BlueHalo has named Vikram Manikonda, Ph.D., effective January 1, 2022, as the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
Dr. Manikonda will spearhead the cross-industry collaboration and lead efforts to define the vision and path to execution for technology development in the company’s Defense, Intelligence and BlueHalo Labs sectors. He will lead BlueHalo’s Science and Technology Council and lead the company’s Independent Research and Development (IRAD) program to accelerate mission skills and mitigate customer risk. In addition, Dr. Manikonda continuously work with partners and customers to support the company’s long-term technical strategic planning. He will report directly to BlueHalo CEO Jonathan Moneymaker, who is Dr. Manikonda’s ability to combine technical prowess with business acumen was praised.
Before joining BlueHalo, Dr. Manikonda President and Chief Executive Officer of Intelligent Automation, Inc (IAI), where he was responsible for the day-to-day running of IAI and leading the company’s research and product development strategy. At the IAI, he was instrumental in developing the company’s first-class research and product portfolio and in setting up the business areas of robotics and control, motion description languages, multi-agent systems, modeling and simulation, and air traffic management.
“Taking on the role of CTO at BlueHalo as the company continues to grow and define a comprehensive and cutting-edge technology and development path is extremely exciting,” said Vikram Manikonda, Ph.D., newly appointed CTO of BlueHalo. “I am inspired by the ability to direct and shape the technical impact of the company while we continue to set the benchmark for excellence for our customers.”