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April Table Talks: David Ihrie, Chief Technology Officer of the Center for Innovative Technology
April 15 | 12:30 pm–2:00 pmFree
Mr. Ihrie has over 40 years of industry experience as a direct innovator in the fields of satellite and terrestrial communication, computing, and information science. He has been a principal in seven startup companies in industries ranging from Nuclear Power to Digital Broadcast to analytic software for the Intelligence Community. Mr. Ihrie has used the CTO position as a platform to help build four breakthrough enterprise-scale innovation organizations. The National Technology Alliance brought non-traditional technology companies to help solve hard problems for the Intelligence Community. MACH37 is the first vertically-focused business accelerator for cybersecurity. Mr. Ihrie leads a program with DHS Science & Technology Directorate to bring leading-edge innovation to the First Responder community and has partnered with Smart City Works to create the world’s first infrastructure-focused business actuator. Currently, he leads Smart Communities initiatives for Virginia and is helping bring this new generation of capability to all Virginians. Mr. Ihrie has a Master of Science degree in Business from MIT, specializing in the Management of Technological Innovation, and a B.S. from MIT in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science.