Vikram Manikonda, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Manikonda spearheads cross-sector collaboration, leading efforts to define the vision and path to execution for technology development across BlueHalo’s Defense, Intelligence, and BlueHalo Labs sectors. He leads BlueHalo’s Science & Technology Council as well as steers the company’s Independent Research and Development (IRAD) program to accelerate capabilities to mission and mitigate customer risk. In addition, Dr. Manikonda continually engages with partners and customers to support the company’s long-term technical strategic planning. He reports directly to BlueHalo CEO, Jonathan Moneymaker.
Prior to joining BlueHalo, Dr. Manikonda served as Intelligent Automation, Inc’s (IAI’s) President and Chief Executive Officer, where he was responsible for IAI’s day-to-day-operations, as well as leading the company’s research and product development strategy. At IAI, he played an instrumental role in developing the company’s world-class research and product portfolio and building the business areas of robotics and control, motion description languages, multi-agent systems, modeling and simulation, and air traffic management.
Dr. Manikonda received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of the Maryland at College Park. He is the recipient of the University of Maryland Clark School, Glenn L. Martin Medal, and served as the Chair of the Strategic Advisory Council for Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland. He was also a member of the Board of Directors at Cryptonite, LLC.