Dovel Technologies has named Rod Fontecilla as its chief innovation officer and chief data scientist to direct strategic research and development efforts, help expand corporate technical capabilities and promote the development of innovative solutions for customers.
Prior to joining Dovel, Fontecilla served as senior vice president and chief technology officer for Altamira Technologies, where he focused on advanced data analytics, synthetic data generation, computer vision and robotic process automation solutions to support national security agencies.
And throughout his career, Fontecilla has held various technical leadership roles at Unisys, Sevatec and Booz Allen Hamilton with experience in software engineering, cloud integration, cybersecurity and data analytics. He’s also an adjunct professor at American University’s Kogod School of Business.
At Dovel, Fontecilla joins a leadership team and company with more than 2,200 technologists, scientists and support staff. The company’s domains span advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning and blockchain as it helps modernize federal government customer organizations.
“Dovel has been doing some really exciting work helping agencies modernize and automate the way they store, access, and interact with the data they hold,” Fontecilla said. “I’m looking forward to working with teams across the organization to advance our solutions around health informatics, grants management, and public health.”
And according to Dovel CEO Paul Leslie, applying emerging technologies to present-day government challenges has been a hallmark of how the company supports its customers.
“We are excited to have Rod on board to help us formalize and scale the innovation that happens across the company to accelerate the delivery of solutions that meet the needs of our customers today and into the future,” he said.