Chitra Sivanandam is the Chief Technology Officer for Reinventing Geospatial, Inc (RGi). She oversees the
company’s technology vision, strategy, and direction while working across the community to support contracted
and internal R&D efforts. Chitra is responsible for driving RGi’s technology forward, including our AI/ML, data
science, and cyber situational awareness capabilities, and delivering innovative technical solutions that provide
an immediate impact to the company’s Defense and Intelligence customers.
Prior to RGi, Chitra served as VP of Advanced Analytics & Simulation at SAIC where she led the strategy,
proposal, capability and talent development objectives for the company on analytics, AI/ML, HPC, and modeling
& simulation, all while scouting, fostering and integrating emerging tech solutions. Her collective Federal
experience includes leadership roles at Blackbird Technologies, Exelis Geospatial, In-Q-Tel and Lockheed
Martin, culminating in over 20 years of experience supporting the DoD, the Intelligence Community, and other
Federal customers. In her spare time, Chitra runs The Craft of Brewing, a startup microbrewery in Ashburn, VA,
with her husband.
Chitra holds an MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in Imaging Science
from the Rochester Institute of Technology.