Kriti Upadhyaya is Vice President of Strategic Advisory at C2Ci Inc, an intelligent platforms company providing defense and industry 4.0 solutions globally. Kriti is also the Founding Director of Indus Tech Council, a nonprofit working to intensify U.S.-India technology collaboration. Previously, Kriti was an Associate Fellow for the Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where she led the Chair’s work on Indian economic reforms and U.S.-India defense ties. Kriti has held various positions in policy and research roles in India and the United States in the past eight years. Kriti has a B.A. from Hindu College at the University of Delhi, an M.A. from the School of International Service at American University, and an M.S. Finance from the Johns Hopkins University.