David Ihrie Named CIT’s Chief Technology Officer

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Ihrie to manage technological requirements, identify future innovative trends for internal and external customers

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Center for Innovative Technology

As our new CTO, David will guide the CIT team and our partners through the development of innovative technology solutions enabled by our commercialization, seed funding, consulting and broadband infrastructure services.

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today the appointment of David Ihrie as the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO), where he will be the leading contributor of technology expertise for the profitable application of new technology to CIT’s service lines and customers.

Pete Jobse, CIT President and CEO, said, “I’m honored to welcome David to the CIT team as a senior executive. As our new CTO, David will guide the CIT team and our partners through the development of innovative technology solutions enabled by our commercialization, seed funding, consulting and broadband infrastructure services.”

In his role at CIT, Ihrie will manage the strategic and tactical direction for CIT’s internal systems and provide technology consulting services for client accounts. Ihrie will also be responsible for technical review of proposals to CIT and participate on internal and Commonwealth review committees.

Ihrie comes to CIT after five years as the Vice President of Government Programs at Semandex Networks, Inc. and CEO of Irregular Thinking, LLC, a Washington area independent technology consulting business. At Semandex, he led government business development initiatives, in particular within defense and national security agencies.

Prior to joining Semandex, Ihrie held technical management positions at the Sarnoff Corporation, and was a co-founder of WaveXpress, a Sarnoff startup that pioneered datacasting in the digital television broadcast spectrum. He also served as CTO of Rosettex Technology and Ventures Group – responsible for bringing innovative, non-traditional technologies to the Intelligence Community – and as a program manager at the Harris Corporation.

Ihrie holds an M.S. in Management, with a concentration in Management of Technological Innovation, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, both from MIT.

About the Center for Innovative Technology, http://www.cit.org

CIT is a nonprofit corporation that accelerates the next generation of technology and technology companies. CIT creates new technology companies through capital formation, market development and revenue generation services. To facilitate national innovation leadership and accelerate the rate of technology adoption, CIT creates partnerships between innovative technology start-up companies and advanced technology consumers. CIT is now listed on the GSA MOBIS Schedule, Special Item Numbers (SINs) SIN 874-1 for Consulting Services and SIN 894-2 for Facilitation Services. Its CAGE Code is 1UP71.

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