Katelyn Ilkani

Areas of Expertise:

  • Cloud migration
  • Cloud security
  • Cyber security strategy
  • Contract negotiation
  • Employee retention and upskilling

How Katelyn Helps
Tambellini Members:

  • She offers insights into cloud-first strategies across infrastructure and applications, including security considerations.
  • She assists with cloud migration strategy, including roadmap and vendor selection.
  • She offers expertise in cyber security strategy and investment, including Zero Trust.
  • She advises institutions on employee retention and upskilling opportunities to combat higher education hiring challenges.
Katelyn Ilkani

Katelyn Ilkani

President and COO; Principal Analyst

Roles and Responsibilities

As President and COO of Tambellini Group, Katelyn leads operations across all internal teams, including analysts, strategic advisors, research, sales, marketing, and administration. Katelyn’s day-to-day responsibilities include meeting the needs of Tambellini’s clients across institutions and the vendors serving them. Her cloud migration and security expertise guides institutions through critical and timely transformation initiatives.

Professional Background

Katelyn Tambellini Ilkani brings over 15 years of technology and leadership experience across higher education, healthcare, consumer goods & services, and financial services. She has deep informatics and cyber security expertise, having completed both a Master of Public Health and a Master of Science in Cyber Security. Her career includes time in leadership at IBM and Accenture, as well as building her cyber security start-up. She is a member of the Information Systems Security Association.

Education & Certifications

  • MSc, Cyber Security, Brown University
  • MPH, Maternal & Child Health, University of California, Berkeley
  • BA, Russian, University of South Carolina

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