience in IT consulting, deployment, and operations, program, and project management. He has worked in the private sector providing professional technology services and solutions in the financial, telecommunications, and justice and public safety sectors. Jarral currently co-chairs the Object Management Group (OMG) Information Sharing Working group, and serves on the Global Standards Council (GSC) and the Standards Coordination Council (SCC) Sub-Committee of the Information Sharing and Access Interagency Policy Committee (ISA IPC).
Jarral holds a B.S. in Decision Science and Management Information Systems (DMIS) and a M.S. in Management Information Systems. He is a Six Sigma Green Belt Certified Professional.