Grace Henson, a sophomore geography major, has been awarded the Reinventing Geospatial (RGi) Scholarship for Geospatial and Engineering by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). According to Henson’s profile on the USGIF’s magazine, Trajectory, Henson was introduced to geographical information systems by the U.S. Army Geospatial Engineering school in 2020, and has an interest in cartography, biogeography and environmental planning. Henson serves as a GIS analyst, spending the past four years providing geospatial support to the Texas Army National Guard both overseas and at home. Congratulations, Grace!
Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) is pleased to announce that our CTO, Chitra Sivanandam, has been accepted into the Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIO, CTOs, and technology executives.
“I’m excited to join this elite group of technology leaders,” said Chitra. “I look forward to sharing my insights and perspectives on how we can advance the geospatial aspects of AI, machine learning, data science, and wearables, among others, to foster collaborative thinking between industry and the Defense and Intelligence communities.”
As a member of the Forbes Technology Council, Chitra will share her expert insights in original business articles on Forbes.com, and contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other tech experts.
Chitra was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of her experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.
“We are honored to welcome Chitra into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”
For more information on how Chitra is making an impact within RGi and our community, visit https://rgi-corp.com/team/
To join Chitra and our team of do’ers, visit https://jobs.lever.co/rgi
FAIRFAX, April 19, 2021 /PR Newswire/ — Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) is thrilled to announce Chitra Sivanandam as our Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
As CTO, Chitra will oversee RGi’s data science, AI/ML, and cyber situational awareness & understanding vision, strategy, and direction while working with the community to support our contracted and internal research and development (R&D) efforts. She will be responsible for driving our technology forward, inspiring and growing RGi’s engineering team, and delivering innovative technical solutions that provide an immediate impact to our Defense and Intelligence customers.
“Given Chitra’s proven track record within AI/ML, Mission Applications, and Data Science, she will enhance RGi’s position as an innovative, technology-first firm, and energize our entire company around our technical abilities and offerings,” said Stephen Gillotte, RGi CEO.
Chitra brings a wealth of experience by previously serving in various executive-level technology capacities at SAIC, Raytheon (formerly Blackbird Technologies), Exelis, and In-Q-Tel, where she developed and maintained the roadmap and strategy for analysis and analytic platform capabilities, as well as the AI strategy and path forward, including Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Machine Learning, and Deep Learning, as well as Modeling and Simulation capabilities and High Performance Computing analytics. Chitra holds an MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, a B.S. in Imaging Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and is a recent recipient of the AI Executive of the Year award from WashingtonExec.
Chitra’s technical expertise won’t be outshined by her creative talents, as she is also a founder of The Craft of Brewing, a small craft brewery with brew-on-premise capabilities in Ashburn, VA. When she’s not making an impact for RGi’s customers, she’ll likely be at the brewery grabbing a beer and discussing grains, hops, or the latest in computer vision algorithms.
“What excites me the most about RGi is the company’s passion, culture and intellectual curiosity to solve our customers’ toughest problems,” said Chitra. “I’m fortunate to be able to lead and grow with this talented team.”
“Chitra is a high-energy person who is eager to help propel RGi into our next phase of growth while ensuring we remain a go-to firm for top talent,” said Sidney Medford, RGi COO.
For more information on RGi, please visit rgi-corp.com.
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