Science Applications International Corp.’s (NYSE: SAIC) Chitra Sivanandam, vice president for Analytics and Simulation, won the 2019 WashingtonExec Pinnacle Award for Artificial Intelligence Industry Executive of the Year for her work in data analysis, particularly capabilities based on machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI).
“This award is a much-deserved recognition of the outstanding leadership Chitra has shown at SAIC and across the industry in advancing technologies like AI and machine learning,” said Josh Jackson, executive vice president and general manager of SAIC’s Solutions and Technology Group. “These technologies are at the forefront of our customers’ IT modernization efforts, and Chitra is helping build both SAIC’s capabilities as well as a robust partnership ecosystem to ensure they get the best solutions. I’m extremely proud of the work she has done and continues to do for our company.”
Since joining SAIC in 2018, Sivanandam has spearheaded efforts to expand and enhance the company’s footprint in using AI and machine learning technology across a broad portfolio of government customers, including the Department of Defense, NASA, and Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB). This includes the expanded application of the SAIC’s MetaSift and Synthetic Analyst solutions, AI-powered technologies developed to provide automation tools that assist military and intelligence analysts by supplementing and complementing the work of human analysts.
Sivanandam has also played a leading role in expanding SAIC’s engagement with the start-up community, including the development of recent partnerships with the Capital Factory in Austin, Texas, and the Los Angeles-based Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator.
Outside of SAIC, Sivanandam is helping to build future leaders in the technology industry. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Washington, D.C. Chapter, where she works to identify leaders to participate in Young AFCEA and related committees. She is also an active member of Amazing Women in the Intelligence Community (AWIC), which provides networking and career development opportunities to women in the intelligence community.
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